Most products can be assembled without glue or nails, popping components into place, and can be used instantly. Citizens then have the opportunity to customize the template, allowing for personalization. WikiBlock furniture can serve as temporary installations for sites that are undergoing revitalization; or can be used to test out the potential of a new space; or could help to bridge the gaps that city planners may have over looked. The possibilities are endless due to the semi-permanent, movable nature of the products. Citizens can take their own action, creating an accessible way for locals to step in and solve problems on the spot.
Currently, many of the pieces offered by WikiBlock are being tested in Saint Paul. Here, a pop-up outdoor theater is being constructed by the community using WikiBlock elements. A stage, movie screen, and lighting have all been constructed from WikiBlock designs. Plans are also in place to expand the toolkit with trash cans, playgrounds, and wayfinding signs.
Removing the role of architect, carpenter, or contractors, WikiBlock makes placemaking possible with the help of your local Makerspace. WikiBlock offers a fun, fast and effective way to get citizens involved in shaping their community. This toolkit effectively helps to create spaces where people can connect with their city and each other.