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19 Beautiful Things About Kansas City

You might have heard that last night, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series. If you don’t live in Kansas City, you cannot imagine the pride and exhilaration we’re feeling. 1,051 more words

Semi-Charmed Life.

Why London should be proud of Notting Hill Carnival

I was so psyched to head to Notting Hill Carnival the first time a couple of years ago. Coming from an Australian city (which tend to be pretty damn conservative), seeing thousands of people from all walks of life dancing, drinking and cruising about the streets was actually a bit of a shock. 731 more words

Tom Payne

Art, Change, and Small Steps

There is an interesting Op-ed in the New York Times today written by Antanas Mockus, a former mayor of Bogotá, Columbia. (Between Mockus’s two terms, Bogotá was led by another visionary, … 242 more words

Arts Infrastructure

How to make creative cities -- from buildings to buses

“I am in love with cities,” says British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick (TED Talk: Building the seed cathedral). “It’s just incredible that we all live together, and together we add up to something incredibly rich.” Heatherwick has already come up with some pretty bold urban designs — including a  832 more words

Idea In Depth

Jack reblogged this on Universal Journal Review.

What makes cities musically creative?

There are certain cities around the world that are renowned for their musical culture, and have a “privileged history of creativity” (Watson, Hoyler & Mager 2009, pp. 3,155 more words



On the Creative Question – Nine Theses*

By Geert Lovink, Sebastian Olma and Ned Rossiter

‘Culture attracts the worst impulses of the moneyed, it has no honor, it begs to be suburbanized and corrupted’. 1,623 more words


2015 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

On Monday night I was honoured to be a finalist at the 2015 NSW Creative Achievement Awards. Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners – Michael Rebelo, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia and Shaun Parker, Artistic Director, Shaun Parker & Company. 17 more words

Urban Planning