Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Sunbeds Built Into Its Stairway Hangouts

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The point of VWBCI is to open local minds to outside practices, concepts, and ideas that might stand to improve our greater civic situation in a parallel universe where coolness was valued more than practicality and funds spent on public works of art were raised by way of a special NIMBY tax levied against serial complainers.

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(via) Polish design firm No Studio created these urban “intervention” micro-installations for a local architecture festival, inserting them into a neglected set of concrete stairs next to the River Oder in the western city of Wroclaw. Downtown Vancouver has its fair share of under-utilized or semi-decorative stairs that could benefit from a similar treatment – eg. Vag, Waterfront Centre, Coal Harbour Marina, Cathedral Square, Crosstown Steps, et cetera. Granted, these are already well-established spots for chilling out, but making them more magnetic and comfortable – in summer at least – could only be to the net benefit of a city totally bewitched by its own “liveable” bullshit.

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