This week Hamburg’s urban intervention and critical lifestyle blog Urbanshit reports about a great project made by the Russian artist Leonid Tishkov. The project called ‘Private Moon’ was executed back in 2004 and 2005 but I never got to know about it before this week. The images that Tishkov took while hanging around with his ‘private moon’ are stunningly pretty and animate the fantasy of a dream landscape. Last year the light installation was showed in Linz while the city was European Capital of Culture. I don’t know to what extent this moon can be hired for party’s and manifestations, but I would love to order myself one.
Sipke Visser is a fine art photographer working and living in London. He just published his second book called Doggies about the London’s dog subculture, which he crowd-funded at Kickstarter. His first book Return to Sender was recently shortlisted for the internationally acclaimed Aperture First Photobook Award. We talked to him about dogs, independent publishing and his ambitions as a photographer.Read more →
During the last days we have written about the phenomenon of urban gaming, coming with beautiful examples of youngsters chasing each other in the streets of today’s world cities. Those urban games are not just games; they certainly make a statement or show a profound fascination towards our social realm and public space. ‘Pacmanhattan’ already showed how interesting and weird urban games can get when you combine the digital with the physical.Read more →
We love parasites, and although we’re always looking for great examples, it’s been a long time that we reported about nice examples of parasite architecture and urbanism. But here we’ve one! Dezeen reports about a small movie theater as an extension to a regular building in Auckland, New Zealand. This small parasite cinema was made by the architects of OH.NO.SUMO and uses the steps of a staircase as seats. Right on the side of a busy street, the theater has place for approximately seven people.Read more →
This year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, or Milan Design Week for those with questionable Italian language skills, just concluded. We couldn’t be there, sadly (we were busy checking out the IABR in Rotterdam), but thankfully the rest of the design community was there to fill our blogrolls with reportage. Here’s a quick Pop-Up City take…Read more →