Forgotten heroines

By Susan Eleuterio. There are so many forgotten stories in Chicago but I’ve chosen one I know about because of my work as a folklorist and educator. Years ago,…

Festivity in Chicago

By Susan Eleuterio. Chicago festivals and celebrations range from the smallest unit, the block party, to citywide official events such as The Taste of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival, Gospel…

Urban renewal in Chicago

By Susan Eleuterio. As in many cities, urban renewal has been a mixed blessing in Chicago. On the positive side, one of the city’s main boulevards, State Street,…

Run(a)way urbanization in Patagonia

By Thomas van Laake. The grass on the roundabout is comically green, compared to inhospitable dryness of the Patagonian steppe all around, interspersed by haphazardly placed, half-finished buildings….

Paint and the city

By Mika Savela. The phrase “Hong Kong is very colorful” can mean that there are a lot of things going on visually. However, there is also another layer…

Green displays

By Mika Savela. The climate in Hong Kong is very forgiving to the oblivious gardener. To see your houseplants prosper requires very little effort in the all year…

Beautiful domesticities

By Mika Savela. With the ever-present sensation of urbanity and clutter in the streets of Hong Kong, it is sometimes very comforting to spend the day at home….

Drifting in the mangroves

By Emma Rawlings Smith. Living on an island of only 75 km square and you are never that far from the sea. The Arabian Gulf originally provided pearling…

Levels of Vending in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By Daniela Schofield. Streets of Kariakoo from a second storey shop In Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam’s largest and busiest market, all possible spaces are used for vending. Nearly…

Brussels underworld: Works in progress in the EU capital

By Federica Fusi. Brussels, Boulevard du Regent – 21 May 2012 The picture shows one of my favorite places since my arrival here. I am pretty conscious that…