Dérive App has been selected for ‘Spontaneous Interventions’ at the U.S. Pavilion for the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Spontaneous Interventions is an archive of urban activities spanning built form, theory, games, web applications, artistic projects and many other formats.
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Spontaneous Interventions captures one of the most compelling contemporary urban trends, wherein individuals are taking it upon themselves to create projects that expand the amenities, comfort, functionality, inclusiveness, safety, and sustainability of cities. From parklets to community farms, guerrilla bike lanes to urban repair squads, outdoor living rooms to pop-up markets, sharing networks, and temporary architecture, Spontaneous Interventions highlights viable citizen-led alternatives to traditional top-down urban revitalization tactics. Together, these projects offer an opportunity to examine the history of the American city, painting a critical and dynamic portrait of its most pressing issues today and a vision of its future. At heart, Spontaneous Interventions is a reflection of country’s complex attitudes towards civic participation, social justice, and the built environment.
Dérive App is an open source application that I created last year while on residency at the Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy. The project promotes the exploring of urban spaces on situationist principles around the ‘Dérive’ (drifting through the city without a pre-defined purpose). The application runs a mobile phone and uses randomly drawn task cards every 3 minutes.
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