Part of the Project
From the Series
With the city as his canvas, London artist Andrew Shoben and his studio, Greyworld, create interactive installations that bring a sense of delight and surprise to public spaces. His book, In the City, documents Greyworld’s output and includes interviews, essays and maps. It is told storybook-style through the tale of a little girl who goes on a journey through the cold, grey city and encounters various artworks. (Read our review of In The City.)
Design Indaba is inviting readers all around the world to take photos of creative city "hacks" and stand a chance to win a copy of the book.
All you need to do is keep an eye open for small interventions in the fabric of your city, from tiny bits of graffiti and hidden street artworks to innovations or fixes that make your neighbourhood better or simply make you smile. Then post them on Instagram with the hashtag #makechange and tag @designindaba to be in line to win a copy of Greyworld’s book.
"City life has been part of human experience for a long, long time. So it's no surprise that people have sought to improve it, hack it and just make it more beautiful," says Shoben. "Walking through London, you can spot these little life-tweaks hidden in the city surrounds. I'm hoping we can spot a bunch of them, so others can enjoy them around the world!"
For the duration of the competition, Design Indaba readers also get a special reduced price of £14.95 (usually £24.95) if they buy a copy of the book. Order here.
Competition closes 31 October 2014 and is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Browse through our gallery above for inspiration and watch this video below to see an amazing street art concept.