Taxi Fabric

Thema: A unique platform for designers in Mumbai. Beschreibung: Taxis in India, particularly in Mumbai, are not only the most convenient form of transport but have also become an iconic piece of culture. Although much attention is given to each taxi by its driver – to make it stand out from his competitors – very … Weiterlesen

NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life

Thema: A Data Visualization. Beschreibung: This civic technology project visualizes taxi trip data from 2013, showing the activities of a single taxi on a single day. The original data include ~170 Million trips. Of these, 30 cab/days were queried at random for inclusion in this project. The data were provided by the Taxi and Limousine … Weiterlesen

#FairTuesday

Thema: #FairTuesday is an ethical shopping initiative created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Beschreibung: #FairTuesday is to inspire conscious consumerism and show how an everyday purchase can change lives in a whole community. #FairTuesday features fair trade, ethical, and eco-friendly brands and invites other businesses to take a step towards sustainability. Ort: … Weiterlesen

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee

Thema: Transforming Milwaukee’s Vacant Lots Into A New Agricultural Economy. Beschreibung: HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee empowers residents to transform neighborhoods by re-purposing foreclosed properties into community assets that spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution. It addresses two critical issues facing some of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable neighborhoods: foreclosures, vacant lots and limited … Weiterlesen

Microarchitecture: Tumbleweedhouses

Thema: Microacrchitecture stresses the lack of space as a crucial ressource, exploring, questioning and designing forms and concepts of architecture in contemporary and for future urban contexts. The Tiny Houses have become a news trend owing to its Eco friendly nature and cheap expense. Jay Shafer’s Tumble Weed Tiny House Company is building these houses … Weiterlesen

UNLEASHED – detroit dog park

Thema: Remodeling/reshaping of urban places. Beschreibung: Detroit Dog Park is a group of Detroit-area dog lovers who are working hard to bring a dog park to the city of Detroit. Our park is Macomb Park, also known as Macomb Playlot. It’s an old playground near the iconic train station and Roosevelt Park. The land is … Weiterlesen

Play Me, I’m Yours – Street Pianos

Thema: Street Pianos are designed to provoke people into engaging, activating and claiming ownership of their urban landscape. Beschreibung: Play Me, I’m Yours was first commissioned by Fierce Earth in Birmingham, UK, in 2008. With 15 pianos located across the city over three weeks it was estimated that over 140,000 people played or listened to … Weiterlesen

MöHRCHENPARK / MöHRCHENLAND

Thema: Im Herzen Berlins, direkt an der Spree, liegt unser Mörchenland. Derzeit ist das 12.000qm große Areal noch eine Brache. Der Mörchenpark e.V. will an dieser Stelle einen vielseitigen Bürgerpark schaffen. Wenn wir uns nicht einmischen, kommt der Meistbietende zum Zuge und baut dort, am Bürgerinteresse vorbei, was am meisten Erträge verspricht. Wir möchten uns … Weiterlesen

Improv Everywhere

Thema: Creating disturbances that would encourage random strangers to interact with each other. Beschreibung: Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. … Weiterlesen

Lower East Side NY

Thema: Improving the overall quality of life in the Lower East Side. Beschreibung: The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) was established in 1992 as a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to revitalizing the Orchard Street Shopping District by providing a variety of services to promote economic activity and improve the quality of … Weiterlesen