FoRM associates and AID Architects were appointed to deliver an architectural and landscape transformation of a former industrial site in Donetsk, an important industrial centre for coal and steel in Ukraine. The first phase will deliver an experimental Arts centre located in the unique context of a new circular park incorporating a 45m high slag heap. The main aim of this ambitious project funded and organized by an independent foundation is to create a hub of cultural excellence as well as deliver a social, economic and ecological transformation of a post industrial landscape. The IZOLYATSIA project aims to foster a dynamic environment emphasising the creative process, investigation and cultural production. As a place encouraging creative risk IZOLYATSIA in its unique setting will actively encourage an open environment of interaction and dialogue within the context of cultural experimentation and enterprise.
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Gary Hustwit, Director of Helvetica and Objectified is looking for financial backing for his new film Urbanized.
We’ve already spent over a year and some substantial production costs making Urbanized, with over 100 people involved in the film thus far. We’re knee-deep in the editing process now with Helvetica editor Shelby Siegel, but we still have several more filming trips to make this spring, and then we tackle post-production tasks like sound editing, color correction, and other tech work before completing the film this summer.
Urbanized is a totally independent project: we don’t get government funding or grants. And while we’ve been honored to have PBS and the BBC broadcast our films, they don’t produce them or help us make them, they license broadcast rights to the films after we finish them. So Urbanized is being funded mainly by revenue from my previous two films.
You can pledge money at Kickstarter. Depending on the amount you pledge you will receive a t-shirt, DVD or Box Set of his three films.
PWP Landscape Architecture will be selecting a small group of landscape architecture students for summer apprenticeships which will be held from June 13 through August 12, 2011. They require that applicants have at least one semester of school left prior to graduation.
Applications (read PDF for requirements) need to be submitted by March 30, 2011.
See the PDF at PWP Landscape Architecture for more details
Redfern Park is located in the suburb of Minto, 60 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD. Minto is an outer ring suburb currently undergoing a major urban renewal process as the result of changes to the State Governments public housing policy that is seeing the enclaves of the 1970’s being rebuilt as new socially diverse suburbs. The replanning of Minto has delivered a new subdivision layout, which has created an opportunity for several new parks. The parks are intended to foster and encourage social cohesion and identity for the newly reconfigured suburb by contributing to a strong local identity and creating a mix of opportunities for recreation and social interaction. JMDdesign are designing six new parks in the suburb.
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