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

Moscows Region Parks

Back to Moscow. I had some romantic ideas about what was going to be outside this city. In that transition area between the metropole and that enormous land. Finally I had the chance to see it. Moscow Regional Government invited me to discuss the future of their parks with the park managers in a conference. I felt it was important to visit some of these parks… Read More

Nova Friburgo

Travel with me to a city in Brazil. A city that might as well represent hundreds of other cities elsewhere in the world. A city with an interesting history. But also a city that encounters real problems. I had the pleasure to be there again the last week of May 2014. Let me tell you more about it… Read More

Creative Eindhoven (2) – Strijp R and Piet Hein Eek

Here is the story they told me at Strijp-R last week. We went there with a group of project managers from Amsterdam. Eindhoven is not that far and we were really interested on how they do things there. We went to see the redevelopment of the former Philips Electronics factories. In the afternoon we visited… Read More