Category Archives: Aesthetics

Outdoor Public Seating “Il Treno Fuori” by Tjep

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“Il Treno Fuori” by Tjep is a second generation design evolved from the Amsterdam-based practice’s original concept “Il Treno”. Italian for “The Train”, the piece drew much interest at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2013. Conceived to be experienced indoors, suggestions from visitors led to a makeover following the design event’s closure and it was re-imagined for the outdoors. Presented a few months later at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the title of the new rendition was aptly adjusted to “Il Treno Fuori”, which means “The Outdoor Train”. Continue reading

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Street art, conservation and ephemerality

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Public space is inherently uncontrollable. This is in stark contrast to the hyper-managed world of museums and galleries, in which curators and conservators manipulate temperature, humidity, light and vibration in order to preserve their treasures for as long as possible. As a result, art in the public space is unusually vulnerable, especially when it’s art of the unsanctioned variety. Continue reading

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OpenCity Weekly Review

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Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a public art installation that reclaims materials into a new form, the future of sharing through information technology and a cultural heritage project that gets sliced down the middle.

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