Re-making water visible

Boston LightWells Project


A series of interactive installations leverage naturalized and structural strategies of stormwater storage, infiltration, management, and monitoring by making underground or hidden systems visible, and communicating the invisible movement of water in ways that animate public space, through sensing, data visualization, crowdsourcing, light and place making.

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Library Park (installed in 2015)

The LightWells at Library Park heighten the experience of ground water recharge through light and color. 

Seven Streets (now installed)

A rotating installation of interactive well caps for the network of groundwater monitoring wells of the Boston Groundwater Trust, will house  LEDs and microcontrollers with Bluetooth capability connected to pressure sensors.

River dash lines (future)

New installations are in design and planning stages,  which will make the path of water into an urban experience of light and atmosphere.