The Old Walls Project Tells New Stories

Old Walls Project

The Old Walls Project features an amazing set of photo comparisons that show how street art around Milan has evolved over the past twenty years. Sometimes you can still see figments of what once was and at other times the whole thing looks exactly the same as it did two decades ago. Looking at how new artworks have been influenced by what previously was painted on the wall is very inspiring and finding comparisons between the two in theme and style is almost a game in itself.

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Best Of 2012

Kanto

Here at Pop-Up City it has become an end-of-the-year tradition to bring you a selection of the most interesting, thought-provoking and appealing articles that have been published over the last 12 months.

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A Fly-Thru Restaurant For Birds

Fly-thru restaurant for birds by Brian Wolter

The fact that birds eat fastfood becomes clear when you pay attention to the pigeons on the central squares of the world’s big cities. Picking the left-overs of hamburgers and fries from right between your your legs, these intrusive birds know very well what they prefer for dinner. As a consequence of adopting human eating habits they are increasingly fat. Obesity among birds becomes an urban phenomenon. This must have triggered Copenhagen-based artist Brian Wolter to create this take-away for birds.

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A Chat With Rudolf Klöckner (Urban Shit)

Rudolf Klöckner (Urban Shit)

Last Thursday Blogging the City took place in Amsterdam. It turned out to be an unforgettable day with a great selection of leading European bloggers that shared what drives them and inspires them with our online and offline audience. One of them was Rudolf Klöckner, driving force behind Hamburg-based street art blog Urban Shit. He entertained the audience by showing his favorite urban interventions he’s come across in the past years. We asked him a few questions right before the conference.

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Today: Blogging The City

Blogging the City Amsterdam

Ladies and gentlemen, today is the day! This afternoon and evening, we’re bringing together a selection of Europe’s leading bloggers at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, to share what drives them, inspires them, and what their ideas are when it comes to topics such as urban development, architecture, food, design, bicycle culture, street art, and new media. Thanks to generous support of Philips, there’ll be a live stream available for the entire conference! Blogging the City starts at 14:00 local time, so there’s two hours left for you to run to the supermarket to buy some popcorn and soda.

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