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Human Cities

Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and many studies predict that the trend will continue to grow in the coming decades, so it seems that for a number of reasons, more than at any other time, urban identity will become increasingly significant in the 21st century. Under these circumstances, taking a creative look at the definition of life in the city in general and specifically at our most common asset – public space – seems both natural and necessary. In fact, the definition of public... Lire la suite →

Talk about trendsetting…

Traveling often to Paris, crossing at Pont des Arts walking bridge (usually with my boyfriend), I’ve seen the love-locks grow over the years and this is how it looks like now. Some have now even seized the opportunity of a business start-up… On a sunny day you can buy a padlock from an improvised street seller. I guess you can say it’s now gone mainstream! Ever wondered how it all started? A friend told me it was originally from Rome… check out this Wiki page to trace it back to... Lire la suite →

CHOREOGRAPHIC THINKING

« A choreographic mind is a mind that has “a spatial emotional map of a situation, the emotional psychological reading of place, and of people in relation to that place and each other…” - Susan Rethorst Partager → Tweet

Arts for Transit and Urban Design

« As you travel through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority network, you experience a first-rate art museum with works created in mosaic, terra cotta, bronze, glass and mixed-media sculpture. The founders of the New York City subway believed that every design element in the system should show respect for our customers and enhance the experience of travel. Language was added to contracts that required the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. This led to the extensive use of ceramic tile, terra cotta and mosaics as decorative elements. As the century-old transportation network is... Lire la suite →

Improv Everywhere | Grand Central Terminal’s 100th birthday

  On the evening of Grand Central Terminal’s 100th birthday, 135 Improv Everywhere participants staged a surprise performance in the grand windows on the terminal’s west side. Equipped with a variety of LED flashlights and camera flashes, performers appeared suddenly and unannounced along three floors of windows, creating a shower of light for the commuters and tourists below. This project took place at the invitation of MTA Arts for Transit as part of the centennial celebration of Grand Central Terminal. La vidéo Partager → Tweet

Affichage 3D

« Un monstre marin a envahi les murs de Chicago. Une impressionnante installation 3D pour promouvoir la marque de rhum Kraken et la créature fantastique qui lui sert de symbole. «  »Le Kraken est un monstre marin légendaire, réputé pour sa férocité, autant que pour sa majestuosité. Contes et légendes des mers racontent qu’il attaque les navires pour les entrainer dans le fond de l’Océan. La rumeur court même qu’une grande cargaison de rhum noir épicé aurait été attaquée par le Kraken dans la mer des caraïbes, faisant alors dériver les fûts de rhum dans toutes... Lire la suite →

L’art peut-il sauver la planète ?

 » À la question L’Art peut-il sauvé la planète ? La réponse est que la planète n’a pas besoin de sauveur. Nous petits humains, ne sommes pas assez puissant pour la détruire. Nous sommes apparus voilà 200.000 ans, bien adaptés aux conditions de vie de l’époque … nous disparaîtrons lorsque ces conditions changerons et il faut bien le dire, c’est ce que nous accomplissons aujourd’hui… La question devrait donc être : l’art peut-il nous sauver de l’autodestruction ? Nous avons besoin d’agents aptes à guider ce mouvement vers une société... Lire la suite →