Posts tagged design and people

Here’s the video we watched today about this weirdo engineering mistake that created a bizarre body of water in California. 

The Accidental Sea (by ransriggs)

Very interesting! Power of the people > design choices made by governments

fuckyeahpublicspace:

June 2012- several thousand people gathered in Brussels for giant picnic to advocate/demand more public space and accessability for pedestrians and cyclists in their city. From the polis blog:

“The open space in front of the Stock Exchange, right in the heart of Brussels, is officially called a square (plein or place). In reality, people only have a sidewalk a bit wider than average to stroll beside a four-lane thoroughfare that bisects the city center north to south.

The “square” is usually unpleasant because of car exhaust and engine roars. Last Sunday at noon, however, residents — mostly families — invaded the public space with a picnic.”

sources:
http://www.thepolisblog.org/2012/06/brussels-residents-picnic-to-reclaim.html
http://instagr.am/p/LsG6zvOl80/
http://twitter.com/CeciliaVerh/status/211781205023141889/photo/1