Alleyways, lanterns, neon signs and merchants are the cinematic backdrops of local Japanese photographer and artist Masashi Wakui. His quite and intimate moments provide the spectator with a view of Japan that is appreciated by those who like to wander the streets and discover cities on their own accord. Continue reading
WOODLOVE was a curated space at the 2016 Interior Design Show which was on show a couple weeks ago. The little wood trading post helps consumers identify and purchase locally made Ontario Wood products. The space is an homage to our proud Canadian heritage and wood’s role in shaping our history.
Souvenir d’un Futur documents the life of senior citizens living in the “Grands Ensembles” (large housing projects) around Paris. For the most part erected between the 1950s and the 1980s to address the housing crisis, urban migration and the inflow of foreign migrants while meeting modern comfort needs, these large estates are today often stigmatized by the media and marginalized by public opinion. Continue reading
If you’re in Montreal and haven’t yet checked out Impulse, this urban installation located at the Place des Festivals offers the opportunity to get in touch with your playful side in a harmonious and interactive winter playground. Continue reading
Manhattan hosts, just east of NYU, a highly polished red body in the lobby of 51 Astor Place. Easily seen from the sidewalk (and Google Maps) the object looks for your attention. It’s a Koons balloon, The Rabbit. Continue reading
San Francisco is one of North America’s top destinations for fans of street art.
In the Spanish city of Llanera, in the northwestern principality of Asturias, skateboarding is a religion. So much so, in fact, that a collective of skateboarders called the Church Brigade bought a 100-year-old church and converted it into La Iglesia Skate (“Skate Church” in English). Continue reading
OpenCity Projects added several new contributors to the roster this year and we are proud to announce that three of our top five were produced by them! Congratulations team on your outstanding articles on public space. Continue reading
At OpenCity Projects, we love that street art brings beauty, subversiveness and alternative voices to our public spaces. Here’s five of the coolest street art projects we covered in 2015.
Temporary installations reigned over public space in 2015. From London to Beirut, public art, light and sound installations invited people to linger, reflect and engage.