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The Wolfsonian FIU – Call To Artist: The (Other) Bridge Tender House

August 23, 2023

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 15, 2023

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Public Input Opportunities

We invite you to be a part of Bridge Deconstruction, our next major deconstructive infrastructure project!

Our Goal: To reunite The Wolfsonian-FIU’s Bridge Tender House with its bridge. But its bridge is gone and we physically can’t transport it. So, what are some other ways to reunite them? …all while honoring the many diverse and intersecting ways a ubiquitous piece of invaluable infrastructure can mean so much more than the sum of its parts? What can we all learn as we (re)imagine a bridge together?

There are three ways you can be a part of this group effort.

1. The Bridge

What/where/who is your bridge? What does a bridge mean to you? Open call for any and all proposals from the community!

This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Contributions to the public installation

  • Artwork in and around the public installation or Bridge Tender House

  • Programmatic proposals such as: Workshops, Lectures, Discussions, Reading Groups,
    Tours, Performances, Debates, Demonstrations, Protests, and more! 

  • We are open to any and all proposals! Let’s talk!

2. The (Other) Bridge Tender House Open Call to all students in FIU’s CARTA College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts!

At it’s original location on NW 27th Avenue over the Miami River, the Bridge Tender House had a sibling house on the opposite side of the bridge. With the help of FIU students, we
will recreate that house a
s a group-collaged model. 

Read the full open call here.

3. The Stories: We use them everyday! Share one personal bridge memory with us.

Maybe it’s a bridge you cross daily on your way to work. Or that bridge you jumped from on a dare into a lake below when you were 12. Or maybe it’s your favorite moment from a recently-read novel. Email us a short audio clip recounting your story and we’ll use it in a collage made to sound like a seamless (if meandering) conversation, which visitors and passersby of the Bridge Tender House will hear throughout the run of the public installation. 

To record your clip just use your phone!* Email info@departmentofreflection.org with the subject line “Bridge Stories.” All submissions will be included, in full, in an archive compendium to be published online.

*An app such as Voice Memos works perfect! 


August 23, 2023


The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States


The Wolfsonian-FIU
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