Thanks to our supporters, volunteers, and visitors who made Dupont Underground’s premier event Re-Ball! : Raise/Raze such a success! The Dupont Underground will be closed to the public until our next event, to be announced shortly. Please watch this space for updates and information.
11.22.2016: Blue Microphones is now the Official Sponsor of “Dupont Underground Sessions.”
California-based audio-production company Blue Microphones has signed on to be the Official Sponsor of our live session series, “Dupont Underground Sessions.” Blue Microphones are committed to expression and individuals finding their voice. They have a history of supporting arts initiatives having worked with organizations like We Are One Voice, Women’s Audio Mission, Vanguard Middle School Compton CA, Urban Entertainment Institute as well as public radio programming like All Things Considered, Radiotopia and KCRW. We are extremely proud to have Blue Microphones as the official microphone/headphone of our sessions. With their support, we hope to pioneer a new sound in the south tunnel. More to come. Quite, quite soon.
11.02.2016: This just in, Dupont Underground is named as an honoree for “Non-profit of the year” by Washington Business Journal! We are honored among several nonprofits that have shown the best in business this past year.
11.01.2016: Dupont Underground announces it’s Workspace Residency Program…
The Dupont Underground Workspace Residency Program (DUWR) provides selected artists the opportunity to create a unique project or body of work in a remarkable, one-of-a-kind, centrally located space in the United States capital. We are now accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2017.
10.07.2016: Creative Time Summit “Occupy the Future” comes to DC and DU…
New York-based public art curators Creative Time are holding their annual summit in DC October 14th to the 16th. The summit will be based at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street, and Dupont Underground will be hosting breakout sessions, times to be announced. To participate you must be registered for the summit, and then sign up for the sessions as they appear on the schedule page. Participation is limited to 45 persons per session, so register soon – the sessions are only open to summit participants and walk-ins will not be accepted.
While you are on the Creative Time website, check out the new piece “Doomocracy” from one of our favorite artists Pedro Reyes…seems like a perfect installation for Dupont Underground, no?!
08.27.2016: What’s up, DU?
While the summer heat wave laid DC low, Dupont Underground has been making the final push to prepare our space for the public. Thanks to the folks at ARUP engineering and the civil engineers at Greening Urban we now have a complete drawing set ready for review at DCRA, and will soon be able to move forward with long-awaited space improvements. We will be resuming tours by reservation next month and announcing an exciting new arts initiative in the coming weeks…stay tuned!
06.18.2016: Dupont Underground Sessions…
Our friends at MadcapDC.org continue to roll out new recordings and videos in the unique acoustic space that is Dupont Underground. Watch: Trevor Sensor, Khruangbin, Lindsey Luff, Blue Healer, And The Kids, Alban Gerhardt, Aurora, Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, Honey Honey, Motel Radio, DJ Ayes Cold; and listen to: Zach Wright, Courtney Dowe, Street Corner Symphony, Feral Poise…more to come!
05.05.2016: “Underneath Dupont Circle: a playground for democracy” – washington post
05.01.2016: Raise/Raze opening in the media: CBS, ABC, Washington Post…
04.30.2016: Thanks to Matterport for this amazing 3D walk-through of Raise/Raze.
04.29.2016: Raise/Raze is sold out 24 hours after ticketing opened to the public!
04.26.2016: Tickets for Re-Ball!: Raise/Raze are now on sale at Eventbrite!
04.22.2016: Dupont Underground on the Kojo Nnamdi blog.
04.01.2016: WTOP goes Underground:
Today we took WTOP on a quick tour of the Dupont Underground to show off the Re-Ball!: Raise/Raze installation. The public’s support has been amazing, with over 350 people signing up to help build Hou de Sousa’s interactive work. Sign up here for volunteer days, or help us launch by making a donation. Thank you!
03.21.2016: And the winner is….
The Dupont Underground is thrilled to announce the winner of Re-Ball!, an open design competition for a site-specific installation in the former streetcar station below Dupont Circle. The winning proposal was submitted by Hou de Sousa, an award-winning architecture and design studio based in New York City.
Raise/Raze transforms the 650,000 three-inch, translucent plastic balls from the National Building Museum’s Beach exhibit into an assembly block system that is fully reconfigurable. While the installation will open with pre-assembled “zones”, visitors will be free to alter the installation to create their own objects and spaces
03.14.2016: Happy Pi Day!…no better day to unveil the gallery of entries to the Re-Ball! international design competition…
Re-Ball! = 650,000 3″ in diameter plastic balls + an amazing subterranean space + your imagination… The Re-Ball! call-for-entries closed on March 4th with over 150 registrants, and 92 completed proposals from 19 different countries. Competition submissions can now be viewed in our online gallery. The submissions include many exciting, unique, and thoughtful proposals. Our jury of art and design curators and practitioners is reviewing the submissions and will announce a winner in the coming week. We will be installing the winner’s project in April within the Dupont Underground; the installation will be open for viewing from April 30th to June 1, 2016.
Due to the nature of the installation, visiting Re-Ball! will be by reservation only. Donate to our crowdfunding campaign at $25 dollars and you will receive a reserved spot for Re-Ball!, and help us open our doors in April.
Download the Press Release.
02.26.2016: DU and RE-BALL! featured on WJLA, ABC news
The Dupont Underground’s Philippa Hughes gave WJLA’s Sam Sweeney a tour of the Dupont Underground, sharing our big plans for Re-Ball!, our international design competition for a site-specific installation in our space. Check out the segment here.