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Public Space

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The Sidewalk Evolves Into A Living Room In Amsterdam

The initiative 'De BuurtBankjes' is shaping the sidewalk experience. Chatty couples to street kids, refugees to yuppies and expats to bubbly grannys. These connections happen on couches outside homes in Amsterdam. In New York in stoops.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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A City Comes To Terms With Death. Long Live The City!

A small city in Northern Spain has helped citizens to overcome their reluctance to talk about dying and heal a disconnected society from the end of life. Can death revitalize the city?

LOGROñO, SPAIN

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How A Vintage Bench In Munich Revives The Power Of Listening

‘Bankerl’ is a film project for the public, which praises conversations between strangers. Interviews with passers-by provide insights into individual life situations and reveal the overall mood across the city.

MUNICH, GERMANY

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Nomadic Gardens Puts Meanwhile Space To Good Use

You have an obligation to feel good at Nomadic Gardens. People grow food, create art and share skills. It is quite a community space out of the straightjacket of conventional urbanism.

LONDON, UK

US

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Innovative Street Lighting Sizes Up Its Transformative Power In Baltimore

The initiative Signal Station North has put together a unique collaboration of neighbours, local artists, designers and nonprofits for street lighting advocacy in Central Baltimore. Exhaustive urban analysis and lighting interventions reveal how to support wellbeing.

BALTIMORE, MD, USA

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Parking Spaces, The Battleground Of The Future City

The urban intervention Parasite Parking occupied parking spaces in Chicago and tested the limits of their use. Their privatization years ago led to a loss of agency in the city. What will happen when parking spaces are no longer needed?

CHICAGO, IL, USA

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Rethinking Museums: The Museum Of Reclaimed Urban Space

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space in New York offers an empowering alternative approach to the way museums are typically run, through activism, transparency, and direct action that expands beyond conventional exhibitions.

NEW YORK, NY, USA

Public Space

Papergirl Frees Art In Brooklyn. The Art Of Social Change

Last week artworks from over eighty artists worldwide were distributed randomly to people on the streets of New York. It was the culmination of an unconventional public art project to create social engagement and change.

NEW YORK, NY, USA

The Thrilling Rest of the World

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A Jazz Corner To Find The Beat In Havana

Over the years the jazz dancers of Santa Amalia have forged a dancing community in their neighbourhood that has become a philosophy of life in Havana.

HAVANA, CUBA