PLAYscapes Competition Honourable Mention

In São Paulo, millions of people take public transportation every day, spending an average of three hours on traffic to commute between home and work. Every time someone waits for transport, they have to spend 20 minutes waiting. Why not take that time and turn it into something more useful to the people into the city? The proposal is an idea to stimulate people’s art knowledge through a simple game that can be easily played within those 20 minutes. Even if not finished, whatever is displayed can already be considered art. Whoever plays with it is not only having fun but making the city prettier and becomes an artist themselves , as every time someone plays, a new drawing is created and a new art piece comes to life.


Project Team: Vanessa Midori Tome Horiuchi and Stephanie Beirao from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vanessa M. T. Horiuchi said, “This could be an incentive to the government to hire more artists to carry out further art pieces, as well as giving the feeling of ownership to public property as truly “made by the people, for the people” and as a result we hope there will be less vandalism.

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