Cities across the globe are getting disaster-ready, but the approach taken differs wildly.May 19, 2013
Symphonies are playing Beethoven’s 6th while walking down city sidewalks, opera singers are collaborating with hip hop musicians and entire abandoned buildings are being turned into works of art, challenging the way we view the arts and the way that art fits into our everyday world.Meg Peterson on the changing approach to art. (via thisbigcity) May 16, 2013
The greatest exhibition sketch.May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
These two Baltimore districts would look very different today if plans in the 1960s to build a highway right through them had been realised. However, the city started building the highway and then stopped, with weird results. Our latest post looks at Baltimore’s road that leads to nowhere.
East Baltimore, McElderry Park (Black and White)May 8, 2013
May 5, 2013
1) Start with a clear, clean idea
2) Lose that idea by caking on notes and research
3) Hack away at the crud until the original idea emerges
May 5, 2013
Recycling Sites Undergoing Urban Transformation
At vacant sites, second hand spaces draw on the atmosphere, the traces, the remains, and the history of their previous uses. Their actors develop an individual aesthetic out of the site that stands out due to its simplicity and improvised quality. New ideas are tested, and elements of surprise are created in the city.