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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 →

The tragedies of Mexico City’s Tlatelolco housing complex

PlacePlaza de las Tres Culturas , Mexico City ・ March 1, 2019

I've recently watched a 2004 Mexican film Temporada de patos directed by Fernando Eimbcke. The movie depicts two fourteen years old kids and their "ordinary" yet adventurous Sunday in Mexico City. While... Keep Reading →

What should a public space sound like? Audiorama, a hidden gem in Bosque de Chapultepec

PlaceAudiorama , Mexico City ・ February 10, 2019

Chapultepec is one of the most important landmarks of Mexico City since the Pre-Columbian era. This large, over 686 hectares forest park is where Mexicans want to visit to enjoy a comfortable weekend together... Keep Reading →

Little L.A. - returnee migrants' hub to start a new life in Mexico City

PlaceLittle Los Angeles , Mexico City ・ February 3, 2019

It has become familiar with most of the western cities to have the neighborhoods called "Little -". Little Italy, Little Tokyo, Little Greece just to name a few. These neighborhoods have historically functioned... Keep Reading →

Parque Coppelia, the world’s largest ice cream parlour in Havana, Cuba

PlaceParque Coppelia , Havana ・ January 10, 2019

In Havana, I felt confused with the blend of different architectural types, and beautiful yet overwhelming architecture of decadence. Cuba: Architecture and the Social Order helped me to get a gist of... Keep Reading →

Callejon de Hamel, a site for Afro-Cuban Pop Art

PlaceCallejon de Hamel , Havana ・ January 8, 2019

Callejon de Hamel is a moderate size street that is hidden in Cayo Hueso neighborhood, and is one of the main centers of Afro-Cuban culture in Havana. The street is full of open-air galleries and public... Keep Reading →

Industry City, the "SoHo" of Sunset Park and fear of gentrification

PlaceIndustry City , New York ・ December 26, 2018

Industry City is the century-old industrial complex located on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Industry City used to be historic intermodal shipping and manufacturing complex, and it is Brooklyn's... Keep Reading →

Jackson Heights, the World’s "Most Diverse Neighborhood"

PlaceJackson Heights , New York ・ December 25, 2018

Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Queens, New York. It is known to be the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the United State, where 167 languages are spoken. I've always... Keep Reading →
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