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

Digital Matatus

Thema: Collaborative research and mapping for Nairobi’s Public Transit. Beschreibung: University of Nairobi, Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development, MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab, and Groupshot are working toward standardizing and opening transit data for Nairobi’s Matatus — the informal and de facto city bus system — and expanding our findings, tools, and processes … Weiterlesen


Thema: A collaborative community of people working together to build a smarter city. Beschreibung: Placemeter was created to give people the power of knowing what a place is like before they get there. We collect and serve up-to-the-minute information like how crowded a place is, how long the wait is, and whether it will get … Weiterlesen

NYC Grid

Thema: NYC Grid is an exploration and documentation of New York neighborhoods – street by street and block by block. Beschreibung: NYC Grid is a photo blog dedicated to exploring New York block-by-block and corner-by-corner. Each post covers a new street or feature with a focus on the mundane and ephemeral. Ort: New York City, … Weiterlesen

Your Biking Wisdom in 10 Words

Thema: Social Media meets Bicycling. Beschreibung: The Times is collecting riders’ shared wisdom about their biking in New York. Explore their comments, add your own, or view popular routes on Strava, a running and cycling app. Ort: New York City, USA Web und Text-/Bildquelle: Biking Wisdom NYC

Humans of New York

Thema: Blog collecting impressions/pictures/quotes of inhabitants of New York City. Beschreibung: HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot … Weiterlesen

Street Seats

Thema: Mapping Streat Seats Beschreibung: As silly as it sounds, the opportunity to sit down is one of the great joys, if not necessities of urban living. Yet cities the world over fail to provide enough places for people to rest, socialize, or simply watch the world go by. We think this needs to change, … Weiterlesen

Transparent Chennai

Thema: Transparent Chennai aggregates, creates and disseminates data and research about important civic issues facing Chennai, including those issues facing the poor. Beschreibung: Their work aims to empower residents by providing them useful, easy-to-understand information that can better highlight citizen needs, shed light on government performance, and improve their lives in the city, one issue … Weiterlesen

Global Street Art

Thema: Building a global photographic archive of street art online. Beschreibung: „Global Street Art is two guys from London – Lee and Dan. Over the course of our lives we want to build a permanent, museum dedicated to street art and graffiti – both online and in bricks and mortar. Yep, seriously. We’re starting our … Weiterlesen


Thema: Ein Kunstprojekt zu Raum, Musik und Architektur in Le Corbusiers Wohnmaschinen in Berlin und Marseille 2012/2013 Beschreibung: Im Zentrum des Projekts DAS WORT HABEN DIE BENÜTZER / LA PAROLE EST AUX USAGERS stehen das Berliner Corbusierhaus und die nahezu baugleiche Cité radieuse in Marseille – zwei von Le Corbusier in den 40er / 50er … Weiterlesen