Make_Shift City. Renegotiating the Urban Commons starts on the premise that public spaces are part of urban commons, today more than yesterday, as recent history has told us. With this consideration, the book presents a collection of the most mesmerizing design projects reshaping cities’ topography by means of art, imagination, civic participation and low resources.
Same place, two years later, new intervention. Under the direction of Collectif Etc, the vacant lot in Saint-Étienne (France) named “Place du Géant” has changed its shape again. These wooden benches have been designed by Collectif Parenthèse.
Within the frame of Hello Wood 2012, Dia Harcsa, Tibor Dékány and Ádám Hatvani, members of Sporaarchitects, designed the wooden Gossip Bench. Sit and indulge in pretty talk.
Photos by: Péter Márk, Péter Sárközi _ MOME line _ All rights reserved
The call for entries for the eighth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space is open.The eligible projects are interventions aimed at creating, recovering or improving the democratic quality of the urban spaces in European cities between 2012 and 2014. Deadline for registration: 23 January 2014.
To learn more: here.
In 2011 in the suburbs of Linz (Austria), a huge roundabout became for 17 days DEJA - VU, an island for cultural celebration designed by Fattinger-Orso and a real intersection between visitors and inhabitants. 7000 red crates created a modular architecture adapting to the daily scheduled events.