On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened to the public to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2014, more than 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.
Aram Bartholl, DeadDrops, since 2010, public intervention ‘DeadDrops’ allows an offline data exchange and works as peer-to-peer network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls or other places accessable to anybody in public space.
An Army of Pseudo Bikes Illuminates the Streets of Madrid
Luz Interruptus dressed an army of street bollards in downtown Madrid with "bicycle" hats and lights in order to encourage people to take up cycling. Aiming their nighttime guerrilla art intervention at users of public transportation, who are facing fees that have sometimes doubled in recent months, the designers also hope to influence a healthier move away from environmental pollution with their installation called "Bicycles Seeking Owners."
RedBall : Abu Dhabi by Kurt Perschke. The first public intervention piece to take place throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the RedBall Project took place over 30 days this winter. With installations ranging from The Sheikh Zayed Bridge by Zaha Hadid to the Empty Quarter of the Western Region it was the most wide ranging project to date and the first in the Middle East. Tony Gaddis of Fountain Studio was on location for the entire time and created a unique look into place and culture.
Paris Plage-If there’s one event that sums up Paris in the summer, this is it. Back in 2002, Mayor Bertrand Delanoë began the tradition of lining the banks of the Seine with sand, deckchairs, food stalls and volleyball nets, creating a series of city beaches for those stuck in town during the long hot months. Since 2007 the project has extended along the length of the canal in Bassin de la Villette, making an idyllic summer landscape of pétanque, boules, picnicking, sunbathing and…
ALISA ANDRASEK AND JOSE SANCHEZ WWW.BLOOM-THEGAME.CO.UK Bloom: Distributed Urban Game is an innovative urban intervention that engages people in social play and the culture of design. Conceptualised as an urban toy, it seeks to engage people in order to construct open-ended design formations using Bloom building cells.