Before we really get into the swing of things this year – one delightful piece of urban frippery – community design at its best – Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the Ohiro Road bus-stop.
I was surprised and a little disappointed that WCC had advised that it was to be removed forthwith – and then I think that was quietly rescinded – hopefully it is still there. I’m cautiously optimistic that the good people of Brooklyn / Happy Valley will savour the goodness that is community action, and not spoil it for others. We even got sent a short film, before Christmas, which I have only just found in our emails – and if I can, I’ll insert a link to the clip: here. <-- Please click on this link and watch - its a lovely wee film.
There is a history of community design, all over the world, from a time when we all did things ourselves, rather than wait for the Council to come and do it for us. I look forward to more examples of this turning up amongst our vibrant arty community!
Turning bus stops into libraries has a fine heritage, as these examples show:
and this one, in Israel:
and here in Brazil
or even this little rustic beauty in Finland.
Our number in Ohiro Rd looks the most comfy though!