Open Interventionist

I love the idea of you taking care of me. You have places to sit and rest when I get tired of walking.

But I hate the fact that you’re being so cold/dominant, restrictive.

Today I saw the potential for you and I to communicate to each other.

In the future, my dream for you is to be an “open interventionist”, to allow your people to communicate with you.

Public Art

I love public art – some see as nuisance, others see as creative practice, marks of individuality.

Today I saw the potential for evolving, collectively generated art-spaces where anyone is invited to build on each other’s ideas.

In the future, my dream for you is a medium built for purpose (flexible, modular, reusable)

Community

I hate that you create divisions through exclusionary tactics like posted signs and “private” co-op housing + unaffordable housing.

Today I saw the potential for Community.

Friends talking about repairing shoes. Neighbors gathered around shared interests. Diversity embraced. Relationships built.

In the future, my dream for you is to be community-owned, community-friendly, with parks.

Park rules: everyone is welcome.

Less Defined

I love that you are already changing but I hate that you don’t have spaces with no defined functions.

Today I saw the potential for creative use of spaces.

In the future, my dream for you is to be less defined, more open for unusual activities.

Magazine Dispensers

I love that you have infrastructure to give information and resources out to people for free.

Today I saw the potential for magazine dispensers to provide opportunities for people to share resources or opportunities to collaborate on projects.

In the future, my dream for you is (magazine dispensers for…) “Have”, “Need”, “Opportunity of the day”, “US resources”, “After school activities”, “Apprentice shops”, “On the commons”.