Traffic Disruption Village

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Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Time: 1pm – 8pm
Location: registration for this FREE event is required to receive the location

The day is almost here! Work together to prepare for a potentially massive auto-related disaster during the drill for Traffic Disruption Village. In 2010, China experienced a 9 day, 100 km long traffic jam that turned the road into “a collection of rooms”: a temporary village born of disaster. Traffic Disruption Village will serve as a drill for New Yorkers to prepare for a similar potential disaster phenomenon before it occurs.

There are three ways to participate in Traffic Disruption Village:

1. With a car. Retrofit your car to serve some function for the village’s ongoing well-being and support. Be prepared to serve yourself and others. Parking provided.

2. With a bicycle. Take advantage of your smaller, human-powered vehicle to assist those stuck in traffic. Bring mobile resources or serve as a messenger between the village and the outside world.

3. With only yourself (and possibly other people): bring a resource to share with the village.

Traffic Disruption Village will take place in a top-secret location from 1pm – 8pm on September 28th. To receive the location information, please sign up using the registration form.


Traffic Disruption Village by artist Chloë Bass is a project for the Flux Factory exhibition, Untitled (As Of Yet). This project and the exhibition are supported, in part, by National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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