City Tickets

Graphic design, Installations, Object
Designer | Artist Mayo Nissen, Copenhagen institute of interaction
Year 2011

City Tickets is an exploration into how existing pieces of real-world urban infrastructure can be repurposed to better serve all of the citizens of the city in which they are installed.

Pay-and-display multi-space parking terminals are examples of intensely technological infrastructure. City Tickets proposes to use them as a read/write entry point to a citizen responsiveness system such as 311, using the technology already found in such machines: a network connection, computation, and a thermal printer – and a basic street-facing interface.