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Interventions

Wicked Vehicles For Exclusive Railroad Surfing

Radeau de Sauvetage

Before every self-respecting city copies New York City’s High Line as a strategy to revitalize their abandoned railway tracks, it’s worth the effort to take a look at this project by HeHe. The French urban design studio presents a fresh take on rediscovering derelict railroads by designing unconventional vehicles dedicated to open up the city’s railways in a rather funny way.

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  • Traffic Light Man Dances For Safety

    Dancing traffic light man

    Urban interventions aren’t the sole domain of urban interventionists any more — big brands have started to hack the urban landscape. Car brand Smart, for instance, that wants to entertain pedestrians in Lisbon with a tweaked traffic light that starts dancing every time right before it changes to green.

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  • Art On The Loose

    National Gallery

    London is full of urban street art and installations, from Banksy’s graffiti prints to Gormley’s mysterious statues. However it is not just contemporary artists who use the city as their canvas, as the National Gallery showed when they set their permanent collection free on the streets of London.

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    Smartphone Zombies, Please Stay Out Of The Fast Lane

    Cellphone Lane

    Using a smartphone changes your behavior in public space. This leads to tensions and strange, sometimes even dangerous situations — not only on streets and in bicycle lanes but also on sidewalks, according to the makers of the National Geographic series Mind over Masses. That’s why they wanted to find out what would happen if they created a dedicated zone for smartphone zombies on the sidewalks of Washington DC.

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