Cities

Yarn street works by Femoesa, who is based in The Hague. Who says that you can’t create great street art with just a little bit of yarn? Pretty clever, isn’t it? This takes fence-wrapping to a whole new level. All photos are courtesy of the artist and used with permission. To see more of Femoesa’s […]

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Image from The Active Fiction Project The Active Fiction Project brings active narratives into city streets. Very short stories are written by local authors about specific city streets so that the public can experience their narratives on the very city blocks where the stories take place. Begun by a group of local residents living in the Riley Park […]

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Madrid experienced a 12 day city garbage strike earlier this month when three private companies made steps to freeze salaries for street cleaners and motions to lay off 1,134 out of 6,000 workers. While the streets were strewn with garbage, graffiti activists Ana Botella Crew (named after Madrid’s unpopular Mayor Ana Botella) made sure that they were also […]

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A few days ago, I stumbled across this post by DesignMilk of the Real Life Instagram. Bruno Riberio has created ‘real life’ Instagrams by creating a series of posters that look the interface of the app. Each poster contains a photographers names, the location, a number of ‘likes’, the hashtags, and of course, a colour […]

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Not another nail in the wall (of fame) / New York 2013 – Spidertag “If I like it, it feels like magic. I jump for joy. And if I don’t like it, I forget about it.” Every couple of months, I’m dazzled by a new video by Madrid-based artist/sculptor Spidertag. If I’m not enthralled by […]

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My friend, the brilliant poet Laura Farina, and I had a conversation once about the idea of a ‘cultural homeland’. She said that a cultural homeland is not the place that you were born, or even the place that you may want to live – but it is a place that you return to creatively […]

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