ideas for cities

This Big City on tumblr is your source for ideas that can make cities better. It is curated by Joe Peach and Lucas Lindsey.

Joe founded This Big City in 2009. He is a Marketing professional and works in one of London's most sustainable buildings.

Lucas is an urbanist, futurist, and blogger. He's the child of a suburban nation, but born again believer in an urban future. He lives in Tallahassee, USA.

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katarinaprior:

As Art Production Fund Artist-in-Residence, Candy Chang lived in the The Cosmopolitan and turned its P3 Studio gallery into a contemplative experiment around anonymity, vulnerability, and understanding in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Visitors were invited to submit their confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. She hung the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls so they gathered over time like a Shinto Shrine prayer wall. She projected and painted select responses on large canvases. The space featured an original soundtrack by Oliver Blank.

Click HERE for more work by Candy Chang 

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Starting in 2010, Long Beach’s arts council, city hall, and the now discontinued California Redevelopment Agency came together to commission a distinctive new project. They looked around the city, and found that there were a large number of plain white electrical boxes, about 6 feet tall and 3 feet by 3 feet around. Instead of leaving these boxes a dull ugly white, why not hire local artists to paint unique works of art on each of them?
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Starting in 2010, Long Beach’s arts council, city hall, and the now discontinued California Redevelopment Agency came together to commission a distinctive new project. They looked around the city, and found that there were a large number of plain white electrical boxes, about 6 feet tall and 3 feet by 3 feet around. Instead of leaving these boxes a dull ugly white, why not hire local artists to paint unique works of art on each of them?

Read more in our latest post

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Spring Forest

by Francesco Draisci

Like giant poppy flowers (3.5m), a surreal red and pink forest of thin poles topped by 100 umbrellas, marked an urban-green spot (5m x 10m) in St James’ Church Garden in Clerkenwell, offering shaded comfort, away from the city frantic pace.Symbolising urban transformation and the awakening of spring, red foam-clad scaffolding components formed a glamorous example of reversible public environment.”

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"I frequently visit René Hurtado - a fisherman who lives in a tiny house on a beach in Cabo de San Román. For years, I was obsessed with its façade made out of rotten and grey wood pieces! In one of my trips to the beach, I suggested him to make a chromatic intervention to his façade. Once I painted it, the remote house was transformed into an enormous canvas full of colours, which were immersed within this beautiful landscape having the sea as background."

Street artist Flix talks with us about his work in Caracas and beyond in our new post

My experience on the street dates back to 2003, when the Iraq war started. I decided to make some stickers containing messages against the Iraq conflict and others in favour of peace. At the same time, I wanted to place other elements on the street, such as hybrids of different ancestral cultures and characters related to robotics. They were my first totem robots.”

Caracas street artist Flix talks to us about his work

Illustrations of iconic towers by ILikeArchitecture and Romain Trystram

Illustration 1: Transamerica Pyramid – February 2014 Wallpaper – by ILikeArchitecture.net and Romain Trystram is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at ILikeArchitecture.net – Architecture Magazine

Illustration 2: Two International Finance Centre – February 2014 Wallpaper – by ILikeArchitecture.net and Romain Trystram is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at ILikeArchitecture.net – Architecture Magazine

Illustration 3: The Shard – January 2014 Wallpaper – by ILikeArchitecture.net and Romain Trystram is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at ILikeArchitecture.net – Architecture Magazine.

youbringfire:

The last Monday Motivation piece I will be taking part in. Things are about to get crazy for me and I sadly just won’t have the time to continue with this project. Lots of traveling, client work, and even an internship that will be keeping me busy. It’s been an awesome thing to be a part of and I’m glad you all have enjoyed it just as much as I have! 
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youbringfire:

The last Monday Motivation piece I will be taking part in. Things are about to get crazy for me and I sadly just won’t have the time to continue with this project. Lots of traveling, client work, and even an internship that will be keeping me busy. It’s been an awesome thing to be a part of and I’m glad you all have enjoyed it just as much as I have! 

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