detroit hoop dream
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mar 11, 2010

detroit hoop dream

‘detroit hoop dream’

stephen schock, college for creative studies in detroit sent designboom ‘detroit hoop dream’, a project that allows users to create their own basketball nets using open source designs and everyday materials.

cuts are made using template guides transferred on to the bin

crates and bins are used as nets

cardboard stencil and balls made from newspaper wrapped in tape

spray painted backboard using cardboard stencil

cardboard stencil detail

  • I don’t think the hoops would even withstand the impact before it all comes apart. this is just vandalism to vacant homes.

    jpa says:
  • jpa-have you been to Detroit? The whole place is an act of corporate vandalism–its been destroyed! This is clearly more conceptual than functional. It is poetic and insightful commentary.

    f.stachio says:
  • This piece can be seen as commentary but it also works. So what if players have to adjust their style of play a bit, fun can be had here. Maybe its about accessing possibilities

    T. says:
  • He also make the balls himself – so it works!
    love the baskets!
    the crate i would have rather fixed to my bike…

    michael says:

    bojangles says:
  • jpa = lil’ sad soldier of the killjoy battalion.

    buzzoff says:
  • 2 kind of people, 1. those who do things, even if it doesn’t always make sense, 2. those who criticising everything what other people do.
    From Artistic point of view this is a sign of hope and good will in the depressed Detroit. ART camouflage in function.

    St. Martin says:
  • Anybody ever play Nerfball in an apartment? Same idea. Functional AND conceptual — and an act of defiance in the face of corporate vandalism. Love the stenclled backboard. Implies a trail of backboards and people bouncing balls off them all the way to GM’s front door.

    Tom P says:
  • sometimes it takes a *gentle* nudge to help people see a different view of the world ūüôā

    from down there says:

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