Exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize an urban neighborhood.
For you Vancouverites who are at loose ends now that ‘silly season’ (aka the civic elections) is over, here is another opportunity to vote!
Just when I think that I’m done with time lapse videos, another catches my attention and draws me back in.
Brian Gould—a fellow Vancouver urbanist—captured what Picnurbia on Robson St in Vancouver was all about before it is removed.
A fun example of guerrilla urbanism from L.A.’s Koeratown.
From the creator’s—Julie Kim—website:
As an experiment, a friend suggested that I place the Hammock Coffee Table on a bustling sidewalk and film the results from a “spycam”. We shot some footage at the intersection of Vermont and 6th Street in Koreatown, LA. Watch the video to see what happens when a coffee table appears mysteriously on a street corner. The video aims to challenge the perception that no one walks or uses public transit in Los Angeles, while also romanticizing a sometimes forgotten corner in the City.
For more info about the making of the video, click here. You can also see the rest of Julie Kim’s portfolio at plicdesign.com.
PlaceSpeak is an online community-consultation platform that connects people’s online identities to the real world.
Rogue Green is a series of monthly social/networking events in downtown Phoenix for eco-minded ‘rogues.’
Unlike most other cities of it’s size (and indeed most cities), Vancouver lacks a large public square for public gatherings.
Some commentary and personal perspectives on public space in Vancouver inspired by Spacing’s list of the Top 100 Public Spaces in Canada
Last Tuesday, Spacing.ca visited Vancouver to launch their first national issue which includes a top 100 list of public spaces in Canada.