Urban Shade in Israel
Exhibition, Design Museum Holon, Israel, until 31 October
There's a lack of shade in public spaces in Israel. During the hot summer months, protection from the scorching sun is sought, but in most cases it is not found. There is access to the appropriate technology, so why is there not a better quality of life in urban areas? The issue is undoubtedly important enough, as it affects the daily life of the citizens. Can lack of awareness be blamed on urban planners, ecologists, and architects, who continue to design avenues, squares, and parks without any shade? The exhibition is not just a documentation of current trends, it is a call to action; an appeal to acknowledge shade once again and create shaded areas throughout the urban environment.