72 hour urban action: 10 missions for Stuttgart

I haven’t been in Stuttgart since 12 years. Last time my parents took me to a Hugo Boss outlet in the neighbourhood, because my dad wanted to buy a suit. This time I am here for a mission together with 11 designers, architects, engineers and action-loving people from all other the world. The event is called 72 Hour Urban Action and is the 2nd edition of the architecture competition that took first time place in Israel in 2010. Watch the video from Bat-Yam, Israel here. Once the video of this year’s edition is done, I put it online. For now check some shoots of what is happening in Stuttgart North.

Gilly Karjevsky and Kerem Halbrecht, the founders of 72 Hour Urban Action together with Mor Arkadir who is the in-house photographer

Marc Boinet from Franchconnexion decided to strip down for the group picture

His mates from Frenchconnexion told me that he does ot in every workshop. Strange that I don’t remember how his face looks like.

Mark Phillips, our team leader during the 72H Urban Action competition got bored of the orange overall and exchanged it with a blue Vespa. Our team is called ‘Dirty Dozen’. We are twelve people: Mark from the picture above, Maya Ober who invited me, Hilla Shamia, Oded Lahav, Dorota Kabala, Magda Juszczak, Michael Faber, Felix Jung, Marc Einsiedel, Consuelo Ciuffa and Bence Pasztor

72 Hour Urban Action sign at the former Deutsche Bahn area that is now a place of creativity called Kunstverein Wagenhallen

72 Hour Urban Action sauna and pool – to comfort all 120 international participants

72 Hour Urban Action tree house

72 Hour Urban Action hotel

Research material that our team picked up from the dumpster. We will build a 3,5m public bench on wheels that will have a hidden surprise. More images of the process are on our Dirty Dozen team blog.

The metal construction of the public bench that will be placed at the bus station of line no 55 and nightbus no 56. More images of the process are on our Dirty Dozen team blog.

Our mission board is already there, waiting to be replaced by the project that we will put there in less than 14 hours. The judges will be do a round on Saturday, 14th at 4pm. Winner will be announced in the evening.

‘How to work better’, a manifesto written by one of the other teams. Despite these ten rules, it didn’t work for the team, said one of the girls. In a team of twelve people it’s tough to come to an agreement. It’s a challenge and a good experience.

Kunstverein Wagenhallen

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