Posts Tagged: photography

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 #3

Ciro Miguel creates landscapes where familiar urban and natural landmarks collide. “A Year in New York City” a short film by Andrew Clancy NYU decides to place the new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), in Downtown Brooklyn. London

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Urbanization Notes #3

Ciro Miguel creates landscapes where familiar urban and natural landmarks collide. “A Year in New York City” a short film by Andrew Clancy NYU decides to place the new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), in Downtown Brooklyn. London

City Beautiful: Paint the Town Red…or Blue, or Pink

Urban planners don’t generally think too much about cities and color beyond the loud Skittles-rainbow zoning maps showing how land uses harmonize or clash. But for many cities color is ingrained in tradition and community identity, just as much a

City Beautiful: Paint the Town Red…or Blue, or Pink

Urban planners don’t generally think too much about cities and color beyond the loud Skittles-rainbow zoning maps showing how land uses harmonize or clash. But for many cities color is ingrained in tradition and community identity, just as much a

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

City Beautiful: Inside Out

Cities don’t generally hide confrontation. The friction from millions of bodies, minds, and diverse beliefs in close quarters creates the energy for both innovation and conflict. While the city wears much on its sleeve,  so many stories remain untold. But

City Beautiful: Inside Out

Cities don’t generally hide confrontation. The friction from millions of bodies, minds, and diverse beliefs in close quarters creates the energy for both innovation and conflict. While the city wears much on its sleeve,  so many stories remain untold. But

City Beautiful: Bikes Continued

Inspired by Amy’s post, I decided to seek out a project I heard about a while back from various different sources. Bicycle Portraits is an effort to photograph “everyday South Africans and their bicycles.” As someone who has traveled to

City Beautiful: Bikes Continued

Inspired by Amy’s post, I decided to seek out a project I heard about a while back from various different sources. Bicycle Portraits is an effort to photograph “everyday South Africans and their bicycles.” As someone who has traveled to

City Beautiful: Bikes of Burden

This week’s City Beautiful is dedicated to images of people carrying improbable loads of stuff on bicycles. Our thanks to Urban Observatory for inspiring the idea, with a recent feature on French photographer Alain Delorme’s  surreal series of Shanghai cyclists

City Beautiful: Bikes of Burden

This week’s City Beautiful is dedicated to images of people carrying improbable loads of stuff on bicycles. Our thanks to Urban Observatory for inspiring the idea, with a recent feature on French photographer Alain Delorme’s  surreal series of Shanghai cyclists