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In between, some good initiatives- Project RUS Lima, Peru by Basurama

17

Oct

Project RUS in Lima, Peru by BASURAMA

basurama

The group BASURAMA worked in Lima, Peru in the recovery of an urban residue/void– transforming it into a recreational space, RUS. This group was formed in 2001 in Madrid,Spain, they investigate, reflect and re-use waste in all its forms to create functional public interventions such RUS, for them projects such this are the base for creating active public spaces that strengthen democracy.

In between, some good programs – The Avenue Concept, United States

4

Sep

The Avenue Concept, Providence, RI, United States

avenue concept

The Avenue Concept is an organization established in Providence, RI that can be explained more or less as a place where change and experimentation are the constant force for growth. Founded in 2012 by Yarrow Thorne, the Avenue has become a local hub in which individuals of all ages can stop by to be part of their multiple programs – Avenue Gallery, Avenue Revolving Walls- Graffiti, DJ Workshop, Avenue Sandwich, Pop Up Wall- to mention some. Furthermore, one can always feel free to stop by to have a chat with its friendly team in order to propose new ideas of deployment for urban street art while employing one or multiple mediums. It is great to see places such this in which self-expression is really encouraged thus facilitating public community engagement, personal, and urban development. Cheers to this emerging organization!

In between, some good interventions – Emily Schiffer Photography, United States

18

Aug

Photographs by Emily Schiffer, United States

Emily Schiffer Hero Reports

Emily Schiffer is an American artist that has worked in numerous projects employing photography as a tool for civic engagement –See Potential, Cheyenne River, Securing Food in Chicagolan, to mention some. Her work oscillates between subjects such as neighborhood development, programming, youth’s expression, poverty, etc. resulting in physical pieces from the collaboration with community members and local organizations. Ms. Schiffer’s work is a fantastic example that shows how creative channels such photography can help to expose subjects of social concern and truly become statements in order to outset dialogue.Emily Schiffer is an American artist that has worked in numerous projects employing photography as a tool for civic engagement –See Potential, Cheyenne River, Securing Food in Chicagolan, to mention some. Her work oscillates between subjects such as neighborhood development, programming, youth’s expression, poverty, etc. resulting in physical pieces with the collaboration of community members and local organizations. Ms. Schiffer’s work is a fantastic example that shows how creative channels such photography can help to expose subjects of social concern and truly become statements in order to outset dialogue.

In between, some good initiatives – Ecosistema Urbano, Spain

4

Aug

Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid, Spain.

ecosistemaurbano

Ecosistema Urbano is a design firm established in Madrid, Spain whose work oscillates between several fields: urbanism, engineering, architecture, and sociology nevertheless driven under the same umbrella- to create urban social designs that translate in physical interventions for action, interaction, and transformation. The firm accomplishes this through different scale projects in the city; one of their most social engaged approach is Placemaking, an active platform that delivers performances, events, workshops, etc., in the public realm in order to encourage sense of community, awareness, and action. It is fantastic to see how different fields combined can advance in multiple levels the life of the commonwealth.

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