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  • Urbanism | Book Reviews

    1. A Guide to Archigram 1961-74 | Dennis Crompton Princeton Architectural Press, Bilingual Edition, 2012 Paperback, 447 pages                           A radical group of young architects – Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron and Michael Webb – burst onto the British architectural scene […]




  • Urbanism | City At Play – Of Talking Lamp Posts And Whispering Mailboxes

    Does this blog need one more wonderful example of using creativity, art and technology to to foster engagement with the city? Of course it does! Watershed, a cross-platform cultural and art production agency based in Bristol, UK,  recently commissioned a competitive award called the Playable City Award 2013. The idea was to encourage the use of creative technology and art […]




  • Urbanism*Design | Two fantastic LED interventions

    If you’ve been following this blog, you would know that in keeping with my interest in place making and destination branding,  I am a keen follower of art / design based interventions in public spaces that foster new interest in, and therefore engagement with the space – you’d remember I highlighted this in Candy Chang’s […]




  • Urbanism | Exploring London’s layers through The Blitz

    I have a deep fascination with maps and mapping and am always on the lookout for interesting ones. So I was delighted, when thanks to The Monocle (one of my all time favourite magazines) I came across this interactive map at bombsight.org that shows every single bomb that was dropped on London by the Luftwaffe […]