Last year’s fall (August 29 – November 25), the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy was held and so many architects and designers participated in this event, one of the participant was The project IlluminAction by UrbanoActivo, an open design collective from Puerto Rico, they were selected to represent their country in this event as part of an archive of actionable strategies around U.S. cities to improve the public urban realm. 450 project submissions nationwide was narrowed and all of them are selected as part of the Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good exhibition by The Institute for Urban Design.
UrbanoActivo was selected to bring out what they actually got, their design and their great ability to to create actionable initiatives that solve urban issues or provide new opportunities for public spaces in the city. Their aim was to find the way to make the city a more connected and livable place for all through their design project which is to bring illumination back into the street. The result was an evening filled with film projections, light installations, glow-in-the-dark art murals, stilt dancers and musical performances. via
IlluminAction took place on November 17th, 2011 in San Juan, P.R. It was made possible by the LEP’s efforts and collaborators including: Beta-Local, CiudadLAB, Arquillano, La Chiwinha, David’s Comics, Julio Vallejo, Ariana Cintrón, Astrid Coral, Coral Alemán, Antonio Fritz, Versos del Viento, More Ira, El Pasaje, Howard Roark, Kutasha y Alicia, Zuleyka Alejandro, Pablo del Hierro, Carolina Martínez, Manu Shanti, Lali Tá, Coco Pek, Iván Acosta, Dos Santos, Daniel Gracía, Karina García, Rima Ibrahim, Payola Isabel, EL COCA, Hermanos Lumiere, Juan Botta, Josean Merced, and Javier Camayd.