It could have tons of uses, including a patio or performance space. It could also act to provide shade and sun where it is needed, shelter at the street level, and act as a lantern or light box - to mark the importance of the intersection, draw new people to the intersection and be part of a larger way-finding system for the downtown.... more »
Public pianos on at least two corners of the intersection means that more people could hear the pianos being played over the sound of the trains when they are present, and could create friendly 'dueling piano' interactions and spontaneous events when people are waiting for the next train to come along.
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Let's implement a large-scale display visible from all points of the intersection, and rather than advertising, let's display interactive artworks, images of Calgary's history, tweets/texts and things happening on the intersection in the present day.
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Let's use the intersection for Beakerhead installations where science, art, engineering, and entertainment collide, either during the event or year-round!
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What's more, for that brief moment the intersection becomes a plaza that can be 'occupied' until the light changes.
To accomplish this, the surfacing could be changed to allow safe passage across the tracks and this opportunity could be used to think... more »
Perhaps we could consider the opposite, a rockin' celebration held after the election, open only to people who cast a vote and received a ticket or unique confirmation number at their polling station.
Moreover, the party only happens if... more »
Over 385 thousand sighted people have signed up to provide assistance, yet only 30 thousand people are receiving help.
We could help spread awareness of tools like these to assist more visually impaired people in being even more able, resourceful, and creative... more »
Election and Information Services Division should include a polling station at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre for its homeless clients. .
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Could we design a program where mobile ambassadors raise awareness of issues and help stimulate conversation? To keep the conversation as connected as possible we could use a digital tool like a touch or ipad.
(This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of the Calgary Public Library IdeaLab Monthly Design challenge, which used this topic as the focus for the event!)
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