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Blue Print
Essential Pantry
Golden Afternoon
Pop Up Confessional
Sound Tree
Play Array : An Urban Pong Game

On Mar 14th, Rick and I conducted a core conversation around the topic of ‘The Future of Physical Digital Placemaking’ at SXSW 2015 in Austin. Core conversations are formalized formats […]

Insights from our SXSW 2015 Core Conversation
Silent Lights
Dinner Theater

Urban Matter Inc was in Louisville, Kentucky for a workshop and ideation session with the local arts and non profit organizations around communicating air quality data to the public. The workshop […]

Air quality, creative folks, ideation and Louisville, Kentucky
Family Style

It has been more than a month since Silent Lights was installed and we are happy to say that everything is running smoothly onsite. This winter has been unforgiving and […]

Weeknote#5 : Quick Update on Silent Lights

‘Unnatural Nature : Embracing the city by transforming industrial blight into urban amenity’ is the title of the article in Feb issue of the Metropolis magazine. Written by Karrie Jacobs, the article […]

Metropolis Mag, Feb 2014.

Urban Matter’s ‘Silent Lights’ turns New York City traffic noise into color.

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Silent Light installation illuminated sound pollution in Brooklyn.


Silent Lights: Noise-Activated LED Gates Illuminate Passageway Underneath Brooklyn Queens Expressway.


New public art display ‘Silent Lights’ unveiled under the BQE in Fort Greene

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Brooklyn Installation Turns Traffic Noise Into An Exuberant Light Vista.

the Creator’s Project

  Silent Lights is finally up and running. It took us two and a half years to design, fund and build the project. 2013 was an important year for the […]

Installing Silent Lights

Early September we were contacted by the amazing Jerri Chou, the founder of the feast conference for an interactive piece that would  listen to conference activity and conversations and find […]

Family Style

How combining light and sound can help reveal local character.


Arup recently invited Urban Matter Inc. to install work in its New York lobby as part of a new rotating exhibition series. Connect caught up with the designers as they set up Wise Words.

Arup Connect

Our project Wise Words that was a part of the New Museum IDEAS CITY festival went up in the storefront of the architecture office GTECTS last week. The storefront was […]

Wise Words goes up

Shagun Singh and Valeria Bianco give us insider details about Wise Words, a project as part of IDEAS CITY celebrating women immigrants in New York City.

New Museum
Wise Words
Projctn Website

Designwala was a content partner for InfluencerCon Mumbai this year. This is the first time the conference has taken place in India. Influencer Conference (InfluencerCon) is the first of its kind global […]

InfluencerCon Mumbai 2012

Urban Matter Inc is also a partner in Artist Build Collaborative. On Sept 20th, we organized a fundraiser for our project Silent Lights at the Green Building. The space, food, […]

Silent Lights Fundraiser

The U.S. Pavilion at the Thirteenth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale was organized by the Institute for Urban Design on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Panel : Social lives of Public Spaces | US Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennial

The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects : US Pavilion, 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.


ARTfarm was selected as one of the 124 projects to be showcased as a part of the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012

ARTfarm in Venice Architecture Biennale 2012