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TalkBox
SHoP Architects



 Spring, 2015

Project Manager: Matthew Clarke

TalkBox, funded by Knight Foundation, is a repurposed phonebooth which serves as an on site reporter for New York City Public Radio (WNYC). It prompts pedestrians to share and record their stories, which are then broadcast by WNYC. This public intervention aims to give voice to individuals in various communities in New York City. As you pick up the phone, the On Air sign lights up, and you are “On Air”. The project is both a critique of unused old payphones and an innovative example of how they could be repurposed.

I have conducted research, proposed designs for the project, prepared presentations for the clients, and developed the design until its fabrication phase. All images courtesy of SHoP Architects