Pilot #5

Safari Urbain STHLM

#safariurbainsthlm

In a kind of ephemeral graffiti, Smart Kreativ Stad had the French artist Julien Nonnon project portraits of animals wearing clothes onto building façades around Stockholm.

How might the city’s façades and surfaces be brought to life in the dark of night and be made more attractive? By projecting unexpected images in unusual and unexpected locations, the pilot study investigated the extent to which residents could imagine their city through new eyes and from a new perspective.

Process

August 2016 December 2016


In public

November 25–26, 2016


Living on

In line with the artistic intention, the pilot study left a huge imprint on social media.

Residential
Industrial
Green
Commercial
Mobile
Nonplace

Locations

  • City Library
  • Drottninggatan 88 A
  • Hötorgsskrapan
  • Hantverkargatan 67
  • City Hall
  • Stockholm City Museum
  • Medborgarplatsen
  • Kapellgränd 14-10
  • Ericsson Globe

Safari Urbain began with a competition among location scouts to discover tthe most interesting building façade or wall in the city. Ten, ranging from an uncharted back alley to the Ericsson Globe arena, were finally selected. Images were projected from the artist’s own car, which was driven around the city. At each location, spectators were lent animal masks. Live music was provided by sound artist Andil Dahl.

Audience

The pilot study targets residents and visitors alike.

Creators

  • Artists
  • Location scouts
  • Sound artists
  • Consultants in audio and lighting technology
  • Musicians

Partners

  • Location platform Locamundo
  • Fasadprojektion
  • Panasonic
  • Real estate companies

The pilot study gave the inhabitants an opportunity to imagine their city through new eyes, while at the same time enhancing the city’s attractiveness. The study also spotlighted the specific expertise of location scouts, in particular their ability to recognize potential in rethinking existing places. This could be useful in urban development processes.

Safari Urbain STHLM

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The pilot study gave the inhabitants an opportunity to imagine their city through new eyes, while at the same time enhancing the city’s attractiveness. The study also spotlighted the specific expertise of location scouts, in particular their ability to recognize potential in rethinking existing places. This could be useful in urban development processes.

Partners

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