20 Jul 2020

How Did ‘White’ Become A Metaphor For All Things Good?

Shortly after George Floyd’s death, one of my friends texted me that Floyd wasn’t necessarily

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16 Jun 2019

World’s Best Cities For Street Art

Today we take it for granted that we can open up Instagram and immediately be

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16 Apr 2019

Why Notre Dame Matters

Notre Dame is on fire, and its spire has fallen. As of Monday afternoon, we

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25 Jan 2019

Ten Most Passionate Kisses in the History of Art

The origin of kissing dates back more than three thousand years. Science still can’t give

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20 Sep 2018

Multidimensional Maps That Provide New Perspectives On New York City

The world’s most mapped city, as you’ve never seen it before. THE UPPER EAST SIDE

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02 Apr 2018

The Stockholm Metro: World’s Most Beautiful Underground System

The underground in Sweden’s capital city is not just a public transportation system but the world’s

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28 Mar 2018

How Illuminated Manuscripts Were Created During The Middle Ages

In an increasingly paperless world, it’s easy to forget books were once precious objects that

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28 Mar 2018

What Does Particle Physics Have To Do With Art Authentication & Restoration?

This year is the European year of cultural heritage, but what does particle physics have

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13 Oct 2017

Why Is Art So Expensive?

Artwork, specifically paintings, can seem like it should be moderately cheap. How long could it

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15 Aug 2017

Street Art Bastions Find Home In These Cities

Graffiti, murals, vandalism—street art takes on various names, but one thing that rings true across

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14 Feb 2017

Valentines Day: My Heart Is Zoned Exclusively For You

An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart. Commercial

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03 Feb 2017

In Melbourne, Again: Artists Turn Vandalism Into Art

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, recently proposed new bylaws to give police additional

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19 Sep 2016

‘Do’ Paper-Making: Rebirth Of A Lost Art Form

In a small rural village 45 kilometers southwest of Hanoi, lies Suoi Co where the

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17 May 2016

The Top 10 Literary Cities Of The World

“You don’t write because you want to say something… you write because you have something to

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16 May 2016

The World’s Best Museums & Galleries To See Now

10. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands About 900,000 objects fill the Rijksmuseum, the largest collection of art

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12 Apr 2016

In Mexico, Turning Art Into Architecture & Architecture Into Art

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), located in downtown Mexico, is the largest university

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05 Apr 2016

How The Storied Australian Dollar & Banking System Got To Now

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Changeover day: when Australia swapped from pounds to

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21 Dec 2015

What 2015 Looked Like In Visual Art

There are as many ways to summarise a “year in art” as there are eyes

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25 Nov 2015

Zimbabwean Women Weave Their Own Beautiful Future

Seventy-seven-year-old Grace Ngwenya has an eye for detail. You will never catch her squinting as

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18 Nov 2015

How Street Art Sold Out & Gentrified Our Cities

Street art – as well as its artistic forebear graffiti – are often thought of

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10 Nov 2015

Vilnius, Lithuania : An Insider’s Guide

From investigative journalism to post-punk anthems, tattoo start-ups to pulled pork, Vilnius isn’t just tower

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02 Oct 2015


Need some travel inspiration? Can’t decide where to go? How about one of the world’s

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10 Sep 2015

11 Radical Muralists Transforming Cities Around The World

  1. Dissection of a Whale by Nychos (New York, New York) Born to a

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31 Aug 2015

Train Buffs Will Love This Atlas of Railway Photography

The map, created by a self-professed rail geek, plots geotagged train-related Flickr images. Nick Benson

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25 Aug 2015

5 Things That Make Norfolk, Virginia A Hidden Gem

Your Uber driver’s demeanor can tell you a lot about a city. If he’s a

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02 Jul 2015

Sculpture By The Sea Is Thriving On The Coast Of Denmark

Next year Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney will celebrate its 20th anniversary. It’s been

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30 Jun 2015

8 Amazing Artificial Arbors Across The World

For years, humans have been making weird trees out of bottles, stoplights, padlocks, and all

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15 Jun 2015

The World’s Major Cities Were Made Of Food

In America, the word “brunch” conjures up visions of eggs benedict and bagels and lox.

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09 Jun 2015

A City Where Garbage Is Not

In San Francisco, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade—as long as the lemons

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28 May 2015

3-Year Dedication Of Mapping Brooklyn Made From Trash

Jennifer Maravillas’ “71 Square Miles” is one of the most colorful maps of Brooklyn I’ve

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28 May 2015

How To Overhaul A City With Prototypes

Next month, the 250,000 daily travelers along Market Street — San Francisco’s three-mile-long central artery

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27 May 2015

Discover Art That’s Meant To Be Touched

New art installations dot Brooklyn Bridge Park, and they’re designed specifically to be touched or

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16 May 2015

An Insanely Detailed, Hand-Drawn Map Of San Francisco

It took illustrator Jenni Sparks three months to finish this secret-laden cartography. For London’s Jenni Sparks,

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26 Mar 2015

Haas & Hahn : How Painting Can Transform Communities

Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighbourhoods, and involving

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27 Feb 2015

Radical Old, Futuristic New: 9 Visions For Chicago

Chicagoisms, at the art institute, explores the city’s progressive urban design and enlists architects’ riffs

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12 Feb 2015

Day-Night Cityscapes In Pictures

US photographer Stephen Wilkes spends 15 hours perched on a rooftop or crane photographing each

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