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).
French is said to be one of the most enthralling languages in the world. And one of the easiest ways to learn the language is to start French classes.
PISTOIA is waiting for YOU. If you are a Creative Curious Traveller, you’ll love to explore Castagno di Piteccio, the Borgo Museo of Pistoia (in Tuscany, Italy) together with FAI Giovani Pistoia. Submit your application by September 23rd! #CastagnoDiPiteccio #BorgoMuseo #FAIgiovaniPistoia #CCTravellers #SeeCity
SEETIES Now we let ourselves be inspired by the birthday gift received from Barcelona, the city where CCT – 10 years ago – began its journey. A map of the world (in cork) on which to mark one’s steps, those already made but especially those still to accomplish. It says “LET’S TRAVEL THE WORLD” and today that’s our birthday seems like the perfect day to start dreaming of and planning new explorations, in search of many other stories to share… The perfect day to restart from here. #SeeCity #OneWorld – Love, CCTeam
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.
SEETIES Nella classica lista dei luoghi da vedere, quando visitiamo per la prima volta una città, c’è sempre o quasi almeno un Museo. E di Musei nel mondo ce ne sono sempre di più: non basta prendersi cura del passato e innovare ciò che abbiamo, ogni grande città vuole il suo Museo d’Arte Contemporanea per incorniciare il proprio status intellettuale al passo coi tempi; ogni piccolo villaggio vuole categorizzare e conservare la propria eredità culturale in qualche teca; c’è poi chi è diverso, un Ecomuseo oppure un Museo all’aperto; e infine chi decide di essere un Museo più assurdo che strano come il Museo delle Relazioni Finite o il Museo della Merda (sì, esiste anche questo, davvero, in Italia). L’importante è usare quella parola che suona così sacra e seria che puoi metterla accanto a qualsiasi altro vocabolo per ottenere comunque una certa autorità. Viene allora da chiedersi cosa significhi, oggi, quella parola… ICOM – l’organizzazione che dal 1946 rappresenta i Musei del Mondo – ha appena proposto una nuova definizione di Museo. Leggi questo articolo e facci sapere cosa ne pensi!