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Cacka Boom (17 April)

Cacka Boom (17 April)

Why are we talking about “garden cities”? Didn’t we decide years ago that they and “new towns” are not the solution? Isn’t this yet another substitute for what we really need: a national economic plan? Weren’t we going to consolidate existing towns and cities? Wasn’t that what Richard Rogers’ urban task force “Towards An Urban […]

The Nantes Elephant (28 March)

The Nantes Elephant (28 March)

The Machines of the Isle of Nantes is an artistic and cultural project based in Nantes, France. It aims to “promote the city’s image and build an identity as a creative metropole of dream and fantasy”. Much more exciting than all that hi-tech, smart city tosh you usually get! In the warehouses of the former shipyards […]

To leave a light impression (27 March)

To leave a light impression (27 March)

A transcendental visual experience is currently to be found at White Cube, in Bermondsey, London. On display until 13 April are the huge landscape photographs, taken by Darren Almond in the middle of the night with only the full moon for illumination. Think of Caspar David Friedrich. Other than the show being, simply, beautiful, going there reveals […]