The Spirit of Dada: what is the nature of the city of our dreams?

[wp_biographia user=”DavidMaddox” type=”excerpt”] Introduction Dada was an artistic and social movement centered in Paris in the early 20th Century. It was—by design—disruptive, counter-cultural, odd, and surreal. One classic Dada action was to hold poetry readings in which all the poems were read at the same time. That sounds a lot like many “conversations” that we […]

Artists in Conversation with Water in Cities

[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Antonio José García Cano, Murcia [excerpt]Art can promote reflection about our relationship with place: promote attachment place, point out the ecological and cultural values that still remain, and to generate dialogue and imagination about the future.[/excerpt][/contributor] [contributor]Katrine Claassens, Montreal [excerpt]We had been lulled into hypnotic tap-water love. We filled our lives with the tamed […]

Artists in Conversation with Air in Cities

[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Tim Collins, Glasgow[excerpt]We began to understand indications of health and well-being, but standing before the tree we sensed a slow moving entity whose breath signs were hard to perceive.[/excerpt][/contributor] [contributor]Karahan Kardman, Istanbul [excerpt]We use air to communicate with the universe, with nature, and with people through breathing.[/excerpt][/contributor] [contributor]Maggie Lin, Hong Kong [excerpt]Sensory stimulation in […]

Eighteen artists respond to the word “RESILIENCE”

[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Juan Carlos Arroyo, Bogotá [excerpt]What survives in the act of resistance to a hospital closure is an ideal of human care, a concept of health and selfless humanitarianism that seems extinguished with the progress of economic models.[/excerpt][/contributor] [contributor]Katrine Claassens, Cape Town [excerpt]Resilience is a word often understood in terms of strength; in the Anthropocene, […]

Graffiti and street art can be controversial, but can also be a medium for voices of social change, protest, or expressions of community desire. What, how, and where are examples of graffiti as a positive force in communities?

[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Pauline Bullen, Harare [excerpt]For many who want to surround themselves with art that makes them feel good, the work of the graffiti artist may be too bold or too provocative.[/excerpt][/contributor] [contributor]Paul Downton, Adelaide [excerpt]GRAFFITI! = Meaningless & Important. Worthless & Valuable. Commodity & Philosophy. Smokescreen & Poetry of Revolution![/excerpt][/contributor] [contributor]Emilio Fantin, Milan [excerpt]The struggle […]

Imaging the urban wild: Fourteen photographers and artists show and talk about their work

[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Joshua Burch, London[excerpt]As part of a young generation of conservationists, I see my photography as a way to inspire others to appreciate its beauty and influence a positive awareness towards conservation[/excerpt][/contributor] [contributor]Emilio Fantin, Bologna[excerpt]The chair recomposes the gap between time of nature and time of man; it evokes a moment of rest, a pause, […]