Modena: Hospital St. Augustine

Modena is the typical small city in the North of Italy, not far from Bologna and relatively near to Florence. Most people may know it in relation to beautiful cars like Ferrari, De Tomaso and Maserati. Food lovers will probably know that balsamic vinegar comes from Modena. The city itself with almost 200.000 inhabitants has a University that dates… Read More

Street Art Museum in St Petersburg Russia

The Street Art Museum in Saint Petersburg is a remarkable place in many ways. It’s exactly there where it is needed most. It is making the rights statements. It’s new and it’s exciting. It’s not a museum though. It has the potential to give the word museum a new meaning. It’s a laboratory. A laboratory of… Read More

Sitié: in Rio de Janeiro, the real park of 21st century

Just south of Leblon, not so very far away from the center of Rio de Janeiro, on a mountain side overlooking the Atlantic Ocean lies a spectacular park. Mauro Quintanilha started to clean the site near the favela of Vidigal around 2006 when he became extremely frustrated with the smell, the sight and the whole… Read More

Gasholder at Culture Park Wester gasfabriek Amsterdam

The first time I entered the Gasholder of Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek must have been around 1990. I had just started to work for the Amsterdam district council of Westerpark and was appointed as manager for public space. One of my projects was going to be the remediation of this former gas factory. Gas production had stopped… Read More