Tag Archives: Cities

‘A way of learning from everything’: the rise of the city critic

Criticism of food and the arts has long flourished. In our increasingly urban world, perhaps city criticism should be recognised as distinct and necessary On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy, wrote EB White in his 1949 essay, Jane Jacobs The Read more »

Why I, a white man, took a black family’s house from Detroit to Rotterdam

I turned a Detroit house into a work of art for the community to be proud of, and people who think it is ruin porn have missed the point We took it all the walls, the windows. We took the whole exterior of the house from Stoepel Street 20194, just west of Detroit 8 Mile. Read more »