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.
What might a city designed by Warhol, Rothko, and Mondrian look like? Italian illustrator Federico Babina addresses this very question in a series of drawings titled Archist City, in which he incorporates the iconic imagery and stylistic elements of famous artists into illustrations of standing buildings.Read more →
As cities are incredibly complex, so must be any sort of urban sustainability, which can come in many more forms than a ‘Green City’. With so much going on in an urban environment, there’s bound to be some excess energy flows. So why waste that energy, if you can turn it into something that’s better, fun, and productive? That’s what we call Parasite Urbanism — strategies and urban interventions that creatively make use of spaces or energies that otherwise would be neglected or would go to waste, contributing to a wider concept of urban sustainability. Let’s take a look at three of the best examples of urban parasites that we’ve highlighted on the Pop Up City. They all make use of a variety of otherwise neglected spaces or energy, launching them into places that are more useful, more productive and more fun!Read more →
This collection of pictures is the result of an excursion to Berlin, the City of Space. It shows the inverse spatial situation compared to Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, space is highly dominated by a balance of economic and political power. These pictures show the spatial circumstances in Berlin, characterized by openness, wideness and an ongoing energy of the urban subculture.Read more →
I just found out about a great public art project by London-based artist and interaction designer Chris O’Shea. He uses a giant LED screen to create a pretty strange Augmented Reality-like installation entitled Hand From Above. Inspired by Land of the Giants and Goliath, Hand From Above encourages the passers-by “to question our normal routine…Read more →