Hello Lamp Post is a playful platform, inviting people to strike up conversations with familiar street furniture using text message functions or Facebook Messenger, bringing to life the hidden stories of their cities.
By using the thousands of pre-existing identifier codes that label items of street furniture across a whole city, people can have unique conversations with particular objects, including (but not limited to) lamp posts, post boxes, bollards, manholes, bins, or telegraph poles.
The flexible and scalable system that can easily travel from one location to another, offering people from all around the world the chance to have interesting, surprising and often funny conversations with the street furniture they pass by everyday.
‘Hello Lamp Post encourages people to look at the city with fresh eyes and engage with systems we often take for granted – a chance for us to slow down, reflect and see the city as a playground’.
From a hectic one-night event in Tokyo to a 10 weeks project in Austin, Hello Lamp Post is a flexible and adaptable system that can easily be taken around the world and displayed in virtually any location.
Now in it’s 10th city, Hello Lamp Post is ongoing, with installations scheduled for the rest of 2017 and beyond. Since its creation in 2013, Hello Lamp Post has traveled around the world and visited several cities, as part of festivals and events, or as a stand alone project. At yStop we jumped at the chance to bring this exciting technology to Australia.
We can help you to create truly unique activations to highlights your cities and councils