HBX UP!

People need inspiring places where they can gather to play safely and dream freely…

 

In many cities there is still a lack of inspiring public art and places, for the young to begin with. HBX UP! is a process of self contained steps leading up to an Urban or ‘Utopian’ Playground that settles into an existing urban environment and providing it with a new and optimistic meaning.

Winter 2013 the concept is launched for the first time, in Kosovo where it is carrying the name HBX BIG UP!, an interactive process in design in which participation of local residents, choice of local partners, location, durability and maintenance are important issues. The actual shape will arise during the development of the process. see comics HBX BIG UP! for recent project in Prishtina For more information and participation see: http://hbxbigup.tumblr.com

In 2014 and 2015 the concept was also initiated  in Mitrovica ( HBX Flower UP!), Rotterdam (HBX Bless UP!) and Havana (HBX Almiquí UP!). see also ‘Reports’ 

HBX BIG UP! team before HBX XPRSS Central train station Prishtina 2013

HBX BIG UP! team before HBX XPRSS Central train station Prishtina 2013

Bim and Rienke discussing HBX BIG UP!

Bim and Rienke discussing HBX BIG UP!

Josse, Rienke and Jetik in front of possible new HBX Home!

Josse, Rienke and Jetik in front of possible new HBX Home!

Possible HBX BIG UP! location

Possible HBX BIG UP! location

Studying the map of Prishtina 2013

Studying the map of Prishtina 2013

HBXBIGUP!kaart

HBXBIGUP!kaart

Tak and Arvan checking the angel feathers

Tak and Arvan checking the angel feathers

HBX BIG UP! angel feather stencils

HBX BIG UP! angel feather stencils

spreading HBX BIG UP! angel feathers day and night!

spreading HBX BIG UP! angel feathers day and night!

another possible HBX BIG UP! location

another possible HBX BIG UP! location

HBX BIG UP! angel feather marked area 2013

HBX BIG UP! angel feather marked area 2013

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

HBX BIG UP! pop up workshop

Pop Up Expo posters

Pop Up Expo posters

HBX BIG UP! pop up expo spot

HBX BIG UP! pop up expo spot

some of the HBX BIG UP! designs

some of the HBX BIG UP! designs

HBX BIG UP! pop up expo

HBX BIG UP! pop up expo

HBX Big UP! article

HBX Big UP! article

HBX angels havana

HBX angels havana

HBX Almiqui UP!

HBX Almiqui UP!

First step HBX Almiqui UP!

First step HBX Almiqui UP!

Creating HBX Almiqui UP!

Creating HBX Almiqui UP!

Creating

Creating

Cleaning

Cleaning

HBX Almiquí UP!

HBX Almiquí UP!

HBX Almiqui UP!

HBX Almiqui UP!

HBX Almiqui UP!

HBX Almiqui UP!

Ha yeah!

Ha yeah!

HBX Bless UP!

HBX Bless UP!

HBX Bee UP! in Mitrovica greenhouse

HBX Bee UP! in Mitrovica greenhouse

Kolibrie UP!

Kolibrie UP!

Bee girls in HBX Bee UP! Greenhouse

Bee girls in HBX Bee UP! Greenhouse

Flower Your Culture

Flower Your Culture

Flower your Culture Children!

Flower your Culture Children!

More UP!

More UP!

HBX Bee UP! Greenhouse art-action 1

HBX Bee UP! Greenhouse art-action 1

HBX Angel Bee-girl!

HBX Angel Bee-girl!

Bee UP!

Bee UP!