Tag Archives: cities

made in Lower East Side: Everybody Wants to Help

  This post is part of a series contributed by made in Lower East Side (miLES), an initiative that facilitates the transformation of vacant lots and storefronts in the Lower East Side of New York City by listening, co-creating and prototyping with its residents. One of the amazing things about living in New York during the post-Hurricane […]

Q&A with Phil Hutinet: Illuminating Historic Anacostia

  Arch Development Corporation, a not-for-profit community-based organization, put out a call for entries to implement “temporiums” and performances, as well as short videos, to revitalize storefronts and empty lots in Anacostia, a historic neighborhood in the southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. The 3- to 6-month projects will be launched at the one-day LUMEN8Anacostia festival on April […]

Photography Lets Viewers “See Potential” of Healthy Communities in Chicago

  About a year ago, photographer Emily Schiffer won a grant from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant program to do a documentary project about emergencies not covered by mainstream media. Schiffer, who studied fine art, photography and African-American studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wanted to document public health problems related to the lack of access to healthy affordable food. It’s a […]

New Report: Activating Public Spaces with Art

Albert Einstein once said, “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” For the benevolent media community, the question is: how do we give artists the opportunity to creatively solve our problems? Judilee Reed, the executive director of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), asks this question every day. Her organization’s […]

Mind the Gap: Design for In-Between Spaces in Detroit

  What would you design to “fill in” the empty, gap-toothed spaces in your city’s urban fabric, like alleys, bridges, overpasses, sidewalks, storefronts, surface parking lots and vacant lots? “Mind the Gap” is accepting ideas for its new competition, open to the public. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury, and a $100 cash prize will be […]

From TheCityFix: Practical Design for the Urban Poor

  Originally posted on TheCityFix.com. The United Nations will be hosting an exhibition on design solutions to improve the quality of life for the urban poor. Titled, “Design for the Other 90%: CITIES,” the exhibition is by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian National Design Museum, and it is part of an ongoing series originally started in 2007 to […]