Bob Cheshier’s legacy lives on in the Little Free Libraries he placed near Cleveland schools: Margaret Bernstein
“Daryus Barrett explained it further. A lot of his friends have taken books from the schoolhouse-shaped little library, including some who don’t like reading at all. “They probably think that since it’s outside in a pretty garden, the books are more interesting than those from the library,” said Daryus, who has pulled out 10 books or so for himself since it was installed. He’s even pushed himself to try some “that were kind of hard.”“
Anonymous signing by Yuki Uebo
“Can you sing in a public?”
In order to enable to sing in a public space the best solution is to hide a face so you become anonymous person. Partially allowing the participant to reveal the their arm would give him / her an opportunity to play a tambourine with singing.
ivan juarez: -passage, paper lights- intervention
located in the historic center of the city of san luis potosí, mexican architect iván juárez of x-studio has created a site specific intervention ‘passage, paper lights’ - conceived specifically placed in relation to the museum of
the project reflects on the original function and meaning of the building – a place of letters and papers, a place of encounters, desires and personal stories. the demonstration uses papel picado (paper cutting), recovering and exploring this great handmade craft tradition in mexico. a series pieces suspended between the urban space and sunlight, become membranes that filter natural light, creating a path of lights and shadows in the public space. the viewers experience - through the journey of the passage - different ways of approaching and perceiving the building and its relation to the historic city.
‘vieux port pavilion’ by foster + partners, marseille, france
image © nigel young / foster + partners
“a simple intervention on a french quayside, foster + partners newly inaugurated ‘port vieux’ pavilion is a literal reflection of the idyllic surrounding wharf. the 46 by 22 meter canopy is made of highly polished stainless steel such that it reflects the inverted pedestrian area and harbor at the water’s edge. the project is part of a larger move to reclaim quaysides as civic spaces and is accompanied by the relocation of platforms and clubhouses over the water. the landscape design was developed by michel desvigne and includes a subtle granite surface that mimics the original limestone cobbles. these elegant and roughly textures materials weave into the port setting and are mirrored in the covered space, which anticipates becoming a space for events, markets and special occasions. while the gleaming pavilion appears to be a quiet silver line on the horizon, the impact of the lightweight steel structure’s underbelly is undeniable. the grand space of the harbor is multiplied and invites users to respect and enjoy the waterscape by becoming both spectator and a component of the spectacle.” (x)
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Inversion (2005) by Havel Ruck for Art League Houston