Created by, and first shown at, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, "What You Can Do With the City" catalogs 99 urban interventions around the world by designers, artists, activists, and others. Now residing at the Graham Foundation, in Chicago, the exhibit focuses overwhelmingly on positive actions that make city life more humane—from guerrilla gardening to an inflatable playground by Berlin landscape architects Topotek 1 (above). But creativity, like any human activity, cuts both ways: Also on display are examples of designs that prevent or disrupt certain activities and behaviors. Through March 10, 2010.
Credit: Garden Show, Wolfsburg, 2004 copyright Hans Joosten