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Urbanism

  • These Cities Are Made For Watchin’

    Watch Dogs

    Watch Dogs, by Ubisoft, has finally come out. In this game, you play an urban hacker in Chicago, who can hack into the operating system of the city and turn the very built environment into a weapon. We have talked about the game earlier in the context of how data-driven urban infrastructures create new possibilities of looking at the city and acting in it — for governments, citizens and hackers.

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  • How Mobile Kiosks And Craft Beers Can Drive Urban Transformation

    Binckse Belofte: a craft beer brewed in Binckhorst

    On 26th May, artist and urban curator Sabrina Lindemann will be leading a Stadsklas session in Binckhorst in The Hague, a former industrial site that’s undergoing a process of transformation. Lindemann’s project agency OpTrek aims to play a substantial role in the urban revitalization process by opening up the area through a number of varied and creative interventions, varying from a kiosk strategy to the launch of a local Binckhorst beer brand.

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    How Indie Architects Revitalize An Area From The Inside Out

    Architecture firm ZUS is headquartered in the Schieblock building, one of central hubs in the area. On the right you see a part of the Luchtsingel

    The most effective way to bring positive change to an area is through personal understanding of problems as well as involvement and investment in solutions, but how does one go about accomplishing this? Architecture firm ZUS and urban strategist team Stipo have been responsible for extensive bottom-up spatial planning projects in Rotterdam. Together, they will utilize the city of Rotterdam as their classroom to explore these concepts in the fifth installment of Stadsklas on May 22nd.

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