Flaneur Magazine: Urban Vivisection Every Now and Then
Published irregularly and difficult to find, Flaneur Magazine focuses each time on a small microcosm to tell universal stories with a refined visual and literary approach. The pleasure of street-by-street exploration must be savored slowly.
The First Few Covers of the Magazine – Photo Courtesy: Flaneur Magazine
[…] This city is an accumulation of completely unrelated artifacts. We delve into their beauty and try to reorder them anew. In this land of our time, the logic of the linear is replaced by the logic of fragments, the desire for fragments. The beyond begins here, the absolute deceleration, our own lack of knowledge as the only indicator of existence.
Well, artistic ambitions aside, vivisecting a street every now and then seems like a good idea to keep your adventurous spirit alive in times of noise and frenzy.
VolandoVa: The First Travel Portal Where You Don’t Travel
A brilliant fundraising campaign by MSF Spain. VolandoVa offers a wide range of destinations where nobody would like to go, including Syria, South Sudan, and Yemen. As they say: “We don’t ask you to come. We ask you to take us.”
Sure, when it comes to relieving the effects of wars and famines, it’s better that they do it. We can just support and praise their great altruism and creativity.
Remapping the City to Highlight Community Initiatives
We can look at a city as a simple repository of buildings, monuments, streets, restaurants, shops, squares, and green spaces devoid of life but with a glorious past. As tourists though, it’d be nice if a city map could reveal something more, such as places and cultural initiatives creatively shaped by the local community.
Remapping the City: A Map of Madrid and Its Community Initiatives – Illustration by Los Madriles
An alternative mapping project like that of Los Madriles in Madrid, Spain can then become a new way of looking at the urban territory and fully understand its great diversity. All major cities should have one, don’t you agree?