Lyon’s Musée des Confluences, designed by Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, opened to the public on Dec. 20, 2014. The museum’s collections focus on anthropology and the natural sciences. Continue reading
Every December for hundreds of years, the people of Lyon have lit candles to commemorate the town’s surviving a 1643 plague. Over time, the tradition evolved to its current form, which sees Lyonnais placing lit candles in their windows. Art installations are also constructed throughout the city.
French artist Paulo Grangeon is bringing his project “1600 pandas” to Hong Kong. Grangeon places papier-mâché bears in public spaces around the world to draw attention to the effect human activity is having on the environment. Each bear is made of recycled materials and represents one of the approximately 1,600 pandas that currently survive in the wild. Continue reading
We love creative uses of old infrastructure. In Lyon, France, a glass and metal phone booth is transformed into an aquarium and literally brings the street to life.