Malmö City’s Parascopes

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Unsworn Industries design team created these wonderful Parascopes. They have been installed at three different locations in the city of Malmö, allowing viewers to take a look into the future and see different visions of how these places could be like. The initiative is part of a campaign addressed to the citizens of Malmö, promoting ideas to reduce car traffic in the city. You can see the panoramas for the three sites online: Mobilia, Triangeln and Kungsgatan-Amiralsgatan.
These parascopes are great, of course, but it’s not really the hardware that gets my juices flowing. It’s the intelligent way in which technology was used to promote active citizen participation. The whole thing oozes advanced citizenship, revealing a healthy relationship between city officials and the local community.
Via Below The Clouds (in Swedish, but you can read it in English courtesy of Google).