Between the Cracks is a open design project aiming to empower the world wide Guerrilla Gardening movement with the latest rapid prototyping and social media technology.
The core of the project are sheet metal frames that act as connection between plants and stone walls. The laser cut shelves are designed with a connection pin with a reverse hook that locks when inserted between cracks in stone walls. Any city citizen can easily create vertical gardens in abandoned or underused urban spaces.
To support this vision we designed a mobile app which allows users to collaborate and share the sheet metal shelves designs, gardening information, and gardening plans. The platform contains a database of standard and custom planter sizes (like recycled food containers) and useful gardening tips. QR codes embedded in the product lead to the creator’s profile and related information like when the plant was last watered. Materials: steel, soil, various plants and containers.
Based upon a cooperation with the Jerusalem Guerrilla Gardening community, created with Omer Ackerman.