Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ninety-Nine Actions

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) has assembled a new exhibition, 99 Actions: What Can We Do with a City, which documents contemporary projects around the world.  Many of these projects focus on making use of abandonned and blighted properties, recycling and sustainability. Visitors to the exhibition's website are encouraged to comment on each project's ingenuity.  Some favorites are:

#9 Oranges Lead Nocturnal Walk (Fallen Fruit, California & New Mexico, USA)

#17 Tide Map Restores Public Beach (Los Angeles Urban Rangers, California, USA) -- Congrats, Nick!

#67 Wood Makes People Big as Cars (Hermann Knoflacher, Vienna, Austria)

#83  Sheep and Lambs Eat City Park (Department of Park Management, Turin, Italy)

New Orleans is represented by the award-winning #71  Vietnamese Farm Feeds New Orleans, a joint project of New Orleans East Residents, Mossop + Michaels Landscape Architects, and Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation.   

If you want to submit your own ideas, check out the guidelines here.  WARNING:  Deadline is approaching soon!!!!

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