Walk [Your City]™

Building a movement to get more feet on the street™

Occupy Sandy Wayfinding

Inspired by the Walk [Your City] platform, a group of volunteers in New York City is using the concept of guerrilla wayfinding for disaster relief following Hurricane Sandy.

Occupy Sandy Wayfinding describes itself as “a civic-minded guerrilla intervention for a time of crisis.” The design, production, and installation of the signs for Occupy Sandy Relief NYC is handled by members of Not An AlternativeOccupy Town Square and the Pratt Disaster Resilience Network.

One Occupy Sandy coordinator explained why the signs exist, saying, “What we need to do is let people know that hey, 10 blocks away there’s hot food, blankets, flashlights, water and medical services.” With power outages, closed streets, and transit delays, the Occupy Sandy wayfinding signs provide locals with the information they need to access emergency relief centers by foot.

The majority of the signs  have been installed in Rockaway, giving directions and distance to the YANA Community Center and the Occupy Rockaway Hub.

The folks behind the project recently launched a website to crowdsource feedback for where people would like to see signs installed, and to track where signs already exist in order to maintain them.

We’re really excited to see these volunteers take such an innovative and meaningful spin on the original project, and can’t thank them enough for using wayfinding to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. To find out more about their efforts, check out their website here. 

2 comments on “Occupy Sandy Wayfinding

  1. Pingback: Occupy Sandy Guides the Way Online and Off - Bower Collective : Bower Collective

  2. Pingback: Preparing for the Hackathon: #OpenDataDay for #OccupySandy Wrap-up | #OccupyData NYC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on November 20, 2012 by in News, Other Cities and tagged , , , , , .

Twitter Updates

%d bloggers like this: