When urban spaces are designed to prevent people from getting too comfortable – a problem that could be partially solved by coming up with some creative solutions for homeless housing – they perpetuate a cycle of constant motion that keeps city residents from pausing to notice, enjoy and interact with their surroundings. If only urban planners would take more cues from artists, and from the very people who use the infrastructure they design.
A fine example of preventing dangerous spots for cyclists. Fixed in Portland for next to nothing:
http://bikeportland.org/2012/01/04/activist-takes-road-hazard-fix-into-own-hands-for-under-20-64616?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BikePortland+%28BikePortland.org%29 (Hat tip to Nick from Portland)
You were cheated (frankly it says “You’ve been fucked)
Thank you all, everybody stands at ease
The next day after parliamentary elections during which massive violations were detected.
It caused the biggest in the last 20 years Russian protest.
Next evening the inscription was painted over.
Shiroto No Ran (which in English means «amateur revolt») is a political group based in Koenji. It formed about 4-5 years ago and argues for the creation of more public spaces where people could just be without having to pay. Their slogan is «Have Fun for No Money», which they think the city has to support.
Good slogan UF has to admit.
Upcoming: No Pants! Subway Ride
Everyone is invited to participate in Toronto’s 5th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride. The event will take place at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 8th, 2012. Everything you need to know is below. Please read it carefully!
Video from last year:
Requirements for Participation:
1) Willing to take pants off on subway
2) Able to keep a straight face about it
When: Sunday, January 8th at 3:00 PM, Sharp! (Over by around 5:30)
Where: Meet at the giant horseman statue in the middle of Queen’s Park (to subway there, walk directly south from Museum Station)
Bring: A backpack and a metropass/tokens
Do not bring: A camera (don’t worry we are taking pictures)
Wear: Normal winter clothes (hat, gloves, etc)
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