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Danish design in Milan – in between mind and craft

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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.

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Jane’s Walk Toronto – Railpath

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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.

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Bike Lanes in Santiago

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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

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My Playground

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

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Mi Teleférico—a cable car in the skies of Bolivia

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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

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