Lilium Urbanus

May 27th 2008

lilium urbanus

Lilium Urbanus
is a collaborative senior thesis project by Anca Risca and Joji Tsuruga, recent graduates of SVA. Pretty cool to watch, the video is a metaphor of urban landscapes applied to a flourishing plant!

Via Cpluv. See also: Exploding City. Growing rooms, buildings & cities.

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Posted 28/05/2008 – 06:04

Gorgeous indeed. I am all for thinking of cities as living, growing entities, that have to be gardened ‘like flowers’, rather than preplanned (remember those countless visualizations of the city as a gigantic modernistic living machine that were so en vogue in the previous century?)
Still, I do have some mixed feelings on the visualization. As an image it is bit too illustrative for me.. like a jugenstill reprise.. I mean: next nature does not necessarily ‘look’ like old nature. Concrete flowers usually make me feel uncomfortable. But never mind my purist babble.. Fake flowers: no thank you. But when compiled of gigantic skyscrapers: Gorgeous!!

Posted 27/05/2008 – 19:43

Gorgeous and elegant. If only.

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Lisa Mandemaker: Using an artificial womb could lead to more equality between sexes, but also between different family layouts. If men would be able to give birth to children, it would maybe be easier for male same-sex couples to have a child together.

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