Project for public places (PPS) has come up with a few very clean things to show how exciting winter placement can be, especially during a pandemic. This past winter would have been a good time for Buffalo to introduce some inventive winter devices that could draw visitors to the city center in a safe, outdoor and socially distant environment.
In Canada, there is a placement group called PBJ design to find creative ways for people to explore and help with cities during the winter (during the year in this regard). The idea behind the current project is to revisit art, movement and nature as a means to inspire people in a uniquely interactive setting. These settings range from heating huts to winter markets. There are also light sculptures and winter recreation areas.
This winter, I witnessed how many people (especially families) were busy with a slippery slope in a Delaware garden. Surgeon is a free and easy way to engage everyone’s winter activities, without having to drive to a regional ski resort or buy gobs for money and equipment. This is just to show that people are looking for ways out, working with the urban environment, even when it is snowing.
To see all six ideas from around Canada, Click here.
Leading image: Photo by Marcel Strauss