Tag Archives: engagement

Design for Diversity – Tap local talent/diversify your team

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At OpenCity, we have spent the last seven years learning about what motivates diverse people to spend time in a place and connect with others. Design for Diversity is a new way of viewing, planning and designing public space through a lens of inclusion and diversity. Over the coming weeks we will unpack the Design for Diversity manifesto to ease planners and city lovers into the practice.  Continue reading

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Set in the Street

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Brooklyn-based photographer Justin Bettman is turning unwanted and discarded materials into alfresco living rooms in various cities around the world. Set in the Street is a collection of elaborate living room sets erected in public space. After Bettman is finished shooting photos in the spaces, the sets are left up on the street, where passersby are invited to shoot their own photos.  Continue reading

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The Big Squeeze


“That invitation to engage, to collectively imagine, is the true essence of the RedBall Project.” – Kurt Perschke

In 2009, Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project, squeezed its way around the streets and plazas of Abu Dhabi, Taipei, Perth, England, Barcelona, St. Louis, Korea, Portland, Sydney, Arizona, Chicago and Toronto. The engaging and playful project proved to tap into the imagination embedded in the spectator.
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