Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Guerilla Flowerpots in Tokyo’s Public Spaces

PingMag... Guerilla Flowerpots in Tokyo’s Public Spaces by Michael Mahoney. "...Tokyo is not known for its greener pastures but for hypermodern architecture and a cityscape that looks like a future preconceived in the early 80s. 'Wow! Amazing!' is how tourists usually react. But how do people actually live in this concrete urbanity? Given the lack of vast green spaces, Tokyoites are taking action: First, reclaim your immediate environment and stuff the sidewalk with flower pots as much as possible. Second, on the official side, imitate nature to soothe the stressed commuters with a forest of plastic plants, cement trees - or the friendly chirping of an artificial bird. PingMag shows you the green islands and blossoming places in this most dense populated area."


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