Hello Lamp Post

Austin’s street furniture is waking up and wants to talk to you.

Hello Lamp Post brings to life the hidden stories of Austin by finding out what the street furniture has to say. Get talking to familiar objects around the city using text messages.

For 10 weeks only everyday things will come to life. Text the official Hello Lamp Post phone number to find out what they have to say.

Created by London based Pan Studio, the project has been commissioned by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department in celebration of the Art in Public Places program’s 30th anniversary year, and in partnership with Art Alliance Austin.

Find out how to play.

Save the dates

SxSW Hello Lamp Post will have a public event at Brush Square on 17th March, 2-4pm, where you'll be able to meet the creators, learn more about the system and ask any questions.
We will also be distributing flyers for Art Alliance Austin's tour for Hello Lamp Post! Follow the map on the back of the flyer to talk to some of our favorite objects, which just happen to be next to some of our favorite Austin art spaces.
Our other cultural partners will also be hosting a number of events during the 10 weeks, so keep checking the tours page for more details.

Bring Hello Lamp Post to your city

Find out what your city has to say. Contact Ben Barker at ben.barker@panstudio.co.uk

Hello Lamp Post was first commissioned for Watershed’s Playable City Award 2013 and ran for 8 weeks in Bristol. See how people played in Bristol. The project was developed with Tom Armitage and Gyorgyi Galik.

Created by

Commissioned by The City of Austin art in public places program

In partnership with Art Alliance Austin

Originally developed for Watershed’s Playable City Award 2013


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