Urban Voices

Urban Foraging

…more popular. Foraging describes the act of looking or searching for food. Urban foragers are looking for food in urban areas. Critics may say that this orginal way of wandering around and searching for food isn´t necessary in our globalized, western civilized world, because there are supermarkets on every corner where you can get everything you need fast and cheap than instead of walking around in urban areas and looking for food. But that is exa…

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EXPLORE EVERYTHING

…the world as an archaeologist. For the past four years, he has lived as an urban explorer, photographing off-limits urban places. He is currently developing a new project that will use smartphone and tablet technology to reveal buried urban history. Breathtaking and brilliantly illustrated—reclaiming the city with extreme urban explorations!!! Disclaimer? There is none, do as you wish. Climb bridges, run the subways, play in sewage, go in drains….

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Urban Gaming

…combines modern communication, interaction and eagerness to experiment in urban space.   Urban Gaming Festivals exist in different versions. With street games, outdoor spectacles, mass social interaction the festival organisators want to announce the reclamation of public spaces for play and adventure. Popular examples are Come out & Play (New York), Hide & Seek Weekender (London), igFest (Bristol), You Are GO! (Berlin). The festivals are inventi…

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Urban Exploration

Parkour: New-Invention of Urban Space

…rcoming the urban borders as well as the physican borders of your body- an urban transformation. It´s also about retaking urban space in a time where public space gets privatized more and more and used for commerical purposes, as if to say “public space for everyone”. Thus Parkour is an important part of the discourse about using public space. Traceurs create a new-invention of urban space. It´s makes people seeing their city and urban environment…

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We don’t want any trouble here.

…l”, she gives a thought-provoking – and mayhaps scary perspective on this “urban model” – and the urban future it stands for.   Do you ever go to the city center? To Istanbul’s center? No. It’s so far. And we have everything we need here. What they have is a main square biased by a shopping mall. What they have is international brands and restaurants with organic halal food. No traffic, no filth, no fools. Basaksehir – a blindfold paradise. A Disn…

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Urban Play: City Crossword

…about the nature of urban planning and the public’s role in actively (re)claiming public space. The artists’ modus operandi of transforming the uses and functions of existing features of the cityscape challenges the functionalism and pragmatism that drive urban zoning imperatives in Singapore. It is in the spirit of play – play as breaking from control, and spontaneous (re)invention or improvisation – that the Urban Play interventions present an a…

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