Saturday, 21 January 2012

Concrete Jungle Project

On my recent trip to Sydney I came across an interesting use of temporary hoardings in Ultimo. I found it particularly fascinating. It's a project called Concrete Jungle, and is designed to stir us out of our comfortable suburban slumber, and question our actions and our life.






I love the plants built into it


I think these are my favourites:




 I thought it was all great. 

Nearby in the big car park where I parked my car I found a new sort of parking space that I hadn't seen in rural Australia. Perhaps it's common in larger centres? I don't know. 


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24 comments:

BookPlease said...

These certainly make you stop and read them - and think.

Staci said...

they got my attention!!

Jill said...

It sure does make you think!

Kay said...

I agree that this whole project does make you think about what you are doing to help the earth. Thanks for sharing!

Trish said...

Very thought provoking indeed.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very interesting and makes you think as well.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That collection does give us pause, doesn't it? I especially like the one about "when you throw something away, where is away?"

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Leslie said...

Excellent exhibit. Waste is definitely bad design. It drives me crazy when I see all the stuff people throw away.

Vicki said...

Love it!! Very thought provoking.
Here's Mine

Alyce said...

That is so neat - especially the parking for "green" vehicles! The 3-d aspect of the real plants as art was nice too.

Book Savvy Babe said...

I agree with the other commenters, these photos do stop and make you think. I have to say that I love the green spaces, that's pretty clever. Book Savvy Babe

Lisa said...

Those are amazing! Thanks for sharing them.

Burgandy Ice said...

Thought-provoking! I like the "where is away?" question.

storygal said...

Yes, I'd agree with thought-provoking and where does the stuff go that we throw away. Our family has become more conservative and mindful of garbage. We throw away very little.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ditto what Burgandy Ice said :)

Paulita said...

Some interesting posters and slogans. I like the green space parking space. I've heard people complaining about them here. Here's Mine

Kath Lockett said...

I love the 'if you throw it away, where is away' line.

gautami tripathy said...

Enjoyed looking at the photographs!

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Snapshot
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Marie said...

Very cool. I like "Waste is a product of bad design". Maybe if we thought more about where "away" was, we'd throw out less. Something to think about.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

What a great group of photos! Loved reading them!

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Fascinating! I LOVE this: "we are in the distraction of our own destruction living off our ecological credit card."

CameraCruise said...

Great series of photos!
Loved reading them.
Thanks for sharing.
Mette

bermudaonion said...

I love that wall!! I drive a hybrid vehicle and have never seen a green space like that. Quite a few of our parking garages have special spaces for plug in vehicles.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Indeed, where exactly is "away"? It was a question I asked as a child and still am disconcerted by all our waste.

Love the green space for green cars.

Bises,
Genie