Public spaces are suitable for various actions, uses and functions. If not, hack the city: exploit the creativity, have a look at elements of urban landscape and be revolutionary. This is Rotten Apple.
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.
Mimmo Rubino aka Rub Kandy has painted the steps of an amphitheatre in Atlantic City (USA) using the colors of American cultures and creating a three dimensional effect. The flags are Atlantica and have become a pop-point of interest.
For the new installation held in Rosarno (Italy) during A di città festival, Luzinterruptus picked a a typical element of Southern urban landscape and spent 5 days, adding lights to 2000 peppers and making garlands with the help of residents. The result is NocturnalPeperonata.
L A U N C H by Michael Zebrowski uses weather balloons architecturally both as spatial instigators and as photographic data collectors capturing real time urban activity. The first appearance occurred at ARTSCAPE 2013 and the project succeeded in engaging the public.
Before its demolition a tall building in the 13th district of Paris (France) has become Tour 13, a huge gallery of street art, involving 100 artists from all over the world. Now it’s open to the public for the whole month of October.
What if we opened the mail box and found the handwritten story of a person living in our same city? Started in San Francisco (USA), the project fights against stigmatization of outskirts and margilization of communities using the power of surprise, spreading positive images and creating random friendships.
This is a public Love Letter to Brooklyn, whose canvas is an abandoned Macy’s parking garage and is a community-based art project as the words are those of Brooklynites met in the neighbourhood by the artist Steve Powers.