2Guerilla Tactics

To strike with a small and informal group and quickly withdraw again, that’s guerilla warfare. This tactic is very appealing for culture strikes in cities, temporarily adding culture to a public or semi-public space. Inspiring Cities takes part in guerilla…

LED’s take it to the Bridge!

On Sunday 14th of September the Utrecht City Office of Inspiring Cities illuminated the Prins Clausbridge with 200 colored LED-lights.The Prins Clausbridge is probably the most beautiful bridge in Utrecht. However, it is seldom used. People hardly ever walk…

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it. Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…

Upside down house

Brasilian architect designs his own housesHave you ever seen a house built upside down? If not, hold your breath and go to Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state in Brazil. There were built two houses designed by Mr.…

CityPoem 93 – Shanghai

Design of 1995 based on a poem of 815. The famous Bai Yuji’s Pipa Song inspired the Oriental Pearl Tower’s design. The Poem, the Poet and the Tower. CityPoem 93 is from Shanghai.  Foreword by the Poet“In 815,…

CityPoem 92 – Amsterdam (2)

What is the ideal place for a CityPoem? Where do fast moving urbanites take their natural pause? In Amsterdam, city of water, it is by the many bridges.Under the Bridge What is the ideal place for a CityPoem? Where…

New York City Waterfalls

In an extensive programme the city of New York is adding new parks, bicycle and foot paths and even a floating pool to reclaim the waterfronts that had been lost to cars in the last decades. Four huge man-made waterfalls…

Guerilla Moss Graffiti

We would like to add a new guerilla tactic to our collection: Guerrilla Moss Graffiti. Photo webponce Artist Anna Garforth applies moss graffiti, or messenger, as she likes to call it, in a formal art project in Stokey near North…

CityPoem 91 – Utrecht (2)

In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.Poem by Virginie Driesen: een straat in de zon en…