Staying with the subject of shipping containers used in architecture, I have been thinking about the nineties; the years that I spent all those rainy sunday afternoons watching MTV. I’d like to bring up this video that comes with the famous song ‘Lemon Tree’ of Fool’s Garden. For me it was my first confrontation with the concept of replaceble houses. The makers of this video unconsciously must have influenced the current urban practise.
Mobile food vendors could be considered an integral part of the urban program. And they are hot. Hot enough to be turned into flexible urban marketing tools. PSFK reports a video teaser promo of an ice cream truck in New York City initiated by Nike Sportswear, that not only serves ice cream, but also the…Read more →
Feeling anger or love? Want to share your thoughts, or start a revolution? Call 1-979-997-3041 and speak up! The Urban Speaker is a mobile art installation by Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena, which gives everyone the opportunity to broadcast a message in public space by calling a phone number. The installation is a piece of flexible…Read more →
In August, Alexandra wrote about her interpretation of Jennifer Toth’s ‘The Mole People’ – a fascinating book about communities of outcasts living beneath the busy streets of New York City. Toth profoundly describes the struggles of the urban poor for scarce space in a globalizing city, which forces some of them to leave the aboveground…Read more →