The Washington Street Civic Projects showcase innovative work created by five mission-driven organizations dedicated to using architecture, art, and design to connect communities and catalyze efforts to make cities more equitable and sustainable. As part of the 2019 exhibition, their projects consider the history and development of Washington Street, Columbus’ “Main Street,” as a place of civic and commercial exchange while activating sites around this downtown corridor. These installations show us new ways to consider civic action.

Borderless Studio (Chicago, IL)

Extrapolation Factory (New York, NY)

LA-Más (Los Angeles, CA)

People for Urban Progress (Indianapolis, IN)

PienZa Sostenible (Mexico City, Mexico)


All of the Washington Street Civic Projects can be experienced from the sidewalk or a flat grassy area. Grass may be damp or muddy due to weather.