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Tin Can Telephone Company

This building appears to be keeping to itself, but really it has a lot to communicate. In fact, hypothetically, it could serve as home of the Tin Can Telephone Company, devised by the Center for American Placelessness, a theoretical cultural institution devoted to the the synthesis of community and placemaking. The massive rooftop light bulb announces that this is a fun and exciting place to visit. Stroll down our wood grained sidewalks with a pair of your own cans and we will craft you a nifty communication device in no time. On the playground, kids can whisper (or scream) secrets to anxiously waiting peers via oversized tin-can telephones. Chat with strangers; chat with friends. No appointment necessary!

Rendered by Lauren Stewart and Christina Hilliard, Conceived by Nicole Lavelle

Installation Photographs by Morris Brum