by Samuel Feldblum • June 1st, 2016
From riots to gentrification, a new production reflects on the evolution of the central Brooklyn neighborhood through oral history, dance, and music. Samuel Feldblum asks, when aggregating narratives, whose story is actually being told?
Presenting the second of two runners-up in our As Seen On [ ] writing competition: Nick Tobier's Uzbek flâneur narrates the theater of urban space to consider the effects of ubiquitous digital connection on people, buildings, and, of course, rodents.
Presenting one of two runners-up in our As Seen On [ ] writing competition: in an era of co-everything and economies supposedly based on sharing, Andrew Renninger asks what becomes of our cities when there are so few places to be alone.
Presenting the winner of our As Seen On [ ] writing competition: Maya Sorabjee takes us to Bombay, where the intersection of loitering and gender potently demonstrates why occupation of physical and digital space is still a radical act.
by A.E. Souzis • October 19th, 2015
“You are a group that does not want to be together; I will call you a horde.” I am holding...
Watch and listen as the cast iron facades of SoHo become instruments in the Concerto for Buildings, and hear from percussionist Kevin Moran and composer Paula Matthusen on what it's like to make music with the city.
by Urban Omnibus • February 25th, 2015
Singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane describes the way architecture, literature, and historical research inform his compositions and why he's drawn to storytelling tied to place.