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Shrinking Cities

Moving Datas from 1kilo on Vimeo.

The movie above comes from - they state that '
Shrinking cities are a cultural challenge to us. In the Shrinking Cities project, architects, academics and artists investigate recent developments in Detroit, Ivanovo, Manchester / Liverpool and Halle / Leipzig - and make suggestions'.

Their world map is interesting:

World Map of Shrinking Cities from 1kilo on Vimeo.

With the recent move, a least in the UK, to brownfield site urban flats and apartment developments we would argue that perhaps British cities are growing in population rather than shrinking (?).

Shrinking cities is a project (2002-2008) of the Federal Cultural Foundation, under the direction of Philipp Oswalt (Berlin) in co-operation with the Leipzig Gallery of Contemporary Art, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the magazine archplus.

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1 comment:

  1. Some really good info visualisation there, and I like the time animations. Agreed that 'Shrinking Cities' doesn't currently apply to UK cities like Manchester and Liverpool which are successfully regenerating and gaining population in the centre and suburbs.