After the success of the blog (popupcity.net) is now the book: Pop-up city. Both are about the influence of spontaneous, temporary citizen initiatives planned city. The book makes an important argument for an urban planning that sufficient flexibility is built in so there is enough space for innovative and temporary user activity. The book contains over a hundred examples ranging from fun ideas to interesting projects that the urban landscape have changed. This makes the book a nice snapshot of this flow in the urban playground.
The Flying Grass Carpet has been published in worlds most important pop-uo book.
Check it out!
Joop de Boer / Jeroen Beekmans
The Flying Grass Carpet has won the Dutch Audi Design Award. Many thanks to all of you who have voted for us.
Essen, 4 July Germany
Sunday the 4th the famous Conny Janssen Danst from Rotterdam gave a marvelous dance performance on the carpet.
In September 2010 our Baby Carpet will go to Shanghai and it will participate in an exhibition with the Dutch Design Award winners at the Shanghai Creative Industries Week. www.siciw.com/english
Rolling out the Carpet in Pécs is a lot of fun.
The Baby Grass Carpet is a beautiful green garden-carpet that flies from one location to
other. On 28th of June it is going to be floating at the Maritime Museum during the event
Zomerfeest. You can relax on the Baby Grass Carpet all summer until 20th of August.
You´re welcome to enjoy the sun and the activities on this artwork.
Are you coming?
Rotterdam-Grote Kerkplein 2015
April 1 - June 30 / 2015
The world´s largest travelling art-piece is back in Rotterdam after seven years of travels and adventures!
From the 2nd of April till the 30th of June The Flying Grass Carpet will green up the Grotekerkplein in Rotterdam.
Better by design
The Flying Grass Carpet is named as one of the ten better designs by CNN.
ShenZhen HK biennale
It was great to be at the ShenZhen Hong Kong Biennale!
Hop on board the Flying Grass Carpet and join it in its quest for adventure and urban leisure.Studio ID Eddy and HUNK-design have designed the Flying Grass Carpet; it’s an instant park that can be unfolded in any city. This way bringing a unique experience of fun and relaxation that can be shared worldwide. Next European Capitals of Culturel.
|When landed in a city the Flying Grass Carpet is ideal for all kinds of events. As with ordinary parks, people can lie down on the grass or play ball with their friends. But its attractive appearance is also perfect for special events. It’s an excellent spot to have a Frisbee tournament, a city picnic and all sorts of contests and performances.
The Flying Grass Carpet delivers a beautiful alternative for city dwellers to enjoy the city. It brings instant cosiness and a green leisure feeling to any city where it lands. The combination of green, beauty and activity makes the Flying Grass Carpet irresistible!
Roosendaal 2013, The Netherlands Gogbot Festival 2012, Enschede, The Netherlands Architectural Biennale 2012, Shen Zhen, China European Capital of Culture 2010, Istanbul, Turkey European Capital of Culture 2010, Essen, Germany European Capital of Culture 2010, Pecs, Hungary Red Dot Design Museum, Essen, Germany Tenerife Design Festival, Santa Cruz, Spain Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Matadero Madrid, Spain Wereld van Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands DMY Berlin, Germany WAMP Budapest, Hungary Iparmuv�szeti Museum Hungary Galerie op de Rotte, Rotterdam, The Netherlands City square,Rotterdam, The Netherlands Temporare Garten, Aachen, Germany Art Pie Int., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On Sept 17: Big opening of The Flying Grass Carpet in Istanbul; at Besiktas Barbaros Park
Creative Streets Program:
September 23: Zita Herman Seminar: Circus Education in Europe
October 3: Rotterdam Day, with a wonderful picnic performance by BLISS
October 16: Jochen Leuf and the Beat Cooperation (D)