SWALE

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

Design Museum Dharavi

Thema: An innovative, nomadic cultural space. Beschreibung: One of Asia’s largest ‘slums’, Dharavi is an informal settlement located right in the centre of Mumbai, India. A majority of homes in areas notified as “slums” by the government are built in bricks, steel and cement, by experienced teams of contractors, masons, plumbers, electricians and carpenters. One … Weiterlesen

Dupont Underground

Thema: Revitalization of an abandoned trolley station for presenting, producing, and promoting cutting-edge arts, architecture, design, and creative endeavors. Beschreibung: The vision is to establish a cultural destination in the USA’s capital that partners with emerging voices in contemporary arts and architecture; encourages public participation, education, and engagement; and leverages development of the Dupont Underground … Weiterlesen

Moving Kiruna

Thema: An entire Swedish city is getting moved. Beschreibung: The city of Kiruna has to move. A vast body of iron ore is being extracted at Kirunavaara on the western border of the city, causing deformation and subsidence effects which will soon reach the city centre. The city of Kiruna, in the north of Sweden … Weiterlesen

Infecting the City

Thema: Public Arts Festival Beschreibung: Infecting the City places exciting new public art in unexpected spaces in the middle of the City that challenges Cape Town’s idea of art, itself and its streets. The Festival is designed as a series of routes through the City. Each day has either one or two routes in the … Weiterlesen

Detroiturbex – Exploring and Understanding The City of Detroit

Thema: Urban exploration and documentation of change in Detroit. Beschreibung: Raising awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography. Ort: Detroit, USA Web und Text-/Bildquelle: http://www.detroiturbex.com What Happened to Detroit: http://www.detroiturbex.com/why/index.html Detroit Now and Then: http://detroiturbex.com/content/ba/index.html

Rio de Janeiro: The gondola opens up the favela

Thema: Urban Transportation Beschreibung: Linking the mountainous favela with the rest of the city – and ensuring its participation in Rio’s fast-growing economy – was a serious challenge. The Complex of Alemao’s uneven terrain was not suitable for conventional modes of transportation, but the gondola is a smart and cost-effective solution for the integration of … Weiterlesen