Urban provocations - apologies to lovers of the Big Merino
Apologies to lovers of the Big Merino.
Our colleagues at David Lock Associates in the UK collect examples of what they call ‘urban provocations’ – featuring some of the most provocative examples of urban development – and turn them into a series of postcards.
And by provocative, we think they mean terrible!
Essentially people haven’t looked at the big picture or seen the possibilities (or maybe the risks) in the way they have built or developed their bit of the world.
A recent call for some local input had us rifling through the photo collections and we found a few amusing examples (unless of course you happen to live in the area!).
|Billboard in Southbank |
Melbourne, circa 2006
|Always consider the rear interface|
The Big Merino (Sheep), Goulburn NSW, circa 2012
|Infrastructure Priority (instead of Pedestrian Priority)|
Dandenong VIC, circa 2006
|Where's the lift? (Dumb leading the Blind)|
New Thomastown train station, circa 2012
|Working around the problem|
South Melbourne, circa 2007
The team also looks for examples of excellence too, so if you’ve seen good examples we’d also love to see those. David Lock Associates in the UK also post their examples on Twitter every month, so you might want to follow them for ongoing examples https://twitter.com/DavidLockAssoc
Photo Credit: Alastair Campbell