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I Wish This Was

I Wish This Was | Civic design | Scoop.it

Combining street art and urban planning, Candy Chang created fill-in-the-blank stickers that say “I wish this was ____.” With support from the Ethnographic Terminalia exhibit, she placed boxes of free stickers in businesses around the city and posted grids of blank stickers and a permanent marker on vacant storefronts to invite passersby to write their thoughts. The stickers are vinyl and they can be easily removed without damaging property. Responses ranged from the functional to the poetic: I wish this was… a butcher shop, a community garden, a bike rack, an affordable farmer’s market, a Chinese restaurant, a place to sit and talk, Brad Pitt’s house, real soul food, a dancing school, full of nymphomaniacs with PhDs, Heaven. It’s a fun, low-barrier tool to provide civic input onsite, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colorful imaginations of different neighborhoods.

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Le visage de la ville.com

LE DESIGN COMME ECRITURE CEREMONIELLE.

Se trouvant à l’intersection d’attentes grandissantes, de la réalité quotidienne, d’images souvent préconçues, le site Internet de la ville présente un visage poli par une formalisation nouvelle due au média.

Comment le visage de la ville est-il modelé avec les outils d’Internet? Est-il possible de retrouver une forme propre dans laquelle les citoyens peuvent se refléter et se reconnaître ? Ou s’agit-il plutôt simplement d’une homogénéisation de l’identité des villes ?

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