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Paul Ramírez Jonas Asks What Constitutes a Public

Paul Ramírez Jonas Asks What Constitutes a Public | Urban Research | Scoop.it
In his much-deserved 25-year survey at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Ramírez-Jonas challenges conventional definitions of public art by openly asking what brings people together.
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From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks

From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Urban Research | Scoop.it
A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area.
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The laws of the city

The laws of the city | Urban Research | Scoop.it
NO FACE looks alike, but human bodies and their genetic make-up are almost identical. Cities too have distinctive charms—but are surprisingly alike behind their...
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Cities, scaling, & sustainability | Santa Fe Institute

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SFI's Cities, Scaling, and Sustainability research effort is creating an interdisciplinary approach and quantitative synthesis of organizational and dynamical aspects of human social organizations, with an emphasis on cities. 


Lead PIs are Luis Bettencourt and Geoffrey West

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An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers | Urban Research | Scoop.it

Think about it, when was the last time you asked for directions? Or even used a paper map?


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Guardian Cities: welcome to our urban past, present and future

Guardian Cities: welcome to our urban past, present and future | Urban Research | Scoop.it
Today the Guardian launches a new section devoted to ideas, discussion and predictions about cities all over the planet
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Cooking Sections

Cooking Sections | Urban Research | Scoop.it
This is Cooking SectionsCooking Sections is a research-practice that cooks edible maps of boundaries, thresholds, events, buildings, architectures, territories, oddities and anomalies.
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Public and Creative Placemaking Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Public and Creative Placemaking Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Research | Scoop.it

When the foundational work for what we call Placemaking today was taking place, back in the 1960s, pioneers like Holly Whyte and Jane Jacobs were on the outside of the castle walls, shouting to be heard.


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How public art is changing the urban landscape - Pop City

How public art is changing the urban landscape - Pop City | Urban Research | Scoop.it

Pop City How public art is changing the urban landscape Pop City Once dominated by famous sculptors working on a grand scale, public art is increasingly interactive and integrated into the cityscape.


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Art In Transit » National Call for Proposals from Artists and Curators for Urban Screen Art Projects

Art In Transit » National Call for Proposals from Artists and Curators for Urban Screen Art Projects | Urban Research | Scoop.it

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Digital screens and billboards offer new sites for the public display of arts and cultural... http://t.co/M8bHpsY960


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Rethinking Agriculture: Growing Power

"Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities."

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:56 AM

with the increasing numbers of urban citizens in years to come the key to success in the city will be its ability to adapted to its growing enviroment. It would be nearly impossible for cities to exsit in the future with the current ways of agriculuture, there needs to be a change in the way things are done. Thats why this next gen way of agriculuture is going to take off in urban areas. with the ability to have full farms on rooftops the city will be able to self sustain itself more properly than it does in current times.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:40 PM

For the past three years I have had the luxury of having a garden in my backyard, it is a lot of work but there is nothing better than knowing where my food is coming from. I enjoy going in my backyard and being able to grab vegetables whenever I need them. I also go to farmers markets for vegetables that I don't grow in my own garden.  I would defeniately support local people to get good quality food. 

Lauren Shigemasa's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:28 AM

a powerful way to increase access to healthy foods! this organization called Growing Power is using urban gardening not only to create a sustainable food source for its neighbors, but also provides a system so we can donate and send a week's worth of fresh fruit/vegetables to any surrounding community in need. so amazing!

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Future Food: Menu of 2030

Future Food: Menu of 2030 | Urban Research | Scoop.it
As we struggle to feed our growing population, here is how the champions of technology are going to shape our food.
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Forthcoming ■ bloc projects

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The River Project 

Ben Judd 24 June – 25 June Offsite (River Don, Sheffield) has been commissioned by Sheffield-based contemporary artspace Bloc Projects to produce an offsite project within the city in June 2017. His project will create a temporary, re-usable structure on an island on the River Don. The structure will be based on the geodesic dome, famously reinterpreted by Buckminster Fuller and the utopian community of Drop City in America. With an emphasis on reusing found materials from the river, the structure will be designed and constructed with the help of Sheffield-based architectural practice Studio Polpo. Carefully selected individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds will help construct the dome, and will then inhabit it for one night, eating a communal meal and sleeping there. The realisation of the project will last for one weekend. The structure will be used as a site for facilitating discussion around the subjects of community and the river. The use of Sheffield’s waterways has been in decline since their industrial heyday and they have been a site of urban neglect; however there is a renewed interest in them as important spaces within the city, and they are now cleaner and abundant in nature. The discussions will consider the importance of community within a large city and will facilitate meaningful exchanges between strangers. The project therefore aims to reconnect people both to each other and to the river. 

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Art + Architecture: The Los Angeles Nomadic Division Sets Up Camp - Archinect

Art + Architecture: The Los Angeles Nomadic Division Sets Up Camp - Archinect | Urban Research | Scoop.it

"The easiest way to grasp what we do and to understand our mission is that we're a contemporary art museum without walls," explained Laura Hyatt, development director of the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), an LA-based organization dedicated to...


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Learning Omaha: A City by Way of Art (Part 1)

Learning Omaha: A City by Way of Art (Part 1) | Urban Research | Scoop.it
OMAHA — Fourth of July, 2014. I am in America’s heartland and trying not to get romantic about it.
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Chloë Bass: "site specificity is not just a product of physical space; it is also a product of cultural and emotional space"

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Hamburg sets out to become a car-free city in 20 years

Hamburg sets out to become a car-free city in 20 years | Urban Research | Scoop.it
Green Belt-type network will make weekend breaks “redundant”
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Call for Applications: InContext:public.art.ecology - Food Ed. III residency and associated projects & interventions

Call for Applications:  InContext:public.art.ecology - Food Ed. III residency and  associated projects & interventions | Urban Research | Scoop.it
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The Arts Organization's Role in Addressing Gentrification | ArtsFwd

The Arts Organization's Role in Addressing Gentrification | ArtsFwd | Urban Research | Scoop.it
With collective intentionality, arts organizations can shift the thinking around the relationships between artists and evolving neighborhoods, and build networks to create opportunities for talking about that shift.

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Call for Submissions | Subtle Technologies

Call for Submissions | Subtle Technologies | Urban Research | Scoop.it
Subtle Technologies presents
Open Culture:
Participatory Practices in Art & Science
16-25 May 2014, Toronto
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Leila Darwish | Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

Leila Darwish | Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes | Urban Research | Scoop.it
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Elsewhere: An Evening of Escape

Elsewhere: An Evening of Escape | Urban Research | Scoop.it

Van Alen Institute is pleased to present an evening of performances, talks, and reflections to celebrate the launch of Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape, an exploration of escape in the urban environment.

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Art Cities of the Future - Now

Art Cities of the Future - Now | Urban Research | Scoop.it

The book just launched: Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes showcases today's international artistic frontiers: where communities of like-minded artists are producing exceptionally experimental work.


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Future City | e-flux

Future City | e-flux | Urban Research | Scoop.it

Future City, a Pop-Up Mathaf project initiated by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar in partnership with the Liverpool Biennial and in collaboration with Tate Liverpool, and Liverpool John Moores University, will take place in various locations in Liverpool, as part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2013.

 

Future City investigates the connections and asymmetries between cities and considers the optimistic agendas for urban transformation surrounding the partner institutions. It is also an exploration of the ability of contemporary art and cultural knowledge production to imagine urban and social development in a global context

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