The project calls for anyone to photograph examples of hostile architecture — from spikes on windows to bars on benches — and share the images on Instagram.
An Online Platform Tracks the Suppression of Civic Freedoms Worldwide
The CIVICUS Monitor is an interactive map that gathers news about crackdowns on civil society in 134 countries.
12 NYC Architecture and Design Organizations Demand Protection of Public Space
Twelve New York City organizations signed a letter that encourages Mayor Bill de Blasio to protect and expand public space for free expression.
Rethinking Life Beneath Our Cities’ Concrete Overpasses
With the rapid development of transportation infrastructure in the 20th century, much of our urban land was shrouded in shadow.
A Performance Satirizes the Policing of Public Space
HOBART, Tasmania — She glared and said, “You don’t have a photo pass so get back behind the cones.”
Reclaiming Vacant Public Land through Design
At the end of 2015, 34 community gardens in New York City were protected from destruction.
Mobile “Food Forest” to Float the NYC Waterways in Spring 2016
New York City was once identified as much by tall ships as tall buildings — Walt Whitman celebrated it in his “Manhatta” (1860) as “The beautiful city, the city of hurried and sparkling waters! / the city of spires and masts!”
Bringing New York City’s Underpasses Out of the Shadows and into Public Space
Over 700 miles of underdeveloped space are in the shadows of New York City’s elevated highways and rails.
Obama’s Presidential Library May Gobble Up Historic Chicago Parkland
Is it wrong to commandeer space intended for public enjoyment to bolster a political legacy?
Lawsuit Decries Limited Access to New York’s Publicly Funded Mass Grave
Supported by tax payers on a city-owned island, New York City’s potter’s field is one of the country’s most inaccessible publicly funded spaces.
Creating Community Space Inside a Dumpster
Of all the places to set up an “inflatable classroom” and community event space, a dumpster seems among the most improbable.
Notes from the Participatory Budgeting Underground
Both Councilman Brad Lander and Shehab Chowdhury, one of the volunteer facilitators, tried to put it politely, but arts-related projects haven’t fared well in the participatory budgeting process in New York City thus far.