Posts Tagged: art

City Beautiful: Understanding Art, Understanding Singapore

One of my young Singaporean friends declared the other day that she finally understood what art is for.  After 20 years of thinking it was merely a way of beautifying our surroundings she realized that it can actually be used

City Beautiful: Understanding Art, Understanding Singapore

One of my young Singaporean friends declared the other day that she finally understood what art is for.  After 20 years of thinking it was merely a way of beautifying our surroundings she realized that it can actually be used

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Urbanization Notes #4

A Bird’s Eye View of China’s Rapid Urbanization from polis Miami City of Art Manuel Castells at Occupy London Street Films: documenting liveable streets worldwide The City Solution: Why cities are the best cure for our planet’s growing pains in

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Urbanization Notes #4

A Bird’s Eye View of China’s Rapid Urbanization from polis Miami City of Art Manuel Castells at Occupy London Street Films: documenting liveable streets worldwide The City Solution: Why cities are the best cure for our planet’s growing pains in

City Beautiful: Pop-Up Cities

This week’s City Beautiful starts from a post on BLDG Blog about a forthcoming book,  Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-Half Dimensions. Authors CJ Lim and Ed Liu create a new genre of “architectural fiction” where fantastical  environments built in paper

City Beautiful: Pop-Up Cities

This week’s City Beautiful starts from a post on BLDG Blog about a forthcoming book,  Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-Half Dimensions. Authors CJ Lim and Ed Liu create a new genre of “architectural fiction” where fantastical  environments built in paper

Cape Town: (Proposed) World Design Capital 2014

One of my favorite cities is Cape Town, South Africa. Tucked between the mountains and the sea, Cape Town sits at the southern tip of Africa and is a profound testament to the many cultures and peoples that have come

Cape Town: (Proposed) World Design Capital 2014

One of my favorite cities is Cape Town, South Africa. Tucked between the mountains and the sea, Cape Town sits at the southern tip of Africa and is a profound testament to the many cultures and peoples that have come

City Beautiful: Slum Aesthetics (Part 1)

This is the first of two posts on outsiders and art in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. I recently checked out a screening of Dharavi: Slum for Sale, where director Lutz Konermann was on hand afterward to discuss his film documenting the

City Beautiful: Slum Aesthetics (Part 1)

This is the first of two posts on outsiders and art in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. I recently checked out a screening of Dharavi: Slum for Sale, where director Lutz Konermann was on hand afterward to discuss his film documenting the

Artocracy in Tunisia

the new Inside Out project by JR A few weeks ago Amy posted a piece in the City Beautiful series about Inside Out, the Parisian  artist/photographer JR’s “one wish to change the world” with the help of a $100,000 TED

Artocracy in Tunisia

the new Inside Out project by JR A few weeks ago Amy posted a piece in the City Beautiful series about Inside Out, the Parisian  artist/photographer JR’s “one wish to change the world” with the help of a $100,000 TED

Public Service Murals in China’s Cities

Public service messages are not always thought of as art.  However, Urban Photo has found some beautiful mural and mosaic PSA’s in the back allies of a Shanghai and Suzhou.  The messages that accompany these colorful displays generally provide “Party-like

Public Service Murals in China’s Cities

Public service messages are not always thought of as art.  However, Urban Photo has found some beautiful mural and mosaic PSA’s in the back allies of a Shanghai and Suzhou.  The messages that accompany these colorful displays generally provide “Party-like