Dispatchwork: Patching Cities with Colors
I found someone just like me, who imagines a world full of colors and fun things. This is the work of Jan Vormann, a German artist who restores crumbling architecture with something he calls Dispatchwork. Instead of using plaster or stucco, he repairs cracks, holes and fissures in buildings with colorful Lego blocks! Challenging the rigidity of the city and injecting a touch of creativity and color.
* Tel Aviv, Israel
I sent him an email to ask for permission to use their photos and he accepted. Surprisingly we found that we have many things in common besides color, we both lived in North Carolina, have taken huge road trips throughout Mexico and even found the love of our lives in Chile. What a small world, right?
* Hongkong, Special Administrative Region of the PR of China
* Valparaiso, Chile
Those colorful Lego blocks were not glued, they just lay down temporarily without deteriorating or damaging the architecture. The idea is that somebody could take the pieces down to play with, sounds quite lovely. Dispatchwork is simply dedicated to encouraging smiles, color and fun.
* Great Wall, China
* Massy, France
* Cape Town, South Africa
Maybe some day you will run into a guy carrying a bucket of legos and filling potholes in your city, it could be Jan! But it could also be your neighbor, friend or dad, as the project offers participation to anyone anywhere who wants to join. On the website you can see how people around the world have sent pictures of their own patches, which have helped to add more and more places on the map of Dispatchers Worldwide.
Want to see if your city has been patched with colors? Checkout their site here.
* All images via Dispatchwork