Over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, this is widely expected to reach 70%. Cities are undergoing unprecedented change and urbanism is one of the most crucial issues of our time.
Here at This Big City we think the important and exciting issue of urbanism should be brought to the attention of Tumblr users by promoting the urbanism tag to featured status.
Featured tags are selected based on volume of content and engagement with content, which is why we need Tumblr’s fantastic urbanism community to support this campaign. Please reblog this post and add the urbanism tag whenever you share content related to the topic!
This is no short-term goal. It will take a consistent increase in the level of content for Tumblr to promote the urbanism tag.
Together we can build an engaging catalogue of content on the crucial issue of urbanism, hopefully resulting in the promotion of the urbanism tag to featured status. If we achieve this, the crucial issue of urbanism will land in the dashboard of millions of Tumblr users across the globe.
If you want to back our Urbanism Campaign and be added to the list below, reblog this post then drop us a message including your email address. We’ll be in touch! Most importantly, add the urbanism tag to all relevant content you share.
Supporters of This Big City’s Urbanism Campaign:
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Tracing the (in)formal Paths to City-Making
A dialogue between Berlin and Johannesburg
Urban gardening at Tempelhofer Feld. Photo: Natalia Garzón
Since last July I’ve been participating in The (in)formal City project. It’s an exchange programme aimed at unveiling how formal and informal ways of city-making coexist in Berlin and Johannesburg. Students, young professionals and experts from different disciplines that touch upon urban studies in Berlin and Joburg take part in it.
A City of Migrantas - Migrant women talk to the streets
Based in Berlin, the Migrantas collective defines its work as a visual language of migration. They attempt to transmit what migrant women, regardless of their background or status, think and feel about the city they live in and make it visible in the public space.
A City of Migrantas - An Interview
"Each project reflects what’s happening in a city at a specific moment."
Somewhere in Friedrichshain reads “We are the ‘We’” and “Nonetheless migrant”.
As a follow up of my previous article on the Migrantas collective, this is an interview with Florencia Young and Marula Di Como, that took place on the last day of their most recent exhibition at the City Hall of Berlin.