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Tailgaiting as Municipal Housekeeping is a masterplan of strategies, projects and products for unpacking the resources and activities of the cultural institutions across Northside. The Northside of Pittsburgh is on the brink of developer-led interest. Depopulated, with perceived no-go areas, it is equally peppered with historic buildings, active (if factional) residents groups, a historic park and most notably the cultural institutions including the Wharhol Museum and the Mattress Factory. Led by the Children's Museum, these institutions have formed a coalition with the aim to promote Northside as a family district and aid its regeneration. muf were asked to come up with a proposal. muf combined two specifically American phenomena - Tailgaiting and Municipal Housekeeping - to form a method for urban change: Tailgating as Municipal Housekeeping.

Tailgaiting as Municipal Housekeeping is a masterplan of strategies, projects and products for unpacking the resources and activities of the cultural institutions across Northside. The Northside of Pittsburgh is on the brink of developer-led interest. Depopulated, with perceived no-go areas, it is equally peppered with historic buildings, active (if factional) residents groups, a historic park and most notably the cultural institutions including the Wharhol Museum and the Mattress Factory. Led by the Children's Museum, these institutions have formed a coalition with the aim to promote Northside as a family district and aid its regeneration. muf were asked to come up with a proposal. muf combined two specifically American phenomena - Tailgaiting and Municipal Housekeeping - to form a method for urban change: Tailgating as Municipal Housekeeping.

Tailgating as Municipal Housekeeping 2006

Strategy 
Masterplan for Northside, Pittsburg

Client
The Children’s Museum

Budget
£10,000

Location
Pittsburg USA