PIXELLAND-FILLing THE GAPS!
It is a social platform and tool which will enable communities and local government to crowdfund, share and implement projects transforming vacant or rundown sites and buildings. Strengthening sense of community and civic pride.
The lack of public spaces is an unresolved environmental and social problems in many Latin Amerian cities. Citizens demand green, healthy,safe and enjoyable common places. There is disconnection between beneficiary communities and creative designers who usually fail to get support from public/private donors, organisations and local governments. Also we find poor synergies to offset, reuse and repurpose urban waste locally; and no public budget to remediate gap sites in disadvantaged communities and to build ecologically sound smart communities. I believe that communities are active designers of social-responsive technologies rather than mere consumers. People have the right to live in better and health public spaces by sharing and making green spaces together. PIXELLAND is the first civic crowdsourcing platform dedicated to the enhancement of the public spaces of cities in Chile and Latin America. It is in line with the principles of HABITAT III Urban Agenda and the new urban governance policies. PIXELLAND is an online donation model that enables smart communities, stakeholders, housing associations, local planners and governments to crowdfund, share, design and implement projects that transform vacant, rundown or in-risk spaces throughout self-build, DIY, gardening, workshops and events. This online donation model strengthens the sense of remaking, capacity building and civic activation.
Collaborative team: Dr Suau & Laura Petruskeviciute, Studio Pop
FILL THE GAP
We believe that disadvantaged communities should be co-designer of technology rather than just consumers. We believe, that every citizen has the right to better places and environments. If young people successfully participate in society, then it is important that we give them the confidence and competence to use digital technologies safely and effectively to make physical changes which benefits wider neighbourhoods and communities. How?
First you need to spot the gap- underused space or building in your neighbourhood. PIXELLAND will be connected to google maps where empty urban sites or buildings will be marked. Everyone is invited to mark vacant site and crowdfunded project. It is an open source map which can help understand our neighbourhoods and actions needed to improve it. Mapping would contain some basic information about the site, any historic and previous use reference and ownership. This map allows community members to reflect and comment on what they want to see in these spaces. As well as mark spaces they think needs to be improved. This digital mapping will help to initiate socially responsive projects in the local environments activating derelict places.
If you don't know where to start or you need help to initiate the project, STUDIO POP offers different service packs to make your idea real!
CROWDFUND YOUR PROJECT
START A PROJECT ! IT COULD BE ANYTHING YOU THINK WILL BRING LIFE AND USE TO FORGOTTEN CITY PLACE! Share your great ideas with the network of backers! Or SUPPORT A PROJECT with your TIME, MATERIALS or FINANCIAL donation and become a part of backer's pixel canvas. To make your project successful is easier than ever, as it doesn't rely only on financial donations. Backers can pledge their time or materials to make the project happen. Model allows more resilient approach to projects and people who believe in the ideas.
We will develop our service and create technology that works for you. We always welcome feedback and suggestions.
After your goal is completed and your project received required amount of time, materials and financial donation you are ready to BUILD IT ! We want to see the progress of your project via instagram feeds and PIXELLAND-FILLING THE GAP map. Once your project is implemented your indicated error site will change the colour and will be archived in the successful project's section in order to inspire other people and effectively fill the gaps in urban fabric.
POST YOUR IDEA
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