The Urbanist

Rebirth of public art

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12 August 2021

Episode 513

30 minutes

We look at how public art can contribute to a rebirth for cities and create more welcoming public spaces. Is there a better way to ensure that your city remains vibrant than by integrating art with the built environment?

12 August 2021

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Chapter 1

12 minutes


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Chapter 1

Marble Arch Mound

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We climb the controversial new installation at London’s Marble Arch and talk to the designer Gijs Rikken from MVRDV about the rocky road that this piece of public art has been down since it’s recent completion.

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Chapter 2

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Photo: Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Chapter 2

Asphalt Art

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We are joined by David Andersson and Nicholas Mosquera from the team in charge of The Asphalt Art Initiative, who are encouraging a more decorative design to the ground beneath our feet.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Piccadilly Art Takeover

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Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo reports from Piccadilly Circus in London, where the Piccadilly Art Takeover have been creating original artworks and exclusive adaptations to be displayed in the city’s West End.

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