Phone booths are an endangered urban species, joining the ranks of newspaper boxes, parking pay meters, and other urban elements whose original function has been replaced by technology and changing social behavior. A common thread runs through all these pieces of the urban landscape that are too quickly deemed to be obsolete: they contain a […]
The course I teach for the University of British Columbia is being offered again this year as an online workshop, and registration is now open. As UBC describes it… In this workshop we look at the potential of reusing, repurposing, and re-imagining a wide variety of urban assets, including existing infrastructure, […]
As part of my work with Venice’s neighboring city of Jesolo, Italy, a set of traffic lights are being reprogrammed to become an interactive game of tic tac toe that the public can play. The city of Jesolo asked me to create a design strategy and serve as design director for implementing it through the […]
This weekend marks the first of many new ventures in my once, and soon to be again, home city of Boston. I have been invited by Boston University to design and host a workshop for BU students which explores creative urban responses to some of the challenges facing the city of Boston. The workshop is […]
Give 31 exceptionally talented design students a week to play with the city and design, and see what it gets you?
As part of the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)’s Design International week I was asked to teach a design masterclass on urban intervention as design process.