Berlin is full of spontaneous parties in public space. During a trip we spotted a techno party near metro station Warschauer Straße. Under a fly-over, over 150 people were dancing to tunes played by a DJ while drinking their own supply of beer. The raw spot turned out to be a perfect party location.
This is for all the urban gardeners out there. No, I don’t mean actual gardening in the city: Carmichael Collective (yes, the insect memorial folks) have been placing their Urban Plant Tags around Minneapolis lately. As tipped off by the fine folks at DesignBoom, the Urban Plant Tags are just like those tiny tags you…Read more →
Our German colleagues of Rebel Art and Urban Shit report about a great piece of art called ‘Streeeeeet Intervention’. The work was made by the Dutch Artist Vincent Wittenberg and Israeli/Australian artist Guy Köningstein for the International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism 2010 in Bat Yam, Israel. The installation is part of a series of works in which both artists explore the privatization of public space. During their explorations, the artists found out that, on the one hand, the borders of private and public spaces are not really tight and often quite flexible, while, on the other hand, formal rules of ownership are pretty straight. “Many residents do cross the border by claiming public or common space for their own private use. This behavior seems to be peacefully tolerated by the authorities and other residents.”Read more →
Just a great picture from our friends of Je Hoofd Loopt Om, taken in Berlin. The photo illustrates a major development of more and more people getting footloose; a simple laptop is the only equipment they need to do their job. Place doesn’t matter, time doesn’t matter. An office doesn’t have to be an office.Read more →
Amsterdam-based interaction designers Theodore Watson and Emily Gobeille created this stunning interactive installation back in 2008, but it’s still worth posting it. Terrarium is an electronic dreamscape that listens to the visitor’s voice. This leads to a dynamic experience of an almost perfect and super neat underwater world. The participants are drawn into a new…Read more →