The Wabash Lights

Thema: Putting the Public in Public Art. Beschreibung: The Wabash Lights is a site-specific light installation on the underside of the Wabash Avenue elevated train tracks in Chicago’s loop. This proposed work of public art will incorporate over 5,000 programmable LED light tubes to transform an iconic piece of Chicago infrastructure into a canvas for … Weiterlesen

The Plant

Thema: A model of closed-loop urban food production. Beschreibung: The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by growing and producing food inside an repurposed industrial building. The Plant will create 125 jobs in Chicago’s economically distressed Back of the Yards neighborhood – but, remarkably, these jobs … Weiterlesen

#ANOTHERLIGHTUP

Thema: A project combining street art and crowd-funded community engagement. Beschreibung: The City of Cape Town supplies Monwabisi Park with free, clean water, distributed via public water taps. The ‚emtonjenis‘ (public tap spaces) have become communal gathering areas. Residents develop daily routines around necessary trips to the nearest tap. However, seeing as these spaces and … Weiterlesen

Book Stop São Paulo

Thema: What if bus shelters were also mini libraries? What if, while you waited for the bus, you could pick out a book, and take it with you on your way to work? Beschreibung: Book Stop is working to install shelves stuffed with literary works at ten bus stops across São Paulo. The Book Stop … Weiterlesen

WalkNYC

Thema: WalkNYC is New York City’s standard for pedestrian wayfinding. Beschreibung: WalkNYC provides a clear visual language and graphic standards that can be universally understood, encourages walking and transit usage by providing quality multi-modal information, and provides consistent information across a broad range of environments in the city. The first WalkNYC signs are being installed … Weiterlesen

Rio de Janeiro – BAR CODES ON SIDEWALKS GIVE TOURIST INFO

Thema: Rio de Janeiro is mixing technology with tradition to provide tourists information about the city by embedding bar codes into the black and white mosaic sidewalks that are a symbol of the city. Beschreibung: The city plans to install 30 of these QR codes at beaches, vistas, and historic sites, so Rio’s approximately 2 … Weiterlesen

Supertrees in Singapore: Giant concrete and metal ‚plants‘

Thema: Green Gardening, Housing, and Conserving Beschreibung: …the installation will house a cluster of green conservatories and inside the Supertrees plants from around the world will be displayed. The park will also become home to the Singapore Garden Festival. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2009806/Singapore-Supertrees-50-metre-manmade-trees-installed-middle-city.html#ixzz1yDrhbiN2 Ort: Singapore Web und Text-/Bildquelle: Supertrees in Singapore: Giant concrete and metal ‚plants‘ … Weiterlesen

Bus Top Gardening

Thema: Bus Top Gardening Beschreibung: Are there any urban objects left that do not have an urban garden on their roof? New York-based designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio came up with a graduation project at the NYU, that claims to increase the amount of green spaces in the city. Bus Roots is a living garden … Weiterlesen

Dead Drops

Beschreibung: ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your … Weiterlesen