Urban Space

1,800 words by 6 writers in Tokyo, Athens & elsewhere

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Prose, Germany, urban space

They failed to fill the void

by Marcus Hammerschmitt

Nagold — The good people of Nagold (in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany) had turned the centre of their benign town into a vast, empty expense, interspersed with attractions like a celtic gravesite, a playground, some nondescript public art and colorful cabins of undetectable purpose. There was such a post-post-modern vagueness about the whole place. People hadn’t taken to it yet, they just didn’t ...

Architecture, urban space

Elevated highways are one of my favorite things about Tokyo.

by Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko

Tokyo — In most every travel journal, blog post or memoir I read from a new visitor to Tokyo, one of the things that the author never fails to mention is how much they dislike the Shuto Expressway, the networ...

City walks, mystery, urban space

Who and why? Hare Krishna invasion.

by Aafke Mertens

Amsterdam — As some of you (that have read other posts) may know, I have a 4 legged companion, with whom I do daily walks. Recently there has been a strange phenomenon in our ‘walking-routes’, where in strange pl...

City Tales, urban space, narrative mapping

First steps towards narrative mapping at the City Tales workshop, Shibaura House

by Julian Worrall

Tokyo — …And those first steps will be continued today at Chris Palmieri and Craig Mod’s session of the “City Tales” edition of Shibaura House’s “Critical Studio”. This is a linked series of lectures and work...

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