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Honmachi Escola: In Praise of Do It Yourselfism

InterviewHonmachi Escola , Kyoto ・ June 3, 2019

One thing that we've encountered and continuously been impressed by in Kyoto is the thriving culture of "make it your own." We've seen a number of sustainable self-build projects that are lodging an eloquent... Keep Reading →

Basement Kyoto, providing spaces for Kyoto's burgeoning art community

InterviewVostok Kyoto , Kyoto ・ May 7, 2019

Japan's contemporary art scene used to be dominated by Tokyo until recently and there wasn't even enough information about art communities in the other part of the country. Things have changed, and now... Keep Reading →

Updating the real estate landscape of Kyoto: Interview with Chika Kishimoto

Interview Kyoto ・ May 3, 2019

We've recently moved to Kyoto, more specifically to a creative sharehouse called REDIY, where we've been building furniture and renovating the rooms with our artistic neighbors. Before we've decided to... Keep Reading →

Magasinn Kyoto: a "magazine" you can visit and stay

Interview Kyoto ・ April 25, 2019

Walking around Kyoto, I've noticed a number of new guesthouses and hostels popping up every so often. The city of Kyoto saw record levels of tourists in 2018, with 15.57 million foreign and Japanese visitors... Keep Reading →

Kujo-yu: a Japanese public bath newly renovated as a cultural hub

PlaceKujoyu , Kyoto ・ April 15, 2019

There is absolutely no better way to relax after a long day than soaking in a hot good sento - Japanese traditional public bath. While hundreds of sento have closed their business in the past decades due... Keep Reading →

Urbanist's guide to Bogota

Intro Bogota ・ March 20, 2019

I watched Cities on Speed: Bogota Change (2009) a long time ago and got to know a little bit about the famous mayor Enrique Peñalosa in the capital of Columbia. My knowledge about Bogota was although not... Keep Reading →

CICLO: Using art and culture for reappropriating our cities

InterviewCasa Barrio Tepito , Mexico City ・ March 19, 2019

"I am interested in urbanism in the way that it reflects our society. How we live in our cities is how we live in our society,” said Laura Reséndiz, an art director of CICLO. CICLO is a Mexico-based organization... Keep Reading →

Voices of the barrios: Bogota, Colombia

InterviewLa Familia Ayara , Bogota ・ March 2, 2019

The ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) in 2018 that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was one of the most fruitful conferences I've ever attended in my life. I've met a number of quite interesting... Keep Reading →
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