EMMA, by the german architecture team Raumlabor, is a mobile table that grows and adaptes as needed. it is a series of 7 tables built from old pallets, bamboo sticks and empty cable rolls that traveled through Geneve like a train being a structure for dinners, cinema, building an imaginary city with children, round table and performance.
Now, for two years EMMA will travel through the Mariannenquarter in Berlin-Kreuzberg and host several events in the courtyards of the neighbourhood.
The Floating Cinema is an old work boat re-imagined into a cinema for intimate on-board film screenings, larger outdoor film events and other film-related activities curated by artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere). The structure navigated the waterways of the five Olympic host boroughs during the summer of 2011 and during that time events were held in 26 venues and included screenings of more than 60 filmmakers, 10 bespoke tours, and was visited by over 75,000 people.
Fruit City is a growing map and network of all the fruit trees in public spaces in London. The project is all about taking advantage of a shared community resource, fruit! There is a growing map and network of all the fruit trees in public spaces in London created by the FruitCity team. Who knew you could pick your own mulberries, figs, apples, pears and more! Fruit City is not just a map of trees but an initiative to wake people up to the nature on their doorstep. To re-engage folks with the wild and goodness around them and to get local community orchards planted.
In 2009 the group Nomadisch Grün rented a 6000 mq free area in Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin (Germany) and transformed it into Prinzessinnengarten, a little ecological and social urban farm. It is a productive place of foodstuff, cultural projects and new friendships, where people gather, work and enjoy.
Jellyfish theatre. The Marlborough Playground, 11 – 25 Union Street, London 2010.
Focussing on energy-efficiency, co-operation and human-scale construction, the public have been encouraged to volunteer and bring their own materials to add to the temporary structure, which is made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials.
Berlin-based architects Kobberling and Kaltwasser have overseen the project, which is situated on a Southwark playground. Junked theatre sets, reclaimed timber from building sites, Covent Garden market pallets and old kitchen units are some of the materials that have been brought along to the site.
Wouldn’t it be great if…? With By the City / For the City, the Institute for Urban Design (IfUD) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) are offering you the opportunity to finish that sentence with suggestions for the future of the physical fabric of New York City, its neighborhoods or even a specific block. We can all think of some element of our beloved city that could use some fresh thinking or that holds unrealized potential. From April 11-30, they will gather up your ideas:from improving local parks and streets all the way up to rethinking whole systems, like transit and trash disposal.
These benches are more than places to sit. They are a visible resistance to the privatization of public space.
Around 1 a.m. on April 11, an activist group installed handmade pallet benches in 10 different locations of San Francisco (USA) to protest against the new Sit-Lie ordinance, that makes illegal to sit or lie in public spaces.
To learn more: Sidewalks are for People
A mobile participation cart on wheels, El Carrito by the interdisciplinary group Raons Públiques, is a mobile station for participation. El Carrito (The Cart) establishes a space for public participation in public space. It is constructed of found objects, such as a discarded tripod stand and translucent plastic panels allowing for nighttime illumination. On the go, it is discrete, but once in position in the public place du jour, El Carrito opens its wings to reveal a writing surface for adults and a writing surface for children, at mid-height.
Cityplot. The project has been initiated by an independent group. In brief, Cityplot aims to heighten human awareness of nature’s cycles across urban areas. The Cityplot team develops private and public gardens, advising on design, the choice of plants and the development process. The project is already commercially established, focusing on the production of grow kits, seeds, design & advice.
Before I Die by Candy Chan transforms neglected spaces into constructive ones where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. New Orleans, 2011.
special tram in Milan in 1971. a way to live the city in a different way.