You might not know it, but hidden rivers run beneath many major cities. A new documentary, “Lost Rivers,” follows the search for these buried rivers and explores how they could be the key to an eco-friendly future.
Eric Staller’s incredible light drawings are undeniably beautiful—perhaps even more so when you realize they were created in 1970 using a Nikon 35 mm camera. The drawings were made by positioning the camera on a tripod and leaving the lens open for several minutes while Staller moved around the urban spaces outlining cars, streets, and stairways in light.
French artist Armelle Caron is taking cities off the grid, so to speak. In her series “Everything Tidy,” she deconstructs the iconic grids of major cities and rearranges the pieces into “tidy” rows.
As cell phones continue to make phone booths obsolete, a Japanese group has gotten creative. Kingyobu (which literally means “goldfish club”) has been transforming old phone booths into giant goldfish tanks on the streets of Osaka.
In a design competition to create a High Line–like space in London, Y/N Studio proposed turning a canal into a commuter swim lane. In the winter, the “LidoLine” could be used for ice-skating.
Giant red cushions have appeared on 14th Street in New York City as a part of Art in Odd Places, a ten-day festival of art and public space. Created by Brazilian artist Geraldo Zamproni and shown all over the world, these massive artworks appear as if squeezed within the crevices of each city they visit.
Audiogram, the fifth and final installment of stillspotting nyc, the two-year multidisciplinary project created by BMW Guggenheim Lab curator David van der Leer, will take place this weekend in the South Bronx. This unique sixty-five-minute interactive audio experience is presented by Charlie Todd and Tyler Walker of Improv Everywhere, along with audiologist Tina Jupiter.
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