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.
The Toronto office of advertising agency BBDO came up with this rather brilliant and funny intervention on behalf of Smart. The ad men strategically placed numerous tiny billboards along sidewalks, on walls and public objects in Toronto.
Shouldn’t the city become more of a place for relaxation, games, sports and social activities instead of a place for traffic, cars and pollution? Industrial designer Manual Rapoport came up with Plaza Móvil, a portable street park that temporarily takes traffic away from the streets in Buenos Aires and changes them into mobile parks. With recycled materials like car tires and supermarket carts, Rapoport makes mobile street furniture as well as play and game equipment for kids that pops up on streets at hours with low traffic. All elements of Plaza Móvil are easily transportable to other parts of the city. With his project, Rapoport aims to bring instant recreational facilities to the people that don’t live close to parks and playgrounds.
Earlier this week we presented you a this light installation in a neglected street in Athens. Today we will mentally take you to a journey to one of my favorite cities — the city of Chania, on the Greek island of Creta.