Make_Shift City. Renegotiating the Urban Commons starts on the premise that public spaces are part of urban commons, today more than yesterday, as recent history has told us. With this consideration, the book presents a collection of the most mesmerizing design projects reshaping cities’ topography by means of art, imagination, civic participation and low resources.
Think this is just a bus? Wrong. It’s a Google Bus, equipped with tinted windows, cushy seats and onboard wi-fi. And there are a lot of people in San Francisco who aren’t happy about them, claiming they are worsening inequality in the city.
Originally from Belgium, London based Frank van Imschoot’s work explores the relationship between the body and urban spaces. He shoots with a very high film; then heavily under-expose the image to create a heavily contrasted picture that results in a loss of detail, but an effective gain in character.
Frank van Imschoot will be showing in the up coming show Photography NOW exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe until from 6th February 2014. The Photography NOW exhibition programme is open to all artists from all over the world. Our future Photography NOW will be on the 22nd April - 5th May 2014. To take part in any future exhibitions please contact email@example.com
Last year, the city of Los Angeles finished the “largest LED street light replacement project” in the world, as Forbes reported then (13.07.13), swapping 141,089 streetlights in what’s just the first phase of a full switchover from sodium lighting.
The idea of the smart city seems to have triumphed as a term that aims to bring together the link between the twenty-first century technologies and their deployment in the city. Even though its narrative compresses very diffuse profiles, interpretations and definitions, the smart city –no matter you feel comfortable or not with the term itself- has gained a privileged position in the whole scope of urban discussions and particularly in the field of urban technologies. But after some years of massive attention, the list of skeptics and openly critical positions keeps growing.