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Space&matter has overturned the traditional function of fencing to exclude people and created a public space inside a vacant construction site in Leiden (The Netherlands). 

— 3 weeks ago with 22 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
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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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Commisioned by The Architecture Foundation, Viewpoint designed by AOR is located in Camley Street Natural Park in London (UK) and offers an aesthetic perspective of urban wildlife.

Photos by: Max Creasy _ All rights reserved.

— 2 months ago with 61 notes
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Street art improves commuters’ waiting time, urban furniture and ordinary landscapes. Inattesa. art at the bus stop is a project by Turismo Creativo and Ziguline taking place in Formia, Gaeta, Itri and Terracina (Italy).

Photos by: Flavia Fiengo and Arianna Barone _ All rights reserved.

— 2 months ago with 54 notes
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Once upon a time there was a city named Groningen (The Netherlands), that was planned for car mobility. Then in 1970s a bike revolution started. Interesting video by Streetfilms city administrators should watch.

— 3 months ago with 18 notes
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In the heart of Melbourne (Australia), there’s a vacant lot for creative people to use. It’s Testing Grounds by the duo These are THE PROJECTS we do together and everyone can contribute to fill the agenda of activities with ideas, projects and events.

— 4 months ago with 196 notes
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In the little village of Ry (Denmark), CEBRA has designed The Pulse Park, a playful environment divided into three different zones, whose features allow several activities and are conceived for users of all ages.

— 4 months ago with 35 notes
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Magic Carpet: Re-envisioning Community Space in Sai Ying Pun is a project led by the professor Hendrik Tieben, coordinating the team of the School of Architecture and the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is more than an outdoor cinema because it aims at preserving the memory and the past of Sai Ying Pun, an area  in the Western part of Hong Kong whìch is undergoing complete renewal. The students were in charge of shooting people’s interviews and creating documentaries to be broadcast in the street.

— 4 months ago with 51 notes
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Responding Together →

It’s time to change our lifestyle and experiment alternative ways of staying together. Get motivated reading this catalogue of projects and actions and share your own experience.

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
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Flashback: 2006-2009 everywhere.
Sleepsculpture for 24 persons by Daan Den Houter. DIY kit adapting to the environment and the number of guests.

Flashback: 2006-2009 everywhere.

Sleepsculpture for 24 persons by Daan Den Houter. DIY kit adapting to the environment and the number of guests.

— 5 months ago with 34 notes
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In Hamburg (Germany) nearly at the end of Summer, the artist group
We Are Visual turned a vacant lot in
Laeiszstrasse 18 into an outdoor projection room with Galerie Genscher Plateau project. Free screenings for passers-by and cinema-goers.

— 5 months ago with 138 notes
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We Traders →

We Traders are citizens creating viable alternatives to an economy in crisis, becoming co-producers of goods. The project We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City connects initiatives by artists, designers, activists and citizens living in Lisbon, Madrid, Toulouse, Turin and Berlin with the aim of exchanging experiences. Join one of the interactive forums, workshops and exhibitions occurring until Novembre 2014.

— 6 months ago with 3 notes
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Studying themes of contemporary society like mobility and nomadism, social development and poverty, Studio-Orta creates Mobile Intervention Units equipped to facilitate urban life.

— 6 months ago with 15 notes
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