Food is, and always has been, something that brings people together. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, to meet new people, to learn new things, and to have some fun. There are so many different initiatives that have food as integral part of community building, here are just a few examples of people and projects that inspire us to think creatively about the importance of a meal.
Since 2013 [bc] has facilitated the design and construction of 22 unique Little Free Libraries/Libros Libres. Inspired by Little Free Libraries, the Dallas based Libros Libres program has brought together local artists, designers, and community leaders to design and build a range of public outdoor book exchanges.
There are countless options for what to do on PARK(ing) DAY. Playtime, workshops, communal meals, naps - these are just a few examples of what people have come up with. A parking space seems small but its transformation through programming and design can have a huge impact on the life of a public street.
The one step ramps built by volunteers for the Stop Gap Foundation are a temporary, attention grabbing, portable solution to the challenges created by the ubiquitous one step found at the entryway to shops and businesses.
Part of Camp Crescent, a two day festival exploring and celebrating the history of Grays Ferry Crescent, 400 Years of History with Cardboard is an project by Public Workshop of cardboard models that represent often forgotten local histories of events, buildings, people, and infrastructure.