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Articles by Andrew Colopy

Andrew Colopy is a Van Alen Institute fellow, an associate editor of Praxis: Journal of Writing + Building and a faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design. At Diller Scofidio + Renfro, he played a leading design role in the redevelopment of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the forthcoming Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro. He collaborated on Flatform with Marble Fairbanks Architects for Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling at The Museum of Modern Art, and his work has been published and exhibited internationally. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, summa cum laude, from Ohio State University and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP where he was awarded a William Kinne Fellowship and the American Institute of Architects Certificate.

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What if we recruited artists and designers to help sell the American public on the idea of high-speed rail?Illustration: Chris MurphyEarlier this week, the federal Department of Transportation announced $2 billion in new awards for 22 intercity rail projects that will improve the speed, aesthetics, and range of our existing rail system, while also studying the potential for high-speed rail in unexpected places like Texas. After a year in which Tea Party governors of Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin refused federal assistance and canceled high-speed rail construction, this is a shot in the arm for rail advocates. But there is much more work to be done in convincing the public of high-speed rail’s importance, and advocates need to look beyond Washington for help in getting high-speed rail on track. Transportation and infrastructure advocates should partner with an unlikely but historically beneficial ally: the art and design community.

During the Depression, FDR’s administration smartly commissioned photographers to document the country’s poverty as well as government-funded infrastructure projects, such as the building of airports, bridges, and highways. Whil... Read more