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And when the lights turn on, it’s time of cooking and sharing food.

This was Public Design Festival 2014. It’s a pity you couldn’t come.

Photos by: Food in the Streets and zeropxl. All rights reserved.

— 16 hours ago with 30 notes
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Pieces of outdoor furniture seen on Piazza XXV Aprile during Public Design Festival 2014.

Photos by: Luca Rotondo _ All rights reserved

— 2 days ago with 74 notes
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Public Design Festival officially started two days ago in Piazza XXV Aprile in Milan (Italy). With the already well-known Everybody’s dinner, a food performance involving the audience. And some music, of course.

Read the programme and join in.

Photos by: Luca Rotondo _ All rights reserved.

— 1 week ago with 26 notes
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Mapping Main Street →

There’s at least a Main Street in any American village, town, city and metropolis and each Main street is never the same. This is a collaborative documentary media project to build a new map of the country through stories, photos and videos recorded on actual Main Streets.

— 1 week ago with 11 notes
#social  #public space 

Primary Structure by Jacob Dahlgren is a colorful steel sculpture, tracing lines under the shadow of a beech woodland. It’s one of the art instlalations of the Wanås Foundation located in the south of Sweden.

— 2 weeks ago with 123 notes
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WHAT HOW WHERE →

This is a generator of spontaneous instructions to act in public spaces. Get your own to-do’s and suggest anything, anyhow, anywhere. It’s a project by urban doer Florian Rivière and Jim Walker of Big Car Collaborative. 

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#urban actions  #public space 
"If you design streets and cars, you get streets and cars. If you design places and people, you get places and people."
William H. Whyte
— 1 month ago with 72 notes
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In Bristol (UK) lamp posts, post boxes and other members of city’s street furniture are talkative. Strange to say. It’s an idea by PAN, with the help of Gyorgyi Galik and Tom Armitage, and consists of a playful SMS platform using the text message function of mobile phones to allow the communication between people and inanimate objects.

— 1 month ago with 17 notes
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Flashback: 1998 Boston, New York City, Baltimore and Berlin.

paraSITE by Michael Rakowitz. Transportable shelters designed to meet the homeless’needs with low budget. Conveying a political and social statement.

— 1 month ago with 119 notes
#service  #public space  #urbanism 

In the old district Barrio del Carmen of Valencia (Spain) children, associations and inhabitants have set up their own community space in a former vacant lot. It’s Solar Corona

— 1 month ago with 293 notes
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Before acting, public space’s players need tools to investigate urban reality.  The Periscope suits them. Designed by collective ika during Biennale di Venezia in 2010, it was also used by curious passers-by with a shift in perspective.

— 1 month ago with 142 notes
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In the little village of Raalte (The Netherlands), Overtreders has designed BlekkerBuxusHoek, a red meeting point with benches, tables and lookouts. 

— 1 month ago with 34 notes
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A few days left to enter the open call for international public design projects for the next edition of Public Design Festival in Milan (Italy). The theme is food and you can get inspired by the images enlisted in this tumblr blog over the years.  
To apply: here. 
Don’t be shy.

A few days left to enter the open call for international public design projects for the next edition of Public Design Festival in Milan (Italy). The theme is food and you can get inspired by the images enlisted in this tumblr blog over the years. 

To apply: here.

Don’t be shy.

— 2 months ago with 12 notes
#public design festival  #public design  #competition  #public space  #food 

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.

— 2 months ago with 277 notes
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Where is John? Looking for John is a performative intervention by Tours Soundpainting Orchestra (dressed in raincoat), which plays with public realm and its audience in everyday life.

— 2 months ago with 14 notes
#event  #public space  #urban actions