Fast Trash—Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities
Fast Trash—Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Tubes
and the Future of Cities

What if we radically changed the way we move garbage through the city? Fast Trash, an exhibition designed by Project Projects and co-organized by Project Projects and Juliette Spertus, explores this question through the lens of a novel approach to garbage collection that has served Roosevelt Island since 1975. Part infrastructure portrait and part urban history, the exhibition draws on archival materials, original maps, photographs, drawings, diagrams, and video interviews to bring an invisible system to the surface, asking what a community built around progressive policies and technologies can teach us about how we choose our infrastructure. The exhibition graphics employ a customized headline typeface developed by Project Projects. Ongoing documentation of the project can be found on the accompanying website.