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Empty shop activator
Renew Australia works with communities and property owners to let artists or enterprises use empty shops, offices and public buildings. Its a win win. The owners get a temporary tenant, insurance and it catalyses ideas creative projects and community initiatives. Built on the successful Renew Newcastle, its an idea for the times.Lots of examples from Burnie and Wollongong to Toowoomba. https://www.renewaustralia.org/
6 March 2021 by Narelle Hoope...
 
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Discarded face masks upcycled into stools
South Korean designer Haneul Kim has collected thousands of used disposable face masks from his university campus and recycled them to create a stackable stool. Called Stack and Stack, the project hopes to set an example for how the 129 billion single-use face-masks that the world goes through every month during the coronavirus pandemic can be diverted from ending up in landfill and in our oceans. https://www.dezeen.com/2021/01/06/haneul-kim-stack-stool-face-masks-design/
1 March 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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Seesaws Connect
A collection of bright pink seesaws allowed people to interact over the US-Mexico border, won the prestigious Design of the Year award, with its creators saying they hoped the work encourages people to build bridges between communities. The artwork was put up on July 28, 2019, and removed from the politically charged border barrier after less than an hour. The Design Museum named the project as the overall winner of the Beazley Designs of the Year competition for 2020, having considered 74 projects by designers from around the world. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-20/pink-seesaws-us-mexico-border-wall-win-uk-beazley-design-award/13072818
22 February 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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Easy way to share stuff left on the street
Street Bounty is an easy way to share info on spare things left on the street. http://www.streetbounty.com.au
15 February 2021 by Narelle Hoope...
 
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Humans have made 8.3bn tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it's gone
Until recently we didn’t know how much plastic was piling up around us. When we found out, the picture wasn’t pretty. This is an illustrated story of where it's gone. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/23/all-the-plastic-ever-made-study-comic
15 February 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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Rammed Earth Domed Homes
This fascinating, thought-provoking project by Tehran-based ZAV Architects have unveiled their award-winning multipurpose cultural residence, comprising vibrant rammed earth domes that form part of a broader social and cultural initiative on Hormuz Island in Iran. Dubbed “Majara residence” (translating to adventure), this is the second phase of the initiative that ties together the lives of local people and visitors both culturally and economically. https://www.yellowtrace.com.au/presence-in-hormuz-iran-majara-residence-zav-architects-community-buildings-housing/
8 February 2021 by Gillian Corba...
 
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