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ELENI BONI VOLOS 2013-14 . UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY . DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE . GRADUATE PROGRAM

INSTRUCTOR: MARIA

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TOOL-LENDING LIBRARIES

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A tool-lending libraries is a service that allows library patrons to borrow tools, equipment and “how to” instructional materials for a small fee or free of charge. One of the first tool libraries was started in Berkeley, California in 1979 with only $30,000 in community block grants. Today Berkeley’s Tool Lending Library offers thousand of tools free of charge to registered residents and property owners-enhancing use of local resources, lowering unnecessary consuption rates, and fostering a sense of community among its patrons. 2

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FRAME information, accessibility, community, pleasure CLAIM. right use of materials, tools and equipment-accident GROUP. residents of Berkeley DISRUPTION. knowledge from the seminars

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app: SERENDIPITOR

With smartphones, smart cities, and endless tools to maximize efficiency and minimize travel time, the possibility for serendipitous encounters or discoveries is diminishing. Artist and architect Mark Shepard created Serendipitor, an iPhone app that brings out the playful explorer in all of us. Users input their selected destination, and Serendipitor provides inventive directional routes and suggested actions inspired by Fluxus, Vito Acconci, Yoko Ono, among others, helping users find something surprising and new along their way. Users can increase or decrease the complexity of the route, depending on how much time they have. Serendipitor is part of Shepard’s larger project, the Sentient City Survival Kit (supported by Creative Capital), which “probes the social, cultural and political implications of ubiquitous computing for urban environments.”3 FRAME. information, accessibility, community, pleasure CLAIM. boring routes GROUP. everyone who has smartphone DISRUPTION. rouse sb from his daily routines, discover new attractive urban spaces, the element of surprise

VOLOS 2013-14 . UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY . DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE . GRADUATE PROGRAM

INSTRUCTOR: MARIA

VRONTISSI . HIJACKING URBAN SPACE


REPLATE.ORG

This project began when it was noticed that people in West Coast cities and beyond were leaving their leftovers on top of (or next to) garbage cans when they couldn’t find someone to give them to. A name was needed to in order to talk about this behaviour. This is when replate was born.

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FRAME. economy, accessibility, community, pleasure CLAIM. people in West Coast cities and beyond were leaving their leftovers on top of (or next to) garbage cans when they couldn’t find someone to give them to. Problem - access to clean food GROUP. destitute/ hungry people DISRUPTION. replate and give to hungry safer and “cleaner” food than searching into trashes

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http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/locations/tool-lending-library

http://issuu.com/enablingcity/docs/enablingcity?e=2217316/3586360#search

http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/spontaneous-interventions--93-to--108_16.aspx

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VOLOS 2013-14 . UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY . DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE . GRADUATE PROGRAM

πηγή.

INSTRUCTOR: MARIA

http://www.replate.org/

VRONTISSI . HIJACKING URBAN SPACE


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