The Centre Georges Pompidou celebrates 40 years today. It was opened on 31.1.1977. Film by Richard Copans, 1997.
This is a video map of a concierge control tour, a so-called block check, which I have recorded together with concierges … More
Street scene and slow-motion projection by video artist Pipilotti Rist, owned by Moma.
‘Glasgow 1980’ was comissioned by Films for Scotland and the Glasgow City Corporation and made by documentary filmmaker Oscar Marzaroli in … More
This is an extract from Anna Minton’s walking-tour for the Chisenhale Gallery in 2010 when the tour stopped in Canary Wharf … More
Here is the second episode of Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn series.
«The actual achievement of the city happens elsewhere. Where the diversity of life produces ruptures and problems.» «Such neighbourhoods do … More
Seen in Zurich on 13.02.2011.
Marching in solidarity with the #WomensMarch on Washington. Impressive images!
Seen in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 21.12.2009
This is William H. Whyte‘s film ‘Social Life of Small Urban Spaces’ on the social dynamics of public squares and streets. … More
Every thing about Copenhagen cargo biking in this video. They even have a cargo bike race. And they have kids … More
A great map of urban bloggers world wide. Very useful and a very valuable ressource!
This is Steward Brand’s TV series ‘How Buildings Learn’. The series was aired by the BBC in 1997. Thoughts and … More
Discover Seoul with ‘Seoul Sub→urban‘ from one subway station to the next. Very well documented. Urban blogger colleagues worth following.
This is Bill Ranking’s segregation map of Chicago. Bill explains in a video what’s behind the map and he elaborates on what it … More
How google & co shape cities and urban neighbourhoods is well explained in this essay by Adrian Lobe (essay in German).
The book ‘Never Built New York‘ is by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell. See this image selection of unbuilt buildings and urban landscapes.
It’s not really clear to me, why almost 15 mio people have watched this facebook video. The drone pilot seems … More
Wünsdorf was the Red Army headquarters in Germany. Once inhabited by 75’000 Soviet soldiers and their families, it was abandoned after … More
This is from a family holiday back in the 20st century. In summer 1985, we crossed the inner-German border at … More
Found this on facebook. Unfortunately, I could not find the author’s name.
Seen at Bellevue, Zurich, 02.09.2016
It’s summer Down Under. Everybody is at the beach. And the Conversation has an article on river swimming in Australian cities. Includes historical … More
This is Hollywood against Modern architecture. The extract is from Thom Anderson’s brilliant film-essay collage ‘Los Angeles Plays Itself’ (2003). The Lovell … More
On clear nights at the Plaza de Armas in Santiago, for a little money hobby astronomers offer to passers-by to take a glance at … More
Step Across the Border contains a waiting scene of marvelous beauty. The 1990 documentary film is on Fred Frith and the music is … More
Lucas Verweij designs other correct maps of the world.
Away from the city, my good friend and hiking expert Elsbeth has introduced me to the transport technology of the hay rope. … More
How hard it can be to connect with infrastructure is nicely shown in this video. Enjoyable to watch!
A multimedia opera on Robert Moses vs. Jane Jacobs over the fate of New York City from 1955 onwards. The … More