A beach for everyone: physically handicapped individuals took part in the “Praia para Todos” (Beach for Everyone) project on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week.
The project, run by volunteer physical therapists and students, offers a weekend at two of Rio’s beaches to the physically handicapped, many of whom don’t have the means to reach the beach, let alone swim in the sea.
GuggenSITO by mexican artist Eder Castillo, an interactive inflatable mini version of the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao. It’s typically inserted in different spaces and communities that normally don’t have access to museums. It is currently in Puerto Rico and will be shown in various locations of the island. For more info visit here http://www.guggensito.blogspot.com/
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has engaged design firm Hassell to create an interactive central “festival hub” for consumers to gain and understanding of where their coffee comes from, while enjoying the a cup in the outdoors.
Inspired by the terroir of coffee growing regions of Guatemala, the installation made made out of pallet’s and housing more the 120 coffee plants. Tells the story of how coffee gets to the consumer from different parts of the world as well as focusing on sustainability and ethics. Creating an urban environment in a thoroughfare which has up to 50,000 people pass through it everyday.
“Somos Luz” (“We are Light”) is the message painted on 50 houses at the building Begonia I in the neighborhood of El Chorrillo (Panama City). It´s been made by spanish artists collective Boa Mistura with the neighbors help.
Boa Mistura was inspired by the neighborhood identity. The starting point is the color grid spontaneously generated by every neighbor when they paint only the part of the building that they understand as his house. The new typography layer modifies this grid losing the housing unit in favor of the community concept.
This awesome project plots various locations in New York city that are mentioned by rappers in songs. Jay Shells places these street signs at the exact locations mentioned by the rapper and inadvertently creates a hip hop scavenger hunt that I’d love to take part in. I really hope these signs are never removed because it’s really interesting to know that when you stand below one of these signs, you’re standing at a point that has had a part to play in the evolution of hip hop culture. I’ve embedded a video below where Jay Shells gives more insight into the project.