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Juliette Spertus is an architect and curator. Her work focuses on the relationship between architecture and infrastructure and the possibilities for public space. In 2010, she organized the exhibit Fast Trash: Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities, archived at fasttrash.org. Currently, she is co-project manager with CUNY’s University Transportation Research Center of two New York State Energy Research Development Authority-funded feasibility studies exploring the costs and benefits of retrofitting existing neighborhoods with underground waste handling systems—studies which grew out of the Fast Trash exhibit. She has a B.A. in art history from Williams College and an architecture degree (DPLG) from l’Ecole d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires à Marne-la-vallée, near Paris.
Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller lay out their ambitious proposal for a pneumatic waste system affixed beneath the High Line and articulate how this expansion of infrastructural repurposing could fundamentally reshape what we do with our garbage....
by Juliette Spertus and Susanne Schindler • 5 comments
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus revisit Twin Parks with its original designers, 40 years after its construction, to pose some complex questions about the role of design in defining the success of low-income housing. ...
by Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus • 1 comment
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus examine two very different large-scale, high-density housing developments in the Bronx and consider how their histories can inform future innovation in affordable housing. ...