The Lampbrella is made from fiberglass and equipped with a rain and motion sensor that help to figure out when it needs to open and close the umbrella canopy. In case the Lampbrella fails to open there’s a button on the lamp post that can be used to open the canopy manually. Belyaev thinks that his creation can be useful anywhere in the city where many people walk, but specifically at places without canopies or large trees where you can hide from the rain.
Artist Eve Mosher came up with an interactive way for citizens to launch their city improvement ideas in public space. Collaborating with 350.org, her ‘Insert ____ Here‘ project offers big yellow arrows to urbanites that they can place at spots in New York City where they think an environmental change could be made.Read more →
Together with an Austrian artist, advertising office Jung von Matt has launched a series of ‘leaking’ power outlets to show that energy is wasted every second and everywhere. The urban intervention was meant to get people’s attention on the regardless waste of energy. The installation speaks to the German energy company RWE which takes a…Read more →
Feeling anger or love? Want to share your thoughts, or start a revolution? Call 1-979-997-3041 and speak up! The Urban Speaker is a mobile art installation by Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena, which gives everyone the opportunity to broadcast a message in public space by calling a phone number. The installation is a piece of flexible…Read more →
During our two-week Blogger in Residency in Dublin earlier this month we discovered quite an innovative approach to urban planning and development that other cities around the globe could learn from. Several departments within the Irish capital’s City Council have adopted urban hacking and interventionism tactics as serious tools to improve public spaces.Read more →