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Call for Ideas: How Would You Transform a Public Space?

June 27, 2012

News From BMW Guggenheim Lab:

Send us your ideas for creating a more comfortable public space through playful, imaginative, surprising or unconventional ways. Ideas selected by BMW Guggenheim Lab curator Maria Nicanor will be featured online at and

This global online Call for Ideas is an integral part of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, which is currently open in Berlin (June 15 – July 29, 2012). The Lab explores issues of contemporary urban life, from infrastructure to technology to sustainability, through programs that encourage visitors to participate and share questions, answers, thoughts, and dialogue.

The details:
Choose a public space in your city that you want to make more comfortable. Consider the environment, architecture, and landscaping, as well as any other aspects that would affect the experience of the space.

Submit your idea at Your entry must specify the public place you’ve identified for your idea and 3-5 sentences explaining how your idea would increase comfort in that public space. Include an image of a sketch or model of the public space that corresponds to your idea and shows how your idea would be implemented. It must be a .jpg image 450 pixels wide and less than 1 MB in size.

Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, July 17 (11:59pm ET).

Stay connected:
For program highlights and ways to get involved online, sign up now for e-mail updates just like this one. Follow our official hashtag #BGLab for idea highlights and updates.

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