Category: the project

the big idea…

Wasted land in the city is not only ‘wastelands’ as traditonally defined, there’s a whole host more places which could do so much more…. This project is about identifying these wastelands, and holding them accountable. Asking what they are, where they are, and what more they could do to make a more positive contribution to the urban environment.

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introducing the wasteland collective…

Welcome to the wasteland collective‘s blogsite!

We will be using these pages to collect thoughts and actions, observations and manifestos which develop over the course of this project to re-think what constitutes urban wastelands and offer up ideas for what they could be.

This blog is an online hub for the growing number of people concerned by the wasted space in cities, people who acknowledge the value of urban land and know it can do more. The project aims to pull together a community of interest, and document how we can collectively raise the bar of what can be expected from urban land.  We work collaboratively with as wide a variety of contributers as possible, to represent the fullest range of interest.  We would like to use this as a platform to celebrate anything from permanent interventions to temporary landscape projects to fleeting momentary events – anything which gets people thinking about how they could make better use of the precious resource of urban land.

Check back here for more, follow our pages, and if you can, get involved!