NEW YORK The Statue of Liberty. Times Square. The Empire State Building. The Brooklyn Bridge. The yellow cabs. Today everyone photographs the “classics” and shares with the whole world the photos on social media. So, what happens when every day, all day and from multiple angles, these symbolic places are photographed by everyone? If we put together those images, photos and videos, we could see the whole (hi)story of a place. “Typologies of New York City” is a 57-second video made exactly in this way, using 1.272 photos of the city found on Instagram, selected and combined in a coherent animation by creative Sam Morrison (@SamTheCobra on social media).
SARDINIA, ITALY From the Petites Planètes collection, a 34-minute film signed by French director Vincent Moon and shot in Sardinia (September 2011) together with local musicians Paolo Angeli, Antonio Putzu, Andrea Pisu. Enjoy the film and the music!
SEETIES In 2010, Erich Fisher used open data to create these maps. Tourist destinations, cities and places, change every year and it would be interesting to compare this visual research with an updated version. It would also be interesting to use these data and their visualisation to help mass tourism to spread in the territories with the mission on the one hand to make too touristy cities more liveable for citizens and on the other hand to promote places like suburbs, forgotten neighbourhoods or villages suffering from depopulation. “Tourists VS Locals” is becoming an increasingly important issue worldwide and we should learn to use creativity also to try to create possible solutions to this contemporary urban tension that someone call overtourism or tourismphobia. In this article you can browse through the gallery and discover more about “The Geotaggers’ World Atlas Maps – Locals & Tourists” project by data artist Eric Fisher.
WORLD Found by chance at a flea market, read in a summer Sunday. And here we share with you the essay that gives the title to this book, a collection of various brief and intense thoughts, written by one of the most creative minds in the history of mankind. It’s always good to see the world through the eyes of others, enjoy the reading! #SundayBook #CCTips
FIRENZE & Co. Sunny impressions of strolling afternoons around Tuscany. Browse through the gallery by Sofia Erto!
PALERMO in four neighbourhoods that are not featured on many travel guides: Costa Sud, Danisinni, ZEN (Zona Espansione Nord) and Isola delle Femmine. Four places where buildings, villas and tourists disappear in favour of everyday life of Palermitans. Four short stories in the drawings and photos by Antoine Séguin & Iris Akram. #CCTravellers2018
BENIDORM “Best beach in the world!” – Bambi says. Maybe it’s a slightly exaggerated statement but for sure there is no other beach with such an extraordinarily sincere and happy photo series like this one by Bambi and titled “Candy Beach”. We love these pastel photos and here we share some of them in a gallery.
PISTOIA Questa Domenica 30 Giugno 2019, ci vediamo a Castagno di Piteccio per il primo Borgo Museo Festival: un festival diffuso con varie attività creative e culturali, per grandi e piccoli, che animeranno, dalle 9 del mattino alle 2 di notte, ogni angolo del Borgo Museo di Pistoia! • Un progetto a cura di CCT-SeeCity per la Pro Loco di Castagno, con la compartecipazione del Comune di Pistoia. Felici ed emozionati, vi aspettiamo quindi a Castagno, insieme al CdP staff & agli Abitanti 🙂 #SeeCity & Love, CCTeam
PALERMO, a city that cultivates coexistence. “An infinite imagined garden, a place of beauty and multiculture in its human flowering, in its traces of epochs that overlap and stratify, all visible in a single building, all legitimised to exist beyond the imposed rules.” It’s how Stefania Rinaldi tells about, accompanying the photographs by Simone Ridi in this (true) story signed by the two co-founders of CUT – Circuito Urbano Temporano. #CCTravellers2018