conjunction with the Designing
for Security project, the Design Trust sponsored a photographic
survey that documented the actual effect
of security measures on public spaces throughout
New York City. The survey, a series of
photographs taken with a large-format camera,
explored questions about public space and
Where overt security measures have been
implemented, Design Trust fellow Elizabeth
Felicella documented them. Where no security
measures were immediately apparent, she
used the camera to reveal the more subtle
operations of security.
Design Trust believes that both designed
and "discovered" security
measures might provide important insight
into the problem of securing public spaces.
This photo essay served a dual purpose,
both as a valuable component to the ongoing
research project and as a discrete body
of work to be exhibited and published independently.
Felicella's photographs are included as
a section within the publication Designing