A visually stunning and persuading web-video on the global history of the highrise.
David Roberts and Elaine Kuok live in a different neighborhood every month without having a home of their own. This is the second of five portraits of people who are pioneering new ways of living in cities.
The first portrait shared on this blog was on Living in net cafés
This is part of Home Economics, presented at the British Pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale 2016.
Via ‘How we live now‘ of The Guardian
i Cafe Akibaplace – provides showers, meals, clothes and everything else you might need for spending a night in Japan’s capital. This is via the Guardian’s series on the revolution in urban living.
Ian Sinclair on his new book The Last London
This is via LRB. Check out these links on the LRB-Sinclair relationship:
The Last London: http://lrb.me/xuk
Swimming on the 52nd Floor: http://lrb.me/mq0
The Raging Peloton: Boris Bikes: http://lrb.me/y8k
My Olympics: http://lrb.me/9g0
And do you know the London Orbital book?
Cities of Sleep is a feature lenght documentary directed by Shaunak Sen and produced by Films Division (India). 74 min.
From the offical website:
‘Cities of Sleep’ takes us into a heady world of insurgent sleeper’s communities as well as the infamous ‘sleep mafia’ in Delhi where just securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a question of life and death for a large number of people.
For those in London: On 25th of May 2016, UCL Urban Laboratory organises an one-off screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with the director of the film and a group of experts on sleep, health and homelessness in Delhi.
Susan Boyle and Benton Brown have transformed the beer fermenting tunnels of the old Nassau Brewery in Brooklyn into a cheese aging place.
Another short film made by Oklaey for the modern explorer.