Wednesday, August 02, 2006

OUR MOVIE - THE RAINY SQUARE

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

uploading vedio by yuchen

i tried MANY times but failed

why !!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Our Video..-By Amy


I put this on my blog and i wanna put it here as well..
This is just a picture of our entrance...
It was so big so i couldnt upload it..

Anyway i am so proud of it!! hhh
Good work guys~

JAMES!!!
U BETTER SHOW UP NEXT TIME !

Almost 9pm


We edited DVD after class!
Good job!
I look forward doing presentaion tommorrow!!
Good night.
Hiro

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Music...-By AMY

Plz think about the music what u wanna put in..
Don't forget to bring the cd to the class tomorrow..

please reading it

if everything you wanna edit(add/cut),please do it.

desigh problem

Our team visited the LES many times and interviewed people who live there. Most of them mentioned about the environment, especially the problems of trash. For example, there are not enough trashcans for businesses, restaurants, and passengers, homeless people seek what they need from the garbage. The result is that trash is everywhere on the streets and that causes dirty and bad smell in LES. Therefore our team made up our mind to solve these problems.

First, several size trashcans, the big ones for restaurants and small ones for passengers, prevent people from throwing away the trashes on the streets. Second, trash cans with keys make homeless people not to open them. Third, we can invite artists or inhabitants to design the creative and unique trash cans for LES and we believe that project will make the environment look more beautiful and people feel that they have to keep the city clean. For instance, they can be with graffiti, LED, and unique shape and colors. The creative trash cans have both the artistic and the functional advantages. The artistic advantages might be unnecessary, however it dramatically influence many people—they can feel relax, happy, and energetic. Although they are small, they have a strong power as much as the boutiques have.


Moreover, the big trash cans will set in certain place and restaurants in that area will share it together.They can not throw their garbage on the streets if they do it they will be fined.Small trash cans on the streets are set for passengers ,beside them,business and restaurants can’t put their trash into them.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Final Project by Hiro

Our team visited the LES many times and interviewed people who live there. They each have different hopes to improve LES. For example, the cleaning the LES, the increasing businesses and restaurants, and the reducing the rent of an apartment. I develop an idea about the cleaning. I propose to make the creative trash cans and put it in many places in the LES. They can be ones with the graffiti, the LED which I saw at G.R.L in design class, and the unique shape and colors which represent the nature of the LES.

I stress that it will solve the problem of cleaning the LES. First, many trash cans prevent people from throwing away the trashes on the street and it also cause the pigeon not to gather and defecate in the LES. Second, the beautiful trash cans make people feel that they have to keep the city clean. Third, the unique trash cans attract many people living in the outside of the LES and also the tourists, and it possibly develops the business and the restaurants.

Where is it and how does this relate to my idea? There are wide streets with a big footpath in the middle. There, you can see not only the benches and the trees but also the homeless people and the garbage. If you put the creative trash cans of the unique shape there, the footpath would be clean and beautiful like a park and attract many drivers passing through it. In addition, if you put the creative trash cans with bright colors on the narrow streets, it would change the quiet and dirty images to splendid and clean ones. If you put the creative trash cans with LED in the park and the basketball coat, they would change them to safer places and many children would use them. It might develop a big community in each area in the LES.

Who is there or who will use it? What is their behavior or thoughts and how do they relate to your idea? There are different races and most of them live there for a long time and love the LES and emphasize their close community and traditions. When I interviewed people who live there, I thought that although they each had some hopes to improve the LES, they were conservative and passive. Therefore, I want them to make the creative trash cans by themselves because it makes them become positive and confident. They must try to keep the streets clean if they make them by themselves. The spirit must become known to the outside of the LES and it also causes the business and the restaurants to develop.

What similar things have been done before? What can you learn from it (good and bad)? Although most people think Harlem is a dangerous place, it has become changed in recent years. The clean and sophisticated boutiques have been built and some designers and artists start to move to Harlem. It teaches me that the art has lots of possibilities to change the environment and the people better. The creative trash cans have both the artistic and the functional advantages. The artistic advantages might be unnecessary, however it dramatically influence many people—they can feel relax, happy, and energetic. Although they are small, they have a strong power as much as the boutiques have.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Amy's Idea..

1. keep the old tenement buildings.
Intead of tear-down all old tenement buildings keep the old ones and just change the inside. For ex, make two rooms into a one room or renovate the inside to make it more convenience to live.

2. decreasing the rent..
It seems like it is impossible but if we can find any kind of solution to decrease the rent that would be good. decrease the rent so make the old small shops to open again. To make the old shops reopen, they don't have to move to another place anymore.

3. pigeon.
I know that is little inapporpriate but i still like the pigenon idea. i think it is not boring but unique idea. it is also easy to design a creative design. Basically we have to have a design solution anyway.. like a creative trash can.
it would be cool if we design something to make the pigeons away..


ACTUALLY i dont know what i am talking about...:(

my idea about LES


In my opinion, Except of some bad smells and tones of trashes on the road, there are lots of possibilities to develope the LES instead of destruction. as we know that there are a number of graffiti artist in NY and everywhere in US. If governer call those artists to here and give theme salary about their painting. If they decorate the buildings wall, also the sidewalk like this picture, it could be the some good tour spot of the LES and NY. the more lots of tourist will visit LES and spend the money at here. Finally, the business of the LES will be developed and grow and the LES will get another chance to vogue their period of prosperty as its past time.

ideas about LES problem solving -yuchen

by yuchen

Urban Regeneration
I think the advantage of LES is multiple culture so that I wanna keep it.
For this reason,it should be planed to be a sightseeing spot & a historic tour place.
first impression is important for being such a place so more shops & clean street are necessary.

More Shops(we don't need to consider about the rent problem,right?)
We can generally gather the same cultural shop together (one area is jewish,one is chinese ,one is italian)
but just majority cuz if everything is the same in an area ,it will be boring and no multiple character.

Clean Street
I wanna chang the "color" of LES,the buildings ,the shops ,the side walk there their tone toward darkness.
it makes people feel shor of spirit so I wanna chang it to bright & warm color but base on the tranditional tone(we can use light or other skill to change it)
of course TRASH is also another problem,we can use beautiful or stylish trash cans desighed by local artists.
From the trip such as turnement museum, I could get an idea of how to improve the LES because the apartments are small and rotten. The apartment can be more useful and make bigger space by connecting 2 partments together. Also there should be more shops arround LES which will improve business flow and it will industrialize in different ways. Also renovate buildings they look too dirty. Also clean the streets but keep multi culturalization. That's about it.... -By James

Thursday, July 13, 2006

our works...interview..





rejected over 10times....
so mean~!

our works.. the greatest work on earth


maybe....
hahahah...