Pedestrian Lublin comments: during the Jagiellonian Fair festival the benches that were placed on the sunny side of the promenade on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street have ‘wandered’ to other spots, including the front of Krakowska Gate, a popular meeting place. When will benches appear in every place that needs them and will there be enough of them? Więcej
Month: August 2014
Pedestrian Lublin comments the questionable esthetic result of the renovation of Narutowicza Street. Więcej
The 23th of August 2014 – as a part of actions of Lub design! (organized by Ewelina Kruszyńska, Warsztaty Kultury) a bicycle tour was held, under the name ‘The Unkept Lublin’ along with workshops of observing the space in the little-known urban districts of the city.
The participants of the tour have learned about the history, creators, unique features and spatial solutions of chosen places – Old Kalinowszczyzna, Tatary, Old Bronowice, Old Kośminek, Piaski. Więcej
The 22th of August 2014 – within Lub design! (organized by Ewelina Kruszyńska, Warsztaty Kultury) an unusal walk was organized for children aged 6-10, intended to develop their multi-sensory sensitivity for the landscape of the city. Enjoying being in your own city, exploring the surroundings and conscious experiencing it is very close to the idea of a ‘city for people’. Instead of traveling to exotic places, maybe it’s better to make our own city nicer? – Says Jan Gehl. Więcej
The 14th of August 2014 – a meeting in Zielony Talerzyk restaurant was held as a part of Lub design! Project, with Ewa Gołębiewska on the subject directly inspired by The Year of Jan Gehl and his idea of ‘cities for people’ – ‘Human or inhuman cities?’ In some we feel good and welcome, chaos and noise in other makes us ill. Architect Jan Gehl called for creating public spaces in a way that they were made-to-measure human scale, they would inspire, while giving our bodies and senses relief.’
1st of Agust 2014. According to the plans of Lublin Housing Cooperative (LSM) of building parking lots on Wallendroda Street, Council for Culture of Space sent a letter to LSM and other large estates’ offices in Lublin with an idea of mounting resistance thresholds to prevent cars from parking on sidewalks. Więcej
‘Is it difficult for you to walk around Lublin with a baby stroller? The green light on pedestrian crossing turns on extremely rarely and only when you push the button? You stumble on pavements broken by cars? On the 2nd of July 2014 in the Medial-Artistic Incubator of the Academic Culture Center ‘Chatka Żaka’ an open workshop had been held by Pedestrian Lublin.
Two media information contained in this post are about actions not directly related to the Year of Jan Gehl, but both of them include the phrase ‘a city for people’, used as an evaluating category. These are signs that the idea of ‘a city for people’ has a change of an independent life in people’s imagination. Więcej