Tracing the Fruits of Local Production and Consumption: Ogawamachi, a Mecca for Japan’s Organic Farming

A bakery with home-grown yeast, a coffee shop that serves lunch made with regional ingredients, an organic farm that grows and collects their own seeds for harvest, and a 100% self-sufficient brewery. We trace the fruits of Ogawamachi's local production and consumption to explore the future possibilities of trans-locality.

Renny Ramakers

The New Era of ‘Home’ — With Renny Ramakers

Dutch design collective Droog has shaped contemporary design practices through their modern, minimalistic and innovative products. In recent years, they've expanded their scope, now spearheading urban-related projects. What is co-founder Renny's take on the drastic changes we witness in our cities?

Michael Leung

A Stroll Around Hong Kong With Michael Leung

Michael Leung is an artist, educator, urban bee-carer and everything in between. While being a designer and lecturer, he also channels his energy into building community resilience by engaging and supporting local food and production.


ParkUp Is Breathing Life Into Neglected Spaces in Taipei

ParkUp is a unique platform for citizens to be creative and demonstrate ownership over spaces in their city.

Rural Japan

Connecting Cultures and Communities in Rural Japan

A DIY bookstore by the lake, a cozy smoke sauna in a 30-people village, and a bakery that ferments bread with wild yeast. On a trip to Tottori and Okayama, Japan, MOMENT visit spaces where citizens come and go to nourish their minds and bodies.

Akoaki Detroit

Reimagining Detroit With Akoaki

In 2014, a DJ booth resembling a spaceship flew around Detroit's North End, starting parties wherever it landed. It's one of the brainchildren of Akoaki — the architecture office that carefully calibrates aesthetics and spatial design for cultural production and equitable development.

Little White House Taipei

Taipei’s Circular Transition Starts at Little White House

Little White House is a neighbourhood repair space nestled in a corner of a residential quarter in Taipei. Youth and seniors alike gather to share tools, life stories, and the collective experience of repairing.

Flying Grass Carpet

Flying Grass Carpet Landing in a City Near You

Looking for a way to spruce up dull and empty public space? Say hello to The Flying Grass Carpet — a uniquely designed turf carpet that travels to different cities to bring life to urban spaces that need it most.


Waste Currency Motivates Citizens in Amsterdam to Recycle

Amsterdam-based initiative WASTED motivates citizens to recycle their household waste. It has launched a neighbourhood currency that rewards recycling with discounts at local businesses.

Copenhagen Islands

Copenhagen’s New Public Spaces Are Modular and Can Float

Architects Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg are on a mission to breathe new life into Copenhagen's old harbour. They're working on a floating archipelago that will introduce a new type of public space.

Green Fab Lab

Exploring a Sustainable Urban Future in the Mountains of Catalonia

Why does the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), a world-leading university in the field of architecture, continue its research deep in the woods outside Barcelona?

Superblocks Barcelona

Superblocks: Redesigning Barcelona’s Grid for Pedestrians

Barcelona's Superblocks project generates new public spaces that allow pedestrians to engage actively with their city.