Artists in the DOT

City and state transportation departments shape communities in major ways. Now long-term artist residencies are helping them rethink what they do, and how.

Pedestrian-centered highway revival

A car-free zone fills a need for pedestrian-friendly space in a congested city | MVRDV Architects, Seoul, South Korea

Transit Short Story Dispensers

Commuters invited to exchange digital distractions for analog inspiration | Short Edition, Grenoble

Parking tickets that come with calming yoga poses

Calming traffic enforcement with humor | Daniel Peltz, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Signs that lead to public art

Wayfinding helps pedestrians find public sculptures | Bundith Phunsombatlert, New York City

Funktional Vibrations

Colorful mosaic greets commuters | Xenobia Bailey, New York City

Truck Art Project

Trucks become moving artworks | Jaime Colsa + Iam Gallery, Madrid, Spain

A mobile art and banking space

Flexible truck space brings mentoring and financial help across Reservation | Pine Ridge, South Dakota

A very green highway bypass

Public art makes a new highway more palatable | Vicki Scuri, Sandpoint, Idaho

Movement and light in transportation hubs

Installations catch our awareness in transit spaces | Catherine Widgery, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Ontario