Joëlle Payet

Walk, Pause, Fast Forward, Play

Walking the Edit is an iPhone application using surrounding geolocalised information to create a movie while you are walking. “It’s great that videos, pictures and other data can be geolocalized thus creating an ‘augmented space’. But we are left to wonder… how can we turn this abundance of information into a story? Can we build…

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Shed Light On The Lack Of Urban Green Spaces

I can’t help imagining a butterfly effect between the current spontaneous protests sweeping across Spain and the interventions by the Luzinterruptus collective. At least, I like the idea. Since 2008, the Madrid-based street art group has been acting “with the simple idea of focusing people’s attention by using light on problems that we found in the…

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  • Cities As Big Playgrounds

    Here on Pop-Up City, we are big fans of urban games. We love urban games because they change our perception of routine spaces, they invite us as citizens to take over public spaces, they encourage interactions with strangers, and because most of them are just fun! Berlin’s Invisible Playground collective makes Street Games, Audio Adventures and Playful Theater that turn the city into a giant playground.

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    Architecture That Grows And Repairs Itself

    We like to consider the city as an organism but are cities really living? Thanks to new technologies, living architecture and literally sustainable cities may become a reality. Rachel Armstrong collaborates with architects and scientists to explore the use of metabolic materials for the practice of architecture — construction materials that possess some of the properties of living systems, and can be manipulated to ‘grow’ architecture.

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    Build A $300 House

    “About 2 billion people live in absolute poverty. In 2010 the United Nations calculated that there were about 827m people living in slums and predicted that the number might double by 2030.” — The Economist Last year, Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar urged CEOs, Governments, NGOs, Foundations to join forces and tackle the global housing-for-the-poor…

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