Running around Bristol from 7pm every night: 15 Sept - Thu 19 Nov
Curious creatures appear in unexpected areas of the city, lifting your spirit with an invitation encouraging you to play. A dolphin, rabbit, kangaroo and beetle appear located in places of transition, places where people often do not contemplate their surroundings. The project of Urbanimals is designed to break that process of habituation in which people get used to the affordances of built environment.
LAX use urban details to highlight the city’s hidden value, in the same manner Banksy gives deeper sense to dilapidated building walls.
Urbanimals compete with people to make people touch, smell, focus on, and analyse the city-scape; and teach them to use its elements in more creative ways allowing people to consciously perceive their environment and re-discover it in a novel way.
This Playable City project is brought to you by:
LAX is an award winning experimental, urban and architectural think tank operating since 2011. It practices at the edge of architecture, urban planning, design, psychology and computation. The main focus of LAX is to conduct various studies, especially devoted to Interactive Architecture and Spatial Compensations in urban environment. At LAX we have an open attitude towards modern technologies, creative solutions and cooperation with specialists from various professions to put our projects into reality.
Image Credit: Urbanimals dolphin - built upon the image "Underground Lines" by user: Chris Wolcott from flickr.com. Used under the Creative Commons license for commercial use.