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Street Swings Are a Great Way to Spruce Up Sidewalks
Posted By Moe Beitiks On October 5, 2010 @ 5:30 pm In Art,Urban design | 2 Comments
You know what the problem with sidewalks is? Aside from the concrete, it’s that they’re boring. Seeking to add some life to the drab grey pedestrian paths, artists Akay  and Peter went around Stockholm, Sweden hanging 65 fun, ninja-like swings for the public to play with. The swings are made from rope, crates, cardboard  and streetside creativity, for the sole purpose of remixing urban space and encouraging sidewalk enjoyment. Read on to learn more about these streetside playground interventions!
The swings are featured in the artists’ book, Urban Recreation , which details all their pranks and installations and playtimes. With water parks , dirt tables , toast coasters , and glassphemy  springing up around the globe, it seems that joy and whimsy are necessary elements of sustainable design.
+ Urban Recreation 
Via Wooster Collective 
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 Akay: http://www.akayism.org/
 cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/03/ingenious-cardboard-packaging-folds-to-fit-any-shape/
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 Urban Recreation: http://www.woostercollective.com/2007/01/urban_recreation_from_akay_and_peter.html
 water parks: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/31/german-water-park-makes-wastewater-recycling-fun/
 dirt tables: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/11/clever-dirt-table-turns-the-plant-world-upside-down/
 toast coasters: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/19/toast-shaped-cork-coasters-make-breakfast-more-fun-to-eat/
 glassphemy: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/15/glassphemy-a-way-to-recycle-glass-bottles-with-fury/
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