• March 30, 2012
  • Posted by Marc

Florian Rivière - Urban Hacktivist

"Florian Rivière is an "urban hacktivist". He founded and led from 2008 to 2012 the collective “Democratie Creative” very active in the public space of Strasbourg.

Inspired by the hacker culture, he reinvests and diverts public space to allow citizens to reclaim their environment. His interventions, between urban design "Do It Yourself" and upcycling, have the particularity to be spontaneous and raw, exclusively made with objects found in the street, and always with humor.
Games, furnishings, traps, maps, instructions ... : so many urban tactics to show the functionality of sites, and direct action of the user on urban space.
A space unfortunately controlled for too long by professionals and bureaucrats of the city, and now lacking in humanity and sensitivity."