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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.