A city is reactive, never inert. Dynamics within it are the reactions of a collective, catalyst for innovation in possible actions amongst places and culture. The initial stage of the project was to seek a general answer to the question what makes a city active. Understanding an active city cannot be separated from understanding the background and the structure of its society as well as subtle factors that anchor them in this particular space. This link between flows of population and their heritage seen as footprints left in time and space is a key to understanding nature of every city.
Whether museums, theatre, music or sports, cultural activity attracts an abundance of visitors - those who wish to experience it and those who want to create it. This begins with the magnetic accumulation of people and artefacts from around the world into one city .
Buildings and monuments tell stories about the people and activities that used to exist in place and time. Here we explore how this kind of intangible knowledge can be enriched and understood through crowdsourced data.
How can we represent 'the spirit of the times'? Feeling the power of attraction of the human spirit in arts, politics, science, architecture, literature, philosophy, and music.
Icons of reminiscence
Beyond time...socialize with historic cultural innovators in the streets of London through new information technologies.