Featured at this year’s Walk&Talk festival on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, Moradavaga took inspiration from the rich sea life that exists in and around the Atlantic archipelago to produce a site specific piece of interactive art. “Vernie” the giant squid, served as a communicative playful tool for passersby of all ages at Portas do Mar in the city of Ponta Delgada. Continue reading
In a world as grand and complex as ours, it is easy to forget the value of play. Playing becomes the thing that kids do and adults are left with the boring minutia of the day. Companies like Facebook and Google have only recently reminded us that the activity is for adults too. A monumental move, this is about monumental play. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the importance of putting pedestrians at the centre of urban design, encouraging kids to be silly and bridging the gap to good design by using a city’s elevated infrastructure to create great public spaces.
Back in March, we reviewed a story about The Park and Slide, a project seeking funds via the crowdfunding website Spacehive. The artist, Luke Jerram proposed the installation of a 90 meter waterslide on central Bristol’s Park Street – a notoriously steep hill – allowing 360 people to slide down, one after another. Continue reading
Loving places built for play! Ping-pong in Parc de la Ciutadella #lovethisplace
Photo from @WndyGold
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Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you stories about feeling the bike love in Seattle, a Toronto-Detroit urban dialogue and creating safer, greener streets in a South London neighbourhood.