Bressi collaborated with Civic Center and Rebar Group on this proposal for a network of spaces throughout New Orleans where people could gather in the event of a flood evacuation.

The concept involved a series of 40-foot tall periscopes, that serve as landmarks peeking above the cityscape, and a playful new type of civic infrastructure that gives people a chance to survey their cityscape. The periscopes are labeled with key evacuation instructions. Situated in open spaces and medians in the city’s main boulevards they could also become gathering places for classes and hurricane-awareness events.

The proposal was a finalist in a competition organized by the New Orleans public art program in collaboration with Evacuteers and the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Project Type: Public Art Project
  • Collaborator: Civic Center, Rebar Group
  • Client: New Orleans public art program
  • Project Year: 2014
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