These includes the Red Swing Project that you see at the top of this post, “. . . started by a group of architecture students in Austin. The original red swing was made for $2 with a single piece of wood and retired rock climbing rope. Since, nearly 200 red swings have appeared around the globe, from Haiti to Poland, India, Brazil . . . ”
Yarnbombing, has set knitting groups across the globe to creating such unique urban cosies as the one you see here, with Artuto Di Modica's iconic Charging Bull on Wall Street waking up one day to what is usually a nightmare confined to housepets: “Look, I've made you a sweater!”
You can check out the entire gallery of some really cool concepts here. The Venice Biennale exhibition is scheduled to come to Chicago in May, at a still undisclosed location, and the curators - including Cathy Lang Ho, David van der Lear, and Ned Cramer - are looking for
. . . new projects—urban interventions realized in U.S. cities in the past two years—with an emphasis on Chicago and Midwest projects. The exhibition will be on view through Summer 2013.So block out your weekend, stock up the fridge with Red Bull, and check out the full project criteria and submission requirements here.
Architects, designers, planners, artists and citizens who have realized an intervention in a U.S. city—and in particular, in Chicago and the Midwest—in the past 2 years (2011 or 2012) are encouraged to submit PDFs of their projects by midnight (EST) Wednesday, March 6 to be considered for inclusion in the Chicago exhibition.
|Harvest Dome, by SLO Architecture, made of storm-snapped umbrellas.|