My Photographic Travels Through… New York

    ‘My coming to New York had been a mistake…. I found only a sense of horror and oppression which threatened to master, paralyse, and annihilate me.’ … Success and happiness were not to be. Garish daylight shewed only squalor and alienage and the noxious elephantiasis of climbing, spreading stone… and the throngs of…

The City Of Briswool

Originally posted on Knit Stitch Sew:
Regular readers will remember reading about an incredible woolly project being run in my town of Bristol, by art shop Paper Village called BrisWool. The ambition was to re-create a model of Bristol and all it’s iconic landmarks such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and…

Co-Producing the City: Social Activism through Gardening!

ESP Trade Talks: AAA Do you feel part of the economy? Do you feel part of the city? These are the two questions which drive architects Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou.  At last night’s talk, they introduced a Birmingham audience to ‘Eco-Box’ and ‘R-Urban’; two Parisian architectural and social projects designed as ‘bottom-up urban development…