MINDCRAFT is an exhibition that presents a new selection of the best Danish craft and
design which was held during the Milan Design Week. The exhibition features fourteen new
works by nineteen of Denmark’s leading designers and craftspeople. Curated by the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi and is shown in a spectacular historical venue in
Brera in the centre of Milan.
On the afternoon of Saturday May 2nd, Toronto architects and urban designers James Brown and Kim Storey of Brown and Storey Architects Inc. and Office for Responsive Environments narrated a walk along the West Toronto Railpath. This walk, along with nearly 200 others this weekend, was part of Jane’s Walk in Toronto. These free, locally organized neighbourhood walking tours took place in honour of the great urbanist Jane Jacobs and her outstanding contributions to community building.
The city of Santiago, Chile is expanding its biking system and improving mobility as a result. The NGO Ciudad Emergente organized a public intervention to prove that a bike lane could be integrated into a busy street in the city. For one weekend, a temporary and safe 3 km bike lane was available on the three-lane street Eliodoro Yáñez from Tobalaba to Avenida Providencia. Overnight, a team of volunteers transformed one lane into a bike lane by painting lines and installing traffic cones. During the day, safety was assured by human traffic guards and a clear separation between the street and bicycle lanes. Continue reading
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 look at how the use of shipping containers can improve Cleveland’s economy, beating gentrification in D.C. and what New York looks like when 32,000 cyclists take over the 5 boroughs.
The sport of Parkour is a holistic form of urban escapade that pushes traditional thinking around human interaction with the built environment. Its practitioners, freerunners, are playful and tactile, who re-imagine space through interjections of their vast urban playgrounds. MY PLAYGROUND by Kaspar Astrup Schröder is a compelling film that presents the story behind Copenhagen’s urban sports and activity park ‘Plug N Play’ and the world’s first parkour park. Continue reading
New York photographer Richard Silver travels the world shooting well-known buildings over the course of a single sunset and splicing the pictures together to create a single image – a technique he describes as slicing time.
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 San Francisco’s Market Street Proto Typing Festival, the connection between city trees and income inequality and planning for expansion.
A subway in the sky is the new public transportation system in the mountainous and unstable terrain of La Paz, Bolivia. This, the first cable car line in the city, stretches from an area near the center of La Paz and connects with the frenetic city of El Alto located on a high plateau. Continue reading
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 stories about transforming parking spots to bike lanes, re-designing cities for the elderly and creating spaces for peace, dialogue and coexistence. Continue reading