Filed under: Bethan Wood, city construction, Community, makeshift, public space
people apporiating steps in Marble arch as seating
boys using wall for seating south London
man using street bike lock as tempary seating East london
couple in central london sitting on rail
these are all examples of people approaching the public space for a different use then its intent. They have used them because for their size,and or height relationship to seating.
“The Kitchen Monument is a mobile sculpture which has two states of being. This zinc sheetclad sculpture can be extended into public space by a pneumatic spatial mantle that transforms it into a temporary collective space. Different programmes are staged in different places. Its broad spectrum of uses includes a banquet hall, conference room, cinema, concert hall, ballroom, dormitory, boxing arena and steam bath.”
paraSITE by Michael Rakowitz.
“Custom built inflatable shelters designed for homeless people that attach to the exterior outtake vents of a building’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. The warm air leaving the building simultaneously inflates and heats the double membrane structure. Built and distributed to over 30 homeless people in Boston and Cambridge, MA and New York City.”
Filed under: Bethan Wood, Community, makeshift, public space | Tags: Folk, public space, temporary, transport
A makeshift sledge – Balme
somebody out there knows something
Filed under: Bethan Wood, Community, Kieren Jones, public space | Tags: Amateurism, Art, city, fake, public space, transport
from the temopary to to conpleatly customised
for more covered cars go to 3.bp.blogspot.com/…/Black-cab-art_car_10.jpg
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black cab: the london pride +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The city constantly renew itself its inhabitants find their own routes, their own streets, plans which have a multitude of meaning for them.. the taxi drivers are the ones who connect the city with the people.
5 years is how long the average london cab driver spends learning the knowledge. “the knowledge” is the in-depth study of London’s myriad of streets in a six-mile radius of Charing Cross, and places of interest that taxi-drivers in that city must complete to obtain a licence to drive a black cab.
This is the “Knowledge boy” is the Taxi-driver applicants, usually follow these routes around London on a motor scooter, and can be identified by the clipboard fixed to the handlebars and showing details of the streets to be learned that day.
The taxicab driver is required to be able to decide routes immediately in response to a passenger’s request or traffic conditions, rather than stopping to look at a map, rely on satellite navigator or ask a controller by radio. that’s what distinguish a cab driver from a mini cab driver.
they have a London Knowledge Map instead
of cards, for example”.
David Shrigley’s book
his vision of central London’s streets
the jigsaw is solved
HOW MUCH IS IT?
I took the cab at the beginning of commercial road , and i jumped off by the very end of it
COMMERCIAL ROAD COSTS £7, 20
wouldn’t be nice to know how much all the street of London are?
MISTER H. my cab driver and his very nice daughter Gemma
I met mister H. and his daughter today at costa cafe.
He explained me the way he visualises the map of London into his brain.
He mixes visual landmarks with mental connections.
We were laughing a lot about the article i read about the taxi driver who drove his car into a
river after following his sat.nav.