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Cleansing your senses
Why it matters
With even toilets becoming multi-sensory experiences, what other public spaces (such as car parks/lifts/changing rooms) will be designed and run to feed the five senses?
A Portuguese arts collective named Morada Vaga has created a set of swings that generate electricity. These were sponsored by a company that makes boxes and pallets and installed in Guimarães as part of the European Capital of Culture event.
Since June 2009 the citizens of Salbke (a ward of Magdeburg, in Eastern Germany) have had their own 24hour open-air library. Locals can borrow from over 10,000 books that have been privately donated from all over the country. It all started as a temporary project, but due to its success Salbke’s citizens now minister the project by themselves.