Letters From Here

Sep 14

Berlin gallery Decad has just opened its new permanent space, with a show called Work In Public. Excitingly, the Hypothetical Development Organization is represented in this show — along with the likes of Aram Bartholl and (whoa) Vito Acconci, among others. Very cool!  Decad’s permanent space opens in Berlin with the group exhibition 

| 11 September – 26 October | WORK IN PUBLIC Group Exhibition Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 19 h | 25 & 26 October | WORK IN PUBLIC Two-Day Symposium 12 – 17 h | November | WORK IN PUBLIC Catalogue Release

(via Calendar - Decad)

Berlin gallery Decad has just opened its new permanent space, with a show called Work In Public. Excitingly, the Hypothetical Development Organization is represented in this show — along with the likes of Aram Bartholl and (whoa) Vito Acconci, among others. Very cool!
Decad’s permanent space opens in Berlin with the group exhibition

| 11 September – 26 October |
WORK IN PUBLIC
Group Exhibition
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 19 h

| 25 & 26 October |
WORK IN PUBLIC
Two-Day Symposium
12 – 17 h

| November |
WORK IN PUBLIC
Catalogue Release

(via Calendar - Decad)

Sep 12

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Sep 03

Invisible Cities - Soundproof - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) -

Invisible Cities takes its inspiration from Italo Calvino’s novel of the same name. Originally produced by Eleanor McDowall for BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears, this documentary features contributions from writers, urban explorers and mapmakers, and invites us to eavesdrop on the hidden, fantastical and surreal stories caught between the cracks of the modern city.


In 2008, Rhode Island’s Providence Arcade was in trouble. Considered America’s first indoor mall, the nearly 200-year-old downtown building closed after struggling to fill its cramped commercial spaces. The arcade needed an overhaul, but few viable options existed: when the possibility of a gut job arose, preservationists raised holy hell. In the end, the shopping center and its snug quarters proved just the right fit for a growing housing trend: micro apartments.

More: America’s First Shopping Mall is Now Stuffed With Micro Homes - Past Lives - Curbed National

In 2008, Rhode Island’s Providence Arcade was in trouble. Considered America’s first indoor mall, the nearly 200-year-old downtown building closed after struggling to fill its cramped commercial spaces. The arcade needed an overhaul, but few viable options existed: when the possibility of a gut job arose, preservationists raised holy hell. In the end, the shopping center and its snug quarters proved just the right fit for a growing housing trend: micro apartments.

More: America’s First Shopping Mall is Now Stuffed With Micro Homes - Past Lives - Curbed National

Sep 02


Last week, a quiz from 1985 that purported to show how “upscale” your neighborhood has become provided a delightfully dated reminder (“Unisex Hair Salons” and “Travel Agencies,” anyone?) of just how long gentrification has been lamented and bougie brunch spots have been laughed at.
Figuring that our era of inexplicable “general stores,” urban B&Bs, and ubiquitous Traders Joe nonetheless deserved an updated version, Curbed LA went ahead and put one together, and though it was made with Los Angeles in mind, it could be applied almost anywhere in America.

 More: Time to Score Your Neighborhood’s Level of Gentrification - Checklists - Curbed National

Last week, a quiz from 1985 that purported to show how “upscale” your neighborhood has become provided a delightfully dated reminder (“Unisex Hair Salons” and “Travel Agencies,” anyone?) of just how long gentrification has been lamented and bougie brunch spots have been laughed at.

Figuring that our era of inexplicable “general stores,” urban B&Bs, and ubiquitous Traders Joe nonetheless deserved an updated version, Curbed LA went ahead and put one together, and though it was made with Los Angeles in mind, it could be applied almost anywhere in America.

 More: Time to Score Your Neighborhood’s Level of Gentrification - Checklists - Curbed National

Making Better Digital Maps in an Era of Standardization - CityLab
Via Coudal.

Making Better Digital Maps in an Era of Standardization - CityLab

Via Coudal.

Sep 01


The Memorial of Heroic Self Sacrifice – one of London’s least-known monuments. Hidden in Postman’s Park – a tiny patch of green behind St Paul’s Cathedral.

(via No greater love - 360documentaries - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation))

The Memorial of Heroic Self Sacrifice – one of London’s least-known monuments. Hidden in Postman’s Park – a tiny patch of green behind St Paul’s Cathedral.

(via No greater love - 360documentaries - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation))

Aug 10

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In The Zoo Of The Future, There Are No Cages And The Animals Roam Freely | Co.Exist | ideas impact

In The Zoo Of The Future, There Are No Cages And The Animals Roam Freely | Co.Exist | ideas impact