Chatty Maps

Thema: Urban sound. Beschreibung: Urban sound has a huge influence over how we perceive places. Yet, city planning is concerned mainly with noise, simply because annoying sounds come to the attention of city officials in the form of complaints, while general urban sounds cannot be easily captured at city scale. To capture both unpleasant and … Weiterlesen


Thema: A floating food forest. Beschreibung: Swale, a collaborative floating food project, is dedicated to rethinking and challenging New York City’s connection to our environment. Built on a 50-foot diameter floating platform and constructed from shipping containers from the Port of NY/NJ, Swale contains a gangway entrance, walkways, and an edible forest garden. Functioning as … Weiterlesen


Thema: A beautiful combination of art and data. Beschreibung: Prismatic_nyc is a kinetic sculpture. It adapts real-time data into a physical visualization – bringing the fluctuations and flow of the outside world, inside. Using information gathered from Google Earth, Prismatic performs a sequence at sunrise. The colors pull from external images of New York’s sky … Weiterlesen

New York Compost Box Project

Thema: Composting made easy for New Yorkers on the go. Beschreibung: City dwellers looking to dispose of organic material while keeping their communities green will have another way to pitch in amid the changing media landscape. Those ubiquitous newspaper boxes that have lain dormant with the rise of the web have found new life – … Weiterlesen

NYC Street Trees by Species

Thema: Map of all New York City’s 592,130 Trees. Beschreibung: One can explore the map in two ways: by using the tooltips and zoom function to identify particular trees, or by using the filter option to see the distribution of each species. The option of disabling the base map for a starker, more abstract view … Weiterlesen

Tube Tongues

Thema: A map showing which languages are most common at every tube station in London. Beschreibung: Each tube station has a circle coloured by, after English, the language most spoken by locals. The area of the circle is proportional to the percentage that speak this language – so a circle where 10% of local people … Weiterlesen

Polly & Bob

Thema: A new neighborhood in a digital world. Beschreibung: Polly & Bob is a non-profit social startup. We don’t need profits, we rather put every dime into the neighborhood. Into the people who make all that happen. Into the rooms and spaces we want to build in the hoods. Into the development of the platform. … Weiterlesen

Energy Bunker

Thema: Urban transformation. Beschreibung: Wilhelmsburg’s former air raid bunker has been transformed into a symbol of the “Renewable Wilhelmsburg” Climate Protection Concept. Having languished almost unused since the end of World War II, the monument has now been renovated during the IBA Hamburg and converted into a power plant using renewable forms of energy, with … Weiterlesen

Life is on a new high

Thema: Urban Observation. Beschreibung: The project aims to address the issue of the changing landscape and unregulated construction in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. The city is undergoing a massive construction boom, with more than 15 supertalls, hundreds of skyscrapers and thousands of high-rise buildings under construction. Currently Mumbai is home to the largest … Weiterlesen

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

Thema: A volunteer-run small history museum of grassroots activism. Beschreibung: This is a story told of efforts to create community spaces on the Lower East Side, especially efforts that “reclaim” space that has been taken over by city bureaucracies or corporations. The political implications of how social structures shape and control our space and take … Weiterlesen