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Philosophy In Everyday Life: Philosophy in Public Spaces

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Of course, it is not that philosophical topics can't be found at every street corner or in every interaction with another person. Certainly they can be found. When looking at a Gap ad, one can wonder, "What concept of human excellence is being assumed here?

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London's Garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime'

London's Garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime' | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Take one voguish designer, one national treasure and one icon-hungry mayor and what do you get? A floating forest across the Thames. But can anyone actually say what the £175m garden bridge is for? By Oliver Wainwright
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Winners announced for the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Awards - Archinect

Winners announced for the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Awards - Archinect | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
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Winners announced for the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Awards
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Winning at the New Zealand Architecture Awards -- the country's most prestigious architectural competition -- must feel like winning the lottery.
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This Local Startup is Harnessing the Sun to Create Original Urban Art - BostInno

This Local Startup is Harnessing the Sun to Create Original Urban Art - BostInno | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
This Local Startup is Harnessing the Sun to Create Original Urban Art BostInno As Boston enjoys its civic innovation renaissance, fueled by the likes of Sistine Solar as well as municipal department like the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics,...
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The Subtractive Canvases and Street Art of Pejac | Colossal

The Subtractive Canvases and Street Art of Pejac | Colossal | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Equally versatile in medium, canvas, and subject matter, Spanish artist Pejac seems comfortable working on the smallest drawing to the largest outdoor mural. While his ideas and motivations are often crystal clear, it is his ...
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Colorful Cloth Street Art Woven Into Fences - Laughing Squid

Colorful Cloth Street Art Woven Into Fences - Laughing Squid | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Street artist Urban X Stitch adorns Lyon, France with whimsical characters and illustrations by weaving colorful cloth into fences around the city. The artist has more art on their Facebook photo stream.
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The Best Street Art Of 2011

The Best Street Art Of 2011 | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
A fantastic collection of the best street art of 2011!
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Dutch unveil glow in the dark road

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In 9 Years of Work, Just 3 Public Toilets Go Live - NYTimes.com

In 9 Years of Work, Just 3 Public Toilets Go Live - NYTimes.com | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
A public toilet on Madison Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets, was installed in Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times A public toilet on Madison Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets, was installed in early 2008.
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Urban Explorers: The Art Of Climbing Places You Shouldn't Be Climbing - Huffington Post Canada

Urban Explorers: The Art Of Climbing Places You Shouldn't Be Climbing - Huffington Post Canada | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Urban Explorers: The Art Of Climbing Places You Shouldn't Be Climbing Huffington Post Canada Tsang, who asked AFP to use a pseudonym, is one of a growing number of so-called "urban explorers", a subculture of adrenaline junkies, photographers and...
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The Public Spaces of Social Movements: An analysis of the role of ...

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How are contemporary youth-based social movements' using public space? I define public space as encompassing two spheres: the physical and the virtual. Over the past two decades the distinction of these two commons ...
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The best places in the world for street art - NEWS.com.au (blog)

The best places in the world for street art - NEWS.com.au (blog) | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
The best places in the world for street art
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Street art in Havana. Picture: Skyscanner Source: Supplied. FROM Berlin to Cuba, tag along with us as we spray the town red ...
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Google Chrome becomes avant-garde urban art experience - BetaNews

Google Chrome becomes avant-garde urban art experience - BetaNews | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
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Google Chrome becomes avant-garde urban art experience
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Having just celebrated the World Wide Web's 25th birthday, it is easy to be nostalgic. Websites and web browsers of years past are fresh in the minds of all.
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Public Spaces And The “Publicness”: Something Is Changing ...

Public Spaces And The “Publicness”: Something Is Changing ... | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
The main features of public spaces are that they are public (not private), have open access and are used by many people for common purpose. But, this ideal of public space, open to everyone, does it exist in reality?
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Resilient Cities

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The Rockefeller Foundation is hosting a global conversation on resilience and selecting 100 Resilient Cities, ready to withstand disasters and bounce back.
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Fighting Urban Blight With Art - Wall Street Journal

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Fighting Urban Blight With Art
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One hardly thinks of the folks at Amtrak as modern-day Medicis, but the government-subsidized company aspires to be more than just a passenger rail line.
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Opinion: Architecture Should Not Cost Lives | ArchDaily

Opinion: Architecture Should Not Cost Lives | ArchDaily | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Life is cheap at the dirty end of architecture and not just in the UK. The number of fatalities of largely migrant workers from the Indian subcontinent imported to implement Qatar's architectural ambitions, notably the stadiums for ...
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Detailed Stencil Street Art by Jana & JS

Detailed Stencil Street Art by Jana & JS | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Jana & JS are a street art duo currently based in Austria who specialize in detailed stencil work, frequently depicting people with cameras or couples sharing intimate moments. Shown here are a few pieces from recent stops in the German countryside and Brookyln, see much more on thei
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15 Incredible Vertical Gardens Around the World

15 Incredible Vertical Gardens Around the World | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Halles Avignon - Provence, Cote, d'Azue | Artwork and Photography by PATRICK BLANC     Born June 3rd, 1953 in Paris, France, Patrick Blanc is a botanist and creator of the vertical garden...
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The 26 Best Cities In The World To See Street Art

The 26 Best Cities In The World To See Street Art | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
The street art world has undergone a massive shift in the past few years, with famous figures like Banksy and Shepard Fairey elevating the medium to mainstream consciousness. What was once a clandestine act of art vandalism is now, more often, a cele...
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Art Gensler proud of design, largest architect firm in world - San Francisco Chronicle

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San Francisco Chronicle Art Gensler proud of design, largest architect firm in world San Francisco Chronicle Art Gensler was a kid in a candy store as he showed off the new east boarding area of the United Airlines terminal at San Francisco...
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Creating community with quality public spaces [infographic] - Holy ...

Creating community with quality public spaces [infographic] - Holy ... | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
A key component of community is access to quality public spaces where people can get to know one another and build the kind of connections that keep an area thriving, as we can see in this infographic from Crescent Communities.
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YIKES! Art in Public Places | ARTLURKER

YIKES! Art in Public Places | ARTLURKER | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
Continuing a conversation brought on by above sea level development to below sea level, then back up to a critique anchored by “Art In Public Places” this article was primarily inspired by PUBLIC ART IN MIAMI: PORT-MIAMI ...
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Instajournal: Street art - NolaVie

Instajournal: Street art - NolaVie | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it
NolaVie Instajournal: Street art NolaVie From graffiti-style art to intricate murals, the inclusivity and tactility of street art produces an immersive experience whereby the art literally becomes a part of the New Orleans landscape and,...
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Toyo Ito Awarded 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture - ArchDaily

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Toyo Ito Awarded 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture
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Toyo Ito has been selected to join a distinguished roster of laureates, including Mies van der Rohe, I.M.
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luke jerram plans to turn a city street into an urban water slide

luke jerram plans to turn a city street into an urban water slide | The Urban Canvas | Scoop.it

Designboom luke jerram plans to turn a city street into an urban water slide Designboom UK-based artist luke jerram is currently developing an architectural intervention on the streets of brisol, which will allow people to navigate the urban center...

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