Architecture and Desing
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Excercises of growth without design nevertheless results in organizational structures through processes of urban sedimentation in time—settlement, coagulation, and consolidation, all common patterns in “informal” housing conditions generated by poverty in many parts of Latin America. In my view, such patterns occur equally in housing, commerce, and transport, creating a network of microurbanisms that linked together makeup the “informal” city. A city of microurbanisms is constructed of units that reduce down, from near chaotic complexity, to the scale of one single individual. A person can carry his home, business and transport on the body; several individuals create micro-organizations that, outside of legal structures, consolidate over time into complex systems creating the new urban matter of physical and social infrastructure.

Project: SlowTrans Anyang (Korea) - For Anyang Public Art Project 2010 (APAP2010)

pia-artezine:

Spike Jonze records a collaboration of two different art forms coming together Yo Yo Ma plays, Lil Buck dances. It was not choreographed, all improv.

(Source: papillionart.org)

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Mobile Planting Station Round 2

MPS is a satellite caravan that reaches out to different neighborhoods around the park, trying to activate the local residents in contributing (plant by plant) to our community garden in Open House. The Community Garden was our response to the informal farming witnessed throughout Anyang. Our “mobile” planting is a co-opt of gardening strategies already in place in households throughout the city, from traditional hanoks to the contemporary beast the ‘apatu’ and every type of structure in between. 

Rather than shock-and-awe local communities, MPS is designed for a slower, more organic, one-on-one engagement with individuals in our surrounding areas. We go to the people first and ask them a single question: Would you like to plant?

From there, we begin our conversations about gardening, advice on planting, soil types, community participation, Open House …

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July 15: The Mobile Planting Station!

Our first run of the Mobile Planting Station, a moving caravan that travels to different neighborhoods in Anyang to exchange pots for plants or offer citizens the chance to plant their own pot to take care of. MPS is an initiative by raumlabor and Open Vegetable Gardens, a project by Marjetica Potrc 

At 1pm we strategically planted ourselves (no pun intended) at the intersection of the green corridor. Within the hour, we were swamped by children and their mothers, ready to plant something. We found that people love the hands-on experience of gardening and were fascinated by the strange caravan bikes specially designed by Giacomo Castagnola. By the late afternoon, the planting slowed to a manageable trickle. A few kids returned a few times, one boy making three separate trips bringing different friends and family. Mothers would call other mothers and those who were hurrying to other places asked how long we would stay, when we would be back. We tried to encourage all of them to come back to the Community Garden in Open House to take care of their plants. At the moment, the pots and plants are being watered by a nice summer shower.

The vegetable and herb plants will be collected and replanted in the Community Garden at Open House around Harvest Day on Sept 5.

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2010 Flea Market for Children

Organized by Yoon Hyun Ok’s project, Play Bang Bang.

A Flea Market for and by children in Anyang 2 dong area, on Saturday, May 29th, in front of Manan Elementary School. Working with two other Children’s organizations in the area, the team has prepared this event to acquaint the children with the economic system they encounter in their everyday life.

 In this case the Bike Viral Caravan start from the Temporal Bike station (Acro tower) to the event located in Manan Elementary School bringing the Mobile Bench, Mobile Table and Mobile Pyeong-sag, the long bike cargo, the long Bike child cargo and the tandem Bike, we set up the units as a micro infrastructure for the Children Flea Market.

As part of the program SlowTrans put a temporal station, with the 2 long bikes cargos so the children after sign in a list they can have a ride in the Long bike around the block during all the afternoon event.

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The “Model making day” is a collaborative mapping platform that tries to give “rights” of existence to those spots or places or we would called them “nodes”, of a neighbourhood targeted by the redevelopment plan of the city of Anyang. It comprises a slow transport system that easily make their way trough “kolmoks”, (the korean system of narrow streets), parking lots and even “terrain vagues” of difficult access. The event starts when a caravan of customized bikes, makes its way to a “un” represented spot. It arrives to the place and starts to display mobile furniture to set up a temporary workshop. A display of satellite images, maps and modeling materials is provided to the neighbours and occasional passers by. While taking pictures on the area, the documentation process on the node is started. The pictures are uploaded to a website , geo- referenced and tagged. This is the first representation of the node at the web. Then, some carefully chosen pictures are printed in order to provide material to build up the model of the node. We’ll concentrate on register those life support systems that exists beyond the cadastral line. This means to make visible by the modeling, all of the encroachment and easement that have no existence at a survey map of the city hall or the land corporation. By turning pictures easily into 3D models, we finally “represent” the node and its issues. This model activity on real time, will spark stories, memories and debates on the role of theses spots to create new spaces at the city.We hope!

m7red:

The “Model making day” is a collaborative mapping platform that tries to give “rights” of existence to those spots or places or we would called them “nodes”, of a neighbourhood targeted by the redevelopment plan of the city of Anyang. It comprises a slow transport system that easily make their way trough “kolmoks”, (the korean system of narrow streets), parking lots and even “terrain vagues” of difficult access. The event starts when a caravan of customized bikes, makes its way to a “un” represented spot. It arrives to the place and starts to display mobile furniture to set up a temporary workshop. A display of satellite images, maps and modeling materials is provided to the neighbours and occasional passers by. While taking pictures on the area, the documentation process on the node is started. The pictures are uploaded to a website , geo- referenced and tagged. This is the first representation of the node at the web. Then, some carefully chosen pictures are printed in order to provide material to build up the model of the node. We’ll concentrate on register those life support systems that exists beyond the cadastral line. This means to make visible by the modeling, all of the encroachment and easement that have no existence at a survey map of the city hall or the land corporation. By turning pictures easily into 3D models, we finally “represent” the node and its issues. This model activity on real time, will spark stories, memories and debates on the role of theses spots to create new spaces at the city.We hope!

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Bike Viral  Caraban Model Making Day

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SlowTrans Anyang is APAP’s bicycle rental system; it is a micro-transportation system for the event and the city. It will consist of 15 bicycles which are marked by a strong and recognizable identity, and will also to market APAP through out the town. The bicycles will mutate with specific additions to their structure—plug-in devices to personalize the mobile unit towards a specific new function: something to carry, to move, to store, to communicate, to transport, to engage. SlowTrans Anyang includes 6 newly designed or modified mobile plug-in devices: Mobile Bench, Mobile Table, Mobile Jeong-Jah, Cargo, Child Toy-Capsule, and Love Chair. Each with its own particular use, these devices are designed to have multiple and even hybrid programming, inviting that which is usually static to move, transplanting interior furniture into the exterior, and also encouraging different forms of mobile social interaction.

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Mobile Peyong Sag attach to a bicycle

SlowTrans Anyang utilizes mobility and transport to connect APAP locations and programs with their potential audience and user—both visitors and locals. A variety of bicycles, other cycling machines, and mobile furniture units will be deployed through Anyang, like germs of the Biennial infiltrating both the spaces that are occupied by the event—the pavilions and other programs—and the existing community sites, such as markets, university, etc. SlowTrans Anyang functions to transport visitors to the various APAP events using their own body to do so; at the same time, SlowTrans Anyang also aims to connect with the local community, and is available rental and use by the local inhabitants as they go about their everyday business. Conceptually, the project threads together APAP with the local community through the efficiency of the body’s physical energy, forming an alternative slow transport that encourages the trans-like state of the derive, involving observation and engagement.

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Mobile Peyong Sag

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