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Shooting Thoughts in Paris

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“Shooting Thoughts” is an interactive projection by Filipe Vilas-Boas where people generate a constellation of stars by sending their thoughts with a mobile device. Connected to lasers, each thought becomes a shooting star that reaches its galaxy by using all the possible paths the architecture allows. In this case, the pillars of Saint-Eustache Church are used as launch stations that carry the star to its final destination on the ceiling via the arches and vaults. Like all of us, each star finds its place at its own speed with its individual trajectory.

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1,600 pandas

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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

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#lovethisplace

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The Urban Light installation @LACMA makes me #lovethisplace #LosAngeles
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What makes YOU #lovethisplace? Tweet us a photo and a caption @OpnCty with that hashtag and show us your favourite spaces and places!

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A Christmas Sleigh Ride

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This year the city of Budapest unveiled a spectacular Christmas tree made out of 365 wooden sleighs. Multidisciplinary studio Hello Wood built the 11-meter-tall tree in just one week and placed it in front of the Palace of Arts in the Hungarian capital. The installation will stay there until the end of season, after which it will be dismantled and the sleighs will be donated to kids living in the SOS Children’s Village homes. 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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