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.
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.
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.
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.
As gentrification threatens to pave the labour identity of La Perseverancia neighbourhood in Bogotà (Colombia), for La Otra Bienal the Spanish Todo por la Praxis proposed an iconic site-specific intervention. It is a three dimensional sign with a slogan borrowed from the working-class movement, an observation tower over the city and a stage for events involving the community.
The City is Wilder is a work of art by the “melancholic post-situationnist” Robert Montgomery, installed in Berlin (Germany) inside the site of the controversial Holzmarkt project that will transform the banks of river Spree near Alexanderplatz.