I have been collaborating with 51% Studios, and we have been selected by The Architecture Foundation, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts, to share our research as part of London As It Could Be Now: New Visions for the Thames.
At a public workshop, we presented a beta version of #floodplain, an online platform that enables users to make collaborative, spatial representations of London, its main river artery, the Thames, and their floodplains.
#floodplain also enables users to populate theses spatial representations with real time searches for geo-located images, and add observations from the astonishingly varied and fleeting enthusiasms of twitter.
Using vast pools of open–access public data, #floodplain re-imagines the tidal Thames for the 21st Century, suggesting new ways to map, imagine, and inhabit London, its sites and their architectures.
#floodplain is a new kind of public space, that will enable users to become architects of their own environment.