Transforming a Billboard to Generate Clean Drinking Water

Project: Water Billboard City: Lima, Peru Created By: FCB Mayo/UTEC A cruel contradiction exists in Lima, Peru. The second driest city in the world after Cairo, Lima sits on Peru’s coastal desert, making clean drinking water scarce. Many residents have to rely on small wells that are “not nice, and…

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…

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…

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.…