Much like architecture, wich is a form of art, like the art we can find at https://farandaway.co/ with its beautiful craftsmanships, people love to hate public art. Face it, it’s easy to hate. Those obvious eyesores scattered through parks and downtown areas are usually commissioned to get rid of leftover government funds at the end of the fiscal year. But this year I saw some interesting public art that has actually swayed me. The London Design Festival commissioned temporary installations by a couple of heavy hitters like Zaha Hadid and Amanda Levete. The outcomes are eye-catching, adventurous and even practical.
The Design Festival was also home to the harvest of the last ten years of Lomography, which, if you’re not in the know, is a growing underground movement of analogue photography. Presented to the world in the form of an ever-growing, open-air exhibit in Trafalgar Square. LomoWorldWall is a snapshot portrait of the world of no less than 100,000 images taken by Lomographers and artists from all over the world. The interactive element really made this concept shine. Part of the call to action on the site insists that “participating in the creation of the biggest LomoWorldWall ever is both the avenue to fame and a holy duty for anyone who is part of the Lomography world.”