For me, Blade Runner boils down to those opening shots of Los Angeles in 2019. When I first saw that wild dark city in the theater— the towers, jumbotrons, fireballs, and ruins —I knew I wanted to live there someday. Blade Runner shaped the way I look at cities. A good city is not sterile and homogenous, it is chaotic and polyglot, a thousand styles and cultures colliding. Forever in flux. Strange new technology blooming among elegant decay. This is why I like New Orleans.
In the spirit of not handling change well, we’re going to watch Howard Beale get mad as hell.
Call for submissions! Rampart will be a handsome little book of photos, essays, and fiction about New Orleans.
Alan Joseph Williams will be speaking at Pecha Kucha Night following the curated arts market, Avant Garden.
The We Are City Summit will see thinkers and doers present on the challenges of urban living. Oliver Blank will be giving a talk about sound and cities. The Summit is from 12–5pm on September 21st.
Candy and James will be part of a conversation in Philadelphia about how public art can instigate social and policy change. Presented by Mural Lab as part of The Creative Philadelphia Event Series.