While juggling The Secret Power of Brands and +Acumen Human Centered Design for Social Innovation I decided to take part in a 1 day pre hackathon called Hustlehack. The main goal was to get people brainstorming ideas that and come up with solutions based around design rather than looking at the bigger picture of business, finance and feasibility.
My group decided to tackle the problem of empty spaces in large cities we came up with many ideas from virtual tours of homes and offices to an app that shows you whats on in your area but what we eventually went with was called Places 4 Spaces.
Essentially we would find unused building and through guerrilla advertising show off how amazing the space could be if only someone bought it, the public could vote on what they would like to see in that space and if someone wants to provide that then they can buy the space. I am currently working on this concept with someone I met at the event which should come to fruition soon.