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Can we give creative control to citizens through hacking?

Using storytelling as a method for investigating social practices, The Community Hacking project identified the principle of ‘writing back’ to a subject as a form of hacking. A series of workshops in Edinburgh encouraged community members to ‘write’ their memories of the area on to photographs that were… Continue Reading →

Sarajevo In Pictures by Richard J Williams

The New Met’s Richard Williams visited Sarajevo at the end of 2014 courtesy of Igor Štiks. As well as attending the Otvoreni Universitet (Open University) for three days, Richard wandered the streets of the enigmatic Bosnian capital, trying to sense something… Continue Reading →

In pictures

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Amsterdam Gets Creative by Richard Williams

Get The New Metropolitan’s perspective on contemporary Amsterdam with Richard Williams’ December photo-essay.  All images Richard Williams, December 2014 1. A’dam tower under construction From the ferry on the river IJ, the A’dam tower under construction, and at its base, the EYE film museum…. Continue Reading →

Divided Cities, Space & Territory: Belfast, Skopje & Mitrovica

By Peter Geoghan First published February 2014 in webmagazine ‘Citizenship in Southeast Europe’ Cupar Way, West Belfast Pictured above is one section of an imposing 800-metre long multi-level barrier that has, in various forms, separated the largely Protestant Shankill Road from the largely Catholic Falls Road… Continue Reading →

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