Are the solutions of the past still viable today, especially in face of technological advances of post-modern societies such as the internet? I’m interested in how urban environments, architectural and transportation concepts can be made more responsive to the needs of its current inhabitants. How cities can become more useful, sustainable and flexible. But: Growth and prosperity are limited more than ever. Cities will have to adjust to this. How will this affect the city’s surfaces in the future? Start to imagine!
Mario Lombardo asks: What should the surface of a city look like?
Guerilla de Ganchillo answers: We believe the surface of the city shall be green, friendly, sustainable, ludic and soft. Our main idea is to create chillout cities where citizens can dance and walk barefoot, sit on the floor to have picnic with friends while waiting for the bus.
A perfect place for babies and skaters because they won’t get hurt when falling. A space without sharp end edges where we will feel safe and comfy. A place all round and sweet we all can enjoy at its maximum, where the green of plants will smartly combine the color of concrete.
We would like cities to be public space to share and develop ideas: life is also on the streets, not only inside houses. Walls will be a place to hang flowerpots, not barriers. Scultpures are not only art but also items to play with. Cities are created by its people, everyone is part of it and we should be aware that we all are responsable of improving them. The surface of future cities is a multicolored texture formed by its people.