It is the art that gives the area visibility, importance and a sense of collective selfhood.
Art-thinking refers to the epistemological possibilities that art pursues as a mode of examining and engaging with the world.
Our challenge is to find a robust and repeatable approach to the work of describing the city.
Attacked from the right and from the left, Richard Florida has always rolled with the punches.
We might consider the stories of thousands of people who may find some “insideness,” even in what seem the most outside and distant of places to the rest of us.
Monuments are not passive, representational artworks; they present opportunities for collective conversation.
In the endless debate between the old and the new, does sentimentality get in the way? How do we reconcile the desire to preserve the urban landscapes of the past with the need to meet the living needs of the present?
Architecture, historically, has dedicated itself to permanence: in the 19th century to monuments and memorials, in the 20th century to symbols of corporate ascendance. Yet cities are in a constant state of formation & transformation—both physical and cultural.