So what ‘s the inspiration for the Winterlude Urban Cozy Project next month?
Throughout the years we’ve definitely been inspired by urban art/craft movements around the world and our love for cities. Here’s some examples (all the photos can be found here):
Another inspiration? My graduate dissertation in 2008 on the topic of creative identity and the city. I interviewed Ottawa-based artists/crafters/designers and had them take photos of the city. Above is a photo taken by one of the artists I interviewed of street art from Canada’s National Portrait Gallery. You can see the rest of her photos here.
The method I used to collect visual information was inspired by a youth workshop, called Signs of the City – Metropolis Speaking, that I took at Space Studios in London in 2008. The photos we took were part of a larger European initiative and were made available online and publicly displayed in Barcelona, Berlin and Sofia. It is such a fantastic project, particularly inspiring young people to make visual sense of their urban surroundings. Above is one of my photos. You can check out the rest of my photos here.
How has your city inspired you, in your daily life and in your craft/art/music activities? I’d love to hear your thoughts!