Sophie (Qian Liu)
Source: Fast Co Design
Inspired by the High Line Park, Dan Barasch and James Ramsey proposed a new project to refashion unused urban infrastructure in New York: the Low Line Park. The site they choose is an unused and long neglected 13-acre former subway stop on Delancey Street, built in 1903 in New York’s Lower East Side. New technology makes it possible for engineers to gather light and funnel it underground.
Re-design is the new way of designing. History and old things/memories can trigger a special emotional reaction in people’s minds. It is a short cut because it can make a special influence in people’s life with partial change of original things; but it’s also very hard since it’s tough to success and amplifies the original value in a new design. For the highline example, it is harder to re-design existing thing than to create completely new things. It not only makes me think about reshaping landscape, but also about re-use/re-design things in our life. Refer back to zero waste fashion, I think re-design can also become a good topic in fashion industry to explore—how can we use our creativity to re-use/re-design old stuff/fashion we already have? Design is a tool, and it can use in many ways. If design can change the world, I think re-design probably is a big part of it.
More reference: http://thelowline.org
Global Issue: Urban Design
Primary design lens: Urban planning/ design
Secondary Design lens: Re-design / Sustainability