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.
“I Wish This Was…” say these stickers, inviting people to write down their needs or wishes and to paste them wherever they want. This is a project of Candy Chang, a designer based in New Orleans, who decided to give voice to citizens and to try to address the problem of vacant storefronts and blighted…Read more →
We love multi-functionalism here at The Pop-Up City. It is a great precursor for adaptability, which strengthens the resilience of space and facilitates spontaneous and creative uses. This recent creation by furniture designer, Dirk Ploos van Amstel, instantly transforms a space from one of play to one of repose.Read more →
Public art installations involving lights are always illuminating and celebratory. Whether it’s an interactive installation over English Bay as part of the Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver or a lit heart in the middle of Times Square, light has the power to change how we perceive space in a moving way. Artist Leo Villareal is taking the moving part pretty seriously with his proposed installation for San Francisco. The project, dubbed ‘The Bay Lights’, proposes to install 25,000 LED lights on the west span of the city’s Bay Bridge in time for its 75th anniversary.Read more →
Kubik is a temporary light-room-installation created to inspirit unused urban space with an arrangement of water tanks, light shows and electronic beats. Stacked up tank-walls illuminated in different colours are composed to a piece of stunning architecture, which interacts with the beats of minimal electronic music.Read more →