Who should be responsible for the city’s lay-out? The ones who pay for it, or the ones with the creativity and capacity to make it look good? Well, a good argument is shown in a great adbusting project by Jason Epping and the Graffiti Research Lab.
Media architecture collective Urban Alliance created ‘The Moodwall’, close to the Amsterdam Bijlmer subway station. The artwork located in a pedestrian tunnel and has the purpose to make this creepy dark tunnel place a bright spot of social interaction and inpiration.Read more →
Recalling 1993 is a project that pays homage to NYC’s relatively recent past. It is an immersive journey into New York in 1993 — its people, streetscapes, and stories. The project looks past the contemporary glitz and intense capital investment of today to a much different city whose tough reputation kept most people away. As you will discover with the project, despite its bad reputation, New York City was home to a tight and vibrant community with its own landmarks, villains, mascots and heroes.Read more →
Gum Election is a guerrilla art project which kicked off in New York City in October 2008. Claiming to install “modern democracy” in public space, the project was aimed to encourage people to vote in 2008′s presidential election, and also not to spit out their chewing gums carelessly on the Big Apple’s already dirty pavements.Read more →
This summer, downtown Vancouver was spiced up by Picnurbia, a big yellow wave that offered Vancouverites a great place for relaxation on the street. Created by design collective Loose Affiliates and endorsed by the City of Vancouver, the temporary landscaping project aims to address the shortage of decent public spots for urbanites to gather, relax and picnic. Picnurbia consists of a 28 meters long and 4 meters wide ‘über-picnic-blanket’, comprised of an undulating wooden structure covered with yellow artificial lawn. Nine large umbrellas create shadowed spaces for people to rest while five tables offer opportunities for picnics and events.Read more →