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We are a collective group of creators activating urban spaces through interactive installations. Come out and play!!!!!!

WHO IS THE URBAN CONGA?

We are a collective group of creators activating urban spaces through interactive installations.The Urban Conga stimulates urban spaces through exploration, activation, and above all interaction. The objective is to spark conversation between the public realm and the human body through interactive installations.

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IF THIS PROJECT IS FULLY FUNDED EXPECT:

***THE URBAN CONGA WILL BE OUT IN DOWNTOWN TAMPA AND EVENTUALLY OTHER CITIES ACTIVATING AT LEAST ONE SPACE A WEEK WITH OUR INSTALLATIONS***

***WE WILL BE PROVIDING DATES WITH UPCOMING EVENTS***

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Our mission is to start The Conga Line! As we currently reside in Tampa, we intend to collaborate with artists and designers alike with hopes of creating eclectic and innovative ideas all over the world. The Urban Conga was founded by four energetic and ambitious thesis students at The University of South Florida School of Architecture, with like-minded passions to better communities with unused and overlooked urban spaces.

Tampa is the first targeted city, however with your support the Conga Line will expand and activate an array of public spaces within various cities. The Urban Conga is not a group of artists that creates static public art to make a dollar. Our philosophy is to inject care into local communities by accentuating and enhancing the beauty of the current urban conditions!

FUTURE LOCATIONS

  • Orlando, FL
  • Toledo, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston,TX
  • Jacksonville, FL

and where ever there is space needing to be activated

Below are some examples of installations we are doing:

3REX Connectors by Brennen Huller

PROJECTING FUN by Ryan Swanson

LED PROJECT by Ryan Swanson

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

We want to keep the conga line growing! We need the ability to fund these designs and enhance the communities’ experiential wealth in turn creating a more viable social environment. With your help, The Urban Conga will vigorously work towards activating barren urban spaces and advance an ongoing collaboration of brilliant minds to create inventive interactive installations. Our vision is for you to approach us with concepts for installations in your local communities. With the right idea and funding, we will be able to make it a reality. 

Some ideas that our designers have been working on are:

THE I.C.U. 1.0 PROJECT by Ryan Swanson

{an interactive wall system that tracks movement and begins to react to the person as the person begins to reacts to it}

THE COLOR CODE BENCH by Mark Perrett

{the color code bench is an idea to teach people how to play music in a public space}

INSTA-PLAYGROUND by Brennen Huller

{a pop up playground that manipulates itself when being played with}

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JOIN THE CONGA LINE!!! IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL.

SUBMIT IDEA

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CONGA GIFTS

REWARD #2 - Mini Conga Toy set
REWARD #2 - Mini Conga Toy set
*REWARD #3 - T-Shirt and Coffee Mug
*REWARD #3 - T-Shirt and Coffee Mug
*REWARD #5 - The URBAN CONGA poster
*REWARD #5 - The URBAN CONGA poster
*REWARD #6 - 3d printed 4"x4" sculpture (pencils, pens, and plant not included)
*REWARD #6 - 3d printed 4"x4" sculpture (pencils, pens, and plant not included)
*REWARD #7 - Origami mat
*REWARD #7 - Origami mat
*REWARD #8- Cubix (interactive toy)
*REWARD #8- Cubix (interactive toy)
*REWARD #9 - 3REX Connectors kit
*REWARD #9 - 3REX Connectors kit
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PLACES WE HAVE BEEN FEATURED:: 2013
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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Some risks and challenges in creating these installations is getting property and business owners on board. Even though a majority of our work is done guerrilla style, for bigger installations we need to work with the city or community in which the interaction resides. Keep in mind that the images for the conga gifts are rendered iterations of what you will be getting. For the 3d printed objects they are made with an ABS plastic material that may not have the exact look of the renderings.

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