Garden Bridges by Christine Guèrard and Almuth Bennet. Parkdesign2012. The project aims to bridge the stairs with its immediate surrounding, confronting and activating also these spaces. As a set of instruments for access, stay and observation, a number of scaffolding structures extend the functionality of the staircase. The scaffolding interventions (re)bridge the staircases on both sides of the canal. The dimensions of the interventions vary and adapt to the situation: the largest structure leads into the ruderal field behind the stairs next to Metro station Delacroix, creating the possibility of a lofty walk on a thin scaffolding platform. A ladder-like structure leading to the staircase‘s raised planting bed at Quai Fernan.
Desmets is possibly more a suggestion of access, than an opportunity to be taken by every visitor. A scaffolding balcony at the Southeastern stairs marks the garden interventions in a long vista from Rue Ropsy Chaudron, sharpening the view for the cohesive context of the sites around the bridge.
Insert here. Vacant lots littered with trash. Streets that lack bike lanes. We’ve all passed urban spaces that are in need of some sprucing up, and artist Eve Mosher and 350.org have come up with a bold, graphic way to (literally) point out some of the spots around NYC that could use a green makeover. With this art project, Mosher is painting giant yellow arrows around NYC, offering not-so-subtle suggestions (for example: “Insert bike lane Here,” or “Insert community garden here”) for climate change solutions.
Ridley’s, a temporary dining experience in Dalston, is a project by The Decorators and Atelier ChanChan. This group of designers-artists-architects have transformed an exposed yet derelict void in Ridley Road market, into a podium for outdoor exhibitionist eating.
For the month of September a two-storey structure will rise above the stalls, housing a new kind of market food initiative. Come and exchange market produce for a meal if you’re having lunch or bring £15 if you’re looking for dinner (includes your dinner and a £5 food shopping voucher for use at the market ).
From 19th to 25th September in Laiterie neighbohood of Strasbourg (France) the collective Démocratie Créative presents Festival Perffusion 2011, to explore the potentials of urban landscape with public installations, workshops, concerts, performances and picnics.
Full programme here.