A beach has popped up in the most unlikely of places. Adjacent to the River Tyne in Newcastle Quayside, a sandy oasis complete with seating, palm trees and beach volleyball has materialised for the summer. The small patch of land has worked to activate the area, attracting passersby to sit and stay a while. The temporary installation is in it’s fourth year and runs until the end of September. 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 6 ideas every city should steal from Barcelona, temporary public spaces and why we love them, and the impact of rain gutter gardens in Melbourne.
The Temporary Andy Warhol Museum designed by LIKEarchitects is a cultural space within a commercial space. It was designed to host the exhibition “Andy Warhol—Icons | Psaier Artworks and the Factory,” which was open between April 11 and July 11 at the Colombo Shopping Mall in Lisbon and included a total of 32 original works by the American artist. Continue reading
The Road Sign Project is a production of Centre3 for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton, Ontario, presented in partnership with Atelier Imago in Moncton, New Brunswick. The two art centres each invited artists to create road signs that incorporated the vernacular and syntax of email and text messaging. The initiative served two goals: to bring awareness of printmaking by presenting art in public space, and to show what was being produced in the studio. Continue reading