On June 6, 2015, hundreds of Vancouverites united in conducting acts of “urban intervention”—small actions to improve our city and foster a sense of community.
Led by the organization 100in1Day Vancouver, an urban intervention is a fun, inclusive way to focus on the role of people and public space, and demonstrate the capacity we all have in creating a better city. It’s like a community flashmob that raises awareness of urban and social issues.
Our favourite is the display by this group in their effort to motivate people to consider a new approach to an old problem.
The parking space … was promised to be a city park for the local community. We want to emphasize the ability of this space to contain activities and want to invite passers by to answer a critical non-provoking question. They can answer this question by shooting a paint-ball at the right field on a white canvas.
At the end of the day they had an expressive painting produced by local participants, and stimulated a bit of discussion.