Two weeks ago, the Guardian, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, unveiled a new section of its website — Guardian Cities — so to shine a spotlight on the urbanisation of the world, whilst highlighting resilience, environmental, sustainability, social, and poverty issues…
MovingCities is very pleased to be included! As such we’ve selected 45 urban images from our 460 posts-archive [see sitemap]. Continue reading “Guardian Cities | city bloggers”
On Sunday May 10 MovingCities flew back to Beijing. A short inter-European flight from Brussels to Stockholm was followed by a longer Stockholm–Beijing flight. Only the first leg of the travel provided excellent conditions for aerophotography, especially while flying over a cloudless Belgium and The Netherlands. Continue reading “Brussels >> Stockholm”
On Tuesday April 7 MovingCities flew from Stockholm to Brussels to embark on a five week inner-European journey. Departing under clear skies, Stockholm rapidly disappeared into an abstraction organization of architectures. With a new tag, called “aerophotography”, we document our past and future impressions of monitoring cities from the sky/airplane.
Continue reading “Stockholm >> Brussels”
On Monday April 6 MovingCities went scanning Stockholm’s suburbs. Based on advice from Stockholm-based architects Testbedstudio and Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter, a fieldtrip to the Vällingby and Rinkeby newtowns was undertaken. Using knowledge and experienced from last February’s the Crimson NewTown Research.
Continue reading “Stockholm snapshots | part IV”
On Saturday April 4 MovingCities arrived back in Stockholm after participating in the City Move InterDesign Workshop. Following up on the first and the second series of Stockholm snapshots, we kept exploring the city center in a random fashion.
Continue reading “Stockholm snapshots | part III”
On Sunday March 22, all participants for the City Move Interdesign workshop gathered in Stockholms’ Arlanda airport. After a short introduction by Robin Edman, chief executive of the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation (SVID), the group entered a small airplane which took us from Stockholm Arlanda to Lapland Airport, the last one positioned close to the town of Gällivare. In this small city, located 100 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, we will during the coming weeks investigate and explore how to move a city. More updates on the workshop progress, content and participants, hailing from 18 different countries, will follow soon, for now a couple of snapshots.
Continue reading “Stockholm >> Gällivare”
Following up on the first series of Stockholm snapshots, we walked from the Northern part of the city (Norrmalm) to the East (Ostermalm) and then via the quays back to the center in the direction of Stockholm‘s emblematic City Hall, designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg, and opened on Midsummer Eve in 1923. From here we strolled further over the archipelago in the direction of the South of the city (Sodermalm), ending our first scan of the city. On our way we also spotted one of Stockholms most intriguing urban subcultures, which one could call urban knitting. For more information on this check out Knit Graffiti Around Sweden and the fantastic Masquerade-website which is keeping track of the most recent knitting contributions to the city.
Continue reading “Stockholm snapshots | part II”
Strolling through Stockholm on a Saturday morning. In a first series of snapshots MovingCities documents a walk from the South to the North of this archipelago city. Starting early morning in the deserted area around the Medborgarplatsen subway station we moved north to Slussen.
Continue reading “Stockholm snapshots | part I”
On Friday March 20, MovingCities left Beijing 北京 for Stockholm in order to participate in the City Move Interdesign Workshop. A couple of snapshots along the way. Continue reading “Beijing >> Stockholm”