Open-Source Toolkit Lets Communities Build Their Own Street Furniture
The Wikiblock database contains 30 blueprints of different neighborhood fixtures including benches, bus stops, and kiosks
Despite the vast amount of customization options technology has allotted us, it can still be difficult to create projects that are community-centric. For example, though 3D printing can help us personalize our own jewelry, it has limited use for outfitting parks with trash cans or equipping bus stops with comfortable seating. Still, hyper-customizable tech has taught us the convenience of managing our own products, eliminating the bureaucratic complications of mass produced, production-line assembly.