The flooding of the Lower Ninth Ward explained and performed on a map by climatologist Barry Keim from Louisiana State University on his Hurricane Katrina … More
Transformation of the holy city as documented by Saudi artist Ahmed Mater. https://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2016/09/07/160907RiseOfMeccaFINAL01_desk.mp4
A true digital mess at the site of the former highrise estate Red Road, Glasgow. Whilst Google Maps provides for … More
A short version of the story Richard Ankrom is an artist and sign painter. One day he was driving north … More
The reasons why China is building islands in the South China Sea.
A funny and a little mad road classification exercise.
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 … More
i Cafe Akibaplace – provides showers, meals, clothes and everything else you might need for spending a night in Japan’s … More
Ian Sinclair on his new book The Last London This is via LRB. Check out these links on the LRB-Sinclair … More
Cities of Sleep is a feature lenght documentary directed by Shaunak Sen and produced by Films Division (India). 74 min. From the … More
Susan Boyle and Benton Brown have transformed the beer fermenting tunnels of the old Nassau Brewery in Brooklyn into a … More
Another short film made by Oklaey for the modern explorer.
A very short film about a ‘quack’ dentist fixing teeth in a street in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. (By Oxleay for … More
Voilà Episode 5 of ‘How Buildings Learn’! Two quotes from the film: «No maintenance, no building» (5/6 @ 1:58). It’s … More
Camera Restricta is a film by Philipp Schmitt about an imagined design for a camera that takes unique pictures. A very nice … More
The fourth episode of How Buildings Learn is on ‘Unreal Estate’.
The tree in front of our house is gone. Seen in Zurich, 08.02.2017.
A video about rescued pianos that are travelling streets and public spaces in Portland, Oregon. Read about the mission of Piano. Push. Play.
An OP-DOC by independent film maker Jason DaSilva on how difficult it is to navigate NY public transport by scooter.
A personalised and quizzical way of doing transport history by Jay Foreman.
The third episode of How Buildings Learn includes great thoughts and images about creativity, durability of buildings and self-building: Brand’s starting … More
Made in 1971, “From 12 to 12” is a fine and unadorned document on at the time Zurich nightlife in … More
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.
Seen in Zurich on 13.02.2011.
Marching in solidarity with the #WomensMarch on Washington. Impressive images!
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
This is Steward Brand’s TV series ‘How Buildings Learn’. The series was aired by the BBC in 1997. Thoughts and … More
It’s not really clear to me, why almost 15 mio people have watched this facebook video. The drone pilot seems … 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
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.
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
C’est dans le métro parisien: Naturally 7 Live in Paris Subway
The documentary Abandoned Berlin visits derelict and abandoned places in Berlin. The movie is by Jordi Busquets and features extracts from an interview … More
A new book in German on the worldwide growing number of repair initiatives: ‘Repairing the World – Open Source and … More
A socially and ecologically forward looking place on this planet is the Scottish Ilse of Eigg, where the historic semi-feudal system of land ownership was replaced … More
For those who wonder how to bring infrastructure and people together, Kurt might be the guy to ask. Wonderfull!
A surprisingly unusual and temporary extension of the city of Zurich that was immediately turned into a vast playground by kids, adults … More
This film follows a plastic bag from the supermarket to it’s last resting-place. By Ramin Bahrani and featuring the voice of Werner … More
What to say about the Berlin attack? Rayk Anders has gone to Breitscheidplatz 24 hours after the attack, to address the terrorist. This … More
The cartographers’s dilemma in a video
This video extract is from Gair Dunlop’s film ATOMTOWN, in which footage of the closing ceremony of the Dounreay Materials Test … More
I am not the only one who missed the Red Road demolition.
Great talk of Ash Amin on the social life and sociality of urban infrastructure. Download his ‘Lively Infrastructure‘ paper in Theory, Culture … More
Our in-house documentation on building care work, a collaborative project with filmmaker Susanne Hofer from Flimmern GmbH. The documentation’s booklet can be downloaded from the internet.
Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh on his study of a crack-dealing gang in the Robert Taylor Homes, Chicago IL. Whilst the gang … More