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Dupont Underground is accessible from our entrance on New Hampshire Avenue, in front of 11 Dupont Circle. Raise/Raze runs until June 1st. It is a ticketed event only, with  limited occupancy.
Hours: W/TH/F: 5-8pm, S/Sn: 11am-6pm

05.05.2016: “Underneath Dupont Circle: a playground for democracy” – washington post

05.03.2016: Rolling out Glow Sessions…

…with our friends at MadcapDC.org; a series of recordings and videos in the unique acoustic space that is Dupont Underground. Watch and listen to: AuroraTeri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, Honey Honey, Motel Radio, DJ Ayes Cold…more to come!

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

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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.


Dupont Underground in the Media May 16, 2016