For the first time ever, the prestigious Turner Prize has been awarded to non-artists. Assemble Collective was bestowed with the honour for their grassroots work to regenerate Granby Four Streets, a blighted area in Liverpool, together with residents. Their long-term vision for the district? A self-made neighborhood that’s welcoming, artistic, multicultural and architecturally rich, as well as the greenest quarter in the city. When done well, city making can be an art, after all.
Contemporary urban life is increasingly based on two parallel cities, one physical (visible) and one digital (invisible). As more and more layers overlap, understanding how urban technologies can foster humanity in the invisible city becomes more important. In response, artists, writers and tech developers, like Coney and Pan Studio are working to do just that in cities around the world. Read more about their creative storytelling.