“Bairro Criativo” launched in Porto, Portugal on 24 May, the latest of my City As Platform projects which approach the urban landscape as a creative platform. I’m pleased to say that Porto has responded in style. The agency ADDICT, lead by creative industries maestro Michael DaCosta Babb, asked me to create and direct a project […]
Google Creative Labs’ Creative Director Ji Lee emailed me the other day to tell me about Chrome Experiments, a new product Google Creative Labs has just launched. Now that I’ve had time to play with the site and many of the experiments, I have to report out that not only is it all good, but […]
Creative re-use of existing urban areas is something of an obsession for me – I’m even moderating a dinner on the topic in a couple weeks. While my radar is tuned mostly to re-use done outside of formal cultural structures, Artangel is one organisation that always blows me away with their installations, and their latest […]
I’m pleased to share the news that I have been invited to deliver a keynote address at the World Urban Development Congress in Riga, Latvia this October. I’ll be addressing the congress on the development of creative urban environments – should be an interesting session, considering that my definition of what makes an urban environment […]
A day spent judging the next gen of architectural thinking in Paris.
The other night I was walking across Waterloo Bridge in London and saw the National Theatre’s coloured lights. It reminded me of the installation/projection I did there in 2000, when I projected Derek Jarman’s film “Blue” onto the National Theatre and set up a radio broadcast blanketing South Bank with the audio for anyone to […]
It is amazing that while entire areas of contemporary culture are opening themselves up to open source creativity, user-led innovation, the wisdom of crowds – whichever term you prefer – the gallery world has been holding pretty damn tight to the top-down model of access to and participation in the creative process. So it’s refreshing […]