I was reading an article yesterday that asked this question in reference to the role of artist Ai Weiwei vs architects Herzog & de Meuron. For my money though, the original designer isn’t even one of those two. Here’s the breakdown… Herzog & de Meuron are of course the Swiss architects credited with the building, […]
photo by Mark Jenkins Needless to say, I’m a huge fan of Mark Jenkins‘ work. What always impresses me about his body of work is not only the quality of the finished pieces, but the way in which he integrates them into the urban fabric. His storkers can often be found playing with and in […]
Photo Credit: Joao Pina for The New York Times The New York Times just published a fine article about the dilemma facing Portugal that a collection of the famed Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s papers might be sold and leave the country. What drew me to the article was the fact that it was on Pessoa, […]
Last night CutUp installed their latest batch of work throughout London. For those of you not (yet) familiar with CutUp, they specialize in physically remixing the urban visual, taking down billboards, cutting them up into pixels, and re-installing them to create new images out of the original source material. While my personal favorite medium of […]
Give 31 exceptionally talented design students a week to play with the city and design, and see what it gets you?
As part of the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)’s Design International week I was asked to teach a design masterclass on urban intervention as design process.
With Milan just around the corner, here’s a preview of the text going out to publicise Urban Play: The Exhibition