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’