Nestled in the South End is a hotbed of radical architectural innovation. OVER,UNDER is a self-declared “Boston-based interdisciplinary practice,” or collaborative architecture design studio. Founded in 2006, their main function is bringing design expertise on a number of levels, including cultural identity and urban planning, to projects that range in scale from gallery exhibits to designed homes to planned cities.
The pinkcomma gallery serves as an extension of OVER,UNDER’s mission to “make design more pivotal in the city’s political and cultural discourses.” Located in the basement of OVER,UNDER’s headquarters at 46 Waltham Street, in Courtyard 1, the gallery displays edgy new work that highlights the intersections between architecture and other art forms, drawing new audiences to an often-overlooked medium for expression.
In their own words, the pinkcomma gallery “highlights innovative thinkers of diverse interests who call Boston home,” who share the philosophy that “Design can shape our understanding of the urban realm, expand its cultural sphere and propose new possibilities for its development.” Currently, the gallery is showing Inside Marina City, an exhibit by Iker Gil and Andreas E.G.Larsson which “documented the lives of residents in the non-Euclidean geometries of Bertrand Goldberg’s iconic Marina City.” Their work perfectly illustrates the gallery’s, and OVER,UNDER’s, central aim: to start a conversation about cultural identity and through the unconventional use of architecture.