Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good was first presented as the exhibition of the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale (Fall 2012). It documents the nascent movement of designers acting on their own initiative to solve problematic urban situations, creating new opportunities and amenities for the public.
– Curators’ statement, Spontaneous Interventions
Filmed by Kelly Loudenberg, Infinite Freedom for a New Baltimore was my response to Guggenheim curator David van der Leer’s to request for our “wildest dreams are for American city of the future”: a manifesto for the sustainable redevelopment of Baltimore through direct action and creative participation. van der Leer asked:
If you were mayor of your city: what would you want it to look like in 20 years? Would you want to use your special creative talents to do new infrastructural proposals? Develop social schemes? And what will make your American city stand-out from other cities around the world? And what can city officials, planners, policy makers and developers do to make cities better places?
The Spontaneous Interventions exhibit was organized by The Institute for Urban Design. Click here for more info on New Public Sites in the Venice Architecture Biennale.