Transform a Public Space Project: Sneak Preview of the Submissions
The plans for the Palou Community Project, submitted by Chris Waddling.
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This summer, GOOD and the BMW Guggenheim Lab teamed up to announce the project Transform a Public Place, a call for ideas on how to make a public space in your city more comfortable. Ideas will be reviewed by Maria Nicanor, curator of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile laboratory bringing together new ideas for improving urban life. The ideas selected by Nicanor will be featured in a special post on GOOD and also on the BMW Guggenheim Lab websites and other social media.
The project closed on Tuesday, July 17 and we've received many submissions with fascinating, groundbreaking and quirky ideas from all over the world. While we're still going through them to highlight our favorites, we wanted to share a sneak peek at some of the innovative ideas we've received so far. Be sure to check back with us as we share more ideas and Nicanor's top picks.
Idea: Priority Seating for Conversation
Submitted by: Yen Trinh
On public transport, typical signs designate “priority seating for the disabled” to help create a culture of courtesy. Similarly, for this project, signs designating “priority seating for people who want conversation” seeks to help create a culture of friendliness. Conversations in public spaces present endless possibilities to build connections, create community, and just make someone’s day a bit more interesting. The signs can be expanded globally, with signage and conversations encouraged where ever the community wants.
Idea: Wi-Fi Landscape in London
Submitted by: Jing-Hua Liu
This was shot in a shopping mall in the south bank of London. I plan to transform the identifier codes of Wi-Fi into colours. I want to make Wi-Fi networks more visible so they become a special landscape to offer people a new experience to enjoy, making a Wi-Fi connection like seeing an artwork.