This week’s installment of news and views for urbanists.
A fun example of guerrilla urbanism from L.A.’s Koeratown.
From the creator’s—Julie Kim—website:
As an experiment, a friend suggested that I place the Hammock Coffee Table on a bustling sidewalk and film the results from a “spycam”. We shot some footage at the intersection of Vermont and 6th Street in Koreatown, LA. Watch the video to see what happens when a coffee table appears mysteriously on a street corner. The video aims to challenge the perception that no one walks or uses public transit in Los Angeles, while also romanticizing a sometimes forgotten corner in the City.
For more info about the making of the video, click here. You can also see the rest of Julie Kim’s portfolio at plicdesign.com.
My weekly selection of news and views for urbanists.
Last Tuesday, Spacing.ca visited Vancouver to launch their first national issue which includes a top 100 list of public spaces in Canada.
Here’s what I’ll be up to this week in Vancouver.
Andrés Duany channels James Howard Kunstler as he talks about how urban society may be headed towards the self-reliance of previous eras
I’ve been impressed by the amount of events and activities related to both urbanism and social media that Vancouver offers.
This week’s collection of articles for urbanists.
Here’s the Canadian premiere of my articles for urbanists. Different city; same urban goodness.