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'Riot of Color' Was Inspired by the 2011 London Riots

 - Oct 17, 2017
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'Riot of Color' is an art installation which created a temporary green space in a public street in London.

The installation, which was designed by the Edible Bus Stop, features a small metal yellow bench, which creates the illusion that the road lines have lifted from the ground. The bench wraps around a tree, forming a tranquil place for the public to rest. The installation was designed to evoke an eerie sense of abandonment, as it was inspired by the after effects of the 2011 London Riots. This conceptual interpretation of the aftermath of the event is imagined as post apocalyptic, while serving as an engaging novelty piece.

The small bench serves as an example of the close relationship between art and urban planning.