On flat rooftops, there should be gardens and unused urban rooftops can be designed for community and volunteer-maintained gardens, where there can be volunteer days for anyone to come out and help maintain the space and bring home harvested produce. A DIY Lowell Team can create a “demonstration” garden on the roof of a public [Read more…]
This is a low-cost, temporary way to make derelict buildings more attractive prior to their redevelopment. It may draw attention to the building for investment, or it might brighten up the street the building is on leading to investment in neighboring buildings. It will also promote Lowell as an art-friendly [Read more…]
Similar to Little Free Libraries, a Little Free Gallery is a miniature art gallery in a small box. (See this article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-free-miniature-art-galleries-are-popping-street-corners-across-us-180977967/) DIY Lowell could supply kits for individuals and businesses to construct their own LFGs all around the city. The boxes could be locked or opened if the art is free to take.
A DIY Lowell team would map the trash cans in the city (or ask for a map from city officials) and ideate/explore and suggest the places in the city that would benefit from additional trash or recycling bins. This could result in a presentation to City Council, a website, or even be combined with the [Read more…]