We're creating real signs depicting fanciful futures for overlooked, unused, neglected buildings in Annaba Algeria.
- We have identified and photographed a variety of structures around Annaba that have fallen into disuse and seem to have no future.
- We have devised pleasing and delightful XBuiling futures for 5 such structures.
- Our artists and illustrators are creating compelling renderings of these ideas, inspired by standard "future use" signage, but executed to inspire a double take (and perhaps a smile) from all who see it.
- We're printing these renderings onto 3'X5' signage for public display, beginning in early December. We'll gradually add new "developments," culminating in an April 2011 New Orleans gallery show.
About City 2.0.
In the tradition of our TEDxYouthDay, TEDxChange, and TEDxWomen initiatives, comes TEDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration. Taking place on Saturday, October 13, 2012, TEDxCity2.0 will be a day when TEDx communities around the world will host an event to share the powerful narratives of urban innovators and organizers, stewards and artists, builders and tastemakers. The TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe to encourage them to host a TEDx event, themed "City 2.0."
We are a group of volunteers who are passionate about bringing the TED mission of Ideas Worth Spreading to our community. Tapping into the local hotbed of creativity, technology, education and innovation, we are combining our skills, talents, expertise and enthusiasm to bring you remarkable speakers with powerful ideas. TEDxAnnaba is completely volunteer run and supported by many generous community-minded companies and organizations. We invite you to be part of this shared experience.