latest discoveries:

  • New (sub)Urbanism: The Copyrighting of Public Space

    ‘…Warren Wimmer’s attempts to photograph Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, Cloud Gate. When Wimmer set up his tripod and camera to shoot the sculpture, security guards stopped him, demanding that they show him a permit. (via Land + Living)…’

  • 9 contemporary poets reading themselves through modernism

    ‘…Three nights of readings at the Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk on Penn’s campus…’ part of PENNsound (via PCL)

  • The Information Machine

    ‘…a short film directed by Charles and Ray Eames, commissioned by IBM in 1958 for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair….’ (via

  • cityofsound: The City (1939)

    ‘…Urban planning legend Lewis Mumford, Aaron Copland and photographer Ralph Steiner joined forces in 1939 to construct an idealistic film about the potential for ‘new cities’ to arise from the mire that America’s cities were then perceived to be descending into.

  • DIY Culture – Urban Explorations and Climbing

    ‘…Explore the horizontal and the verticle , throw some de-conditioning moves and clamber under, over and across the cityscape…’ Disappointed I missed this one, I’ll try it next time (via Sparkes)

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