Adding a Mini Urban Park to a Stairway

Project: The Cascade City: Hong Kong Created By: Edge Design Institute Hong Kong residents are particularly skilled at maximizing the use of the city’s existing structures and spaces. Morning Tai Chi sessions are held on cement forecourts of large office buildings. Street traders set up shop with specially crafted tables…

Rio de Janeiro Billboard Repurposed to Kill Zika Mosquitos

While putting together the latest issue of Reprogramming Roundup, the RTC Newsletter, I was writing a brief summary of the Rio billboard designed to attract and kill Zika mosquitos, when it became clear that the thinking behind the project, and the fact that its design has now been released under Creative…

Interview in Totally Stockholm magazine (in English)

For English readers, I thought I’d share a piece of media coverage from Reprogramming the City: Stockholm that doesn’t require Google Translate. Totally Stockholm magazine ran a nice interview with me where I dig deep to talk about the inspiration and motivations behind Reprogramming the City. As the journalist introduces…

Reprogramming the City on Sweden SVT National News

A particularly satisfying part of launching Reprogramming the City at ArkDes in Stockholm was being featured on Sweden SVT national news. Towards the end I explain what sets the Stockholm show apart.

Call for Ideas and Projects for Stockholm

  In June 2015, ArkDes, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, will launch Reprogramming the City: Stockholm. As part of Reprogramming the City: Stockholm, ArkDes is issuing a call for ideas, proposals and existing projects that reveal the hidden potential of Sweden’s existing urban assets. Do you have an idea or…

Transforming Street Lights into Pop-Up Umbrellas

Project: Lampbrella City: Saint-Petersburg, Russia Created By: Mikhail Belyaev Lamp posts have begun to accessorize. Small antennas, air testers, and various sensing components have been appearing on the structures to provide the city with data measuring traffic flow, air quality, light levels, and other metrics the city needs. What is missing…

City Trash Collection System + Freecycling = Goedzak

City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Created by: Waarmakers A key component of re-imagining the potential of the city’s infrastructure is to embrace a wider embrace of urban infrastructure. The systems and services of a city are as much a resource for expanded use and functionality as is its objects, surfaces and structures.…