Urbanism


Urban Exploration Up Close: An Interview with Two of Vienna’s Up-and-Coming Urbexers

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Urban Exploration, the new hobby that is quickly taking over the world. Following up on this, I had the opportunity to sit down with two members of Vienna’s Urban Exploration scene. Just starting to gain an international following on their Instagram […]


Urban Exploration and the Democratization of Property

In our modern society, we value property over almost anything. We are intent on drawing boundaries around what we own, on protecting what we feel is ours. Especially in urban spaces, it feels that property is something sacred. ‘No trespassing’, ‘private property’, ‘do not enter’. Those are signs we are […]


Board games: where do the classics come from?

With so much of the year spent at home, it is unsurprising that board games and other indoor activities have been extremely popular. In fact, sales of tabletop games rose by 240 per cent in the UK back in March. It was a similar story in Australia.  It’s not only […]


Pastry Pastimes: Where Does The ‘Danish’ Come From?

Food has become an important lifeline during Melbourne’s strict second lockdown. After suffering through a brutal wave of new infections, residents of this once bustling city of five million are confined to their homes. Movement is restricted to five kilometers from home, only limited exercise is allowed and there is […]


Beans, milk and migration: how globalisation produced the flat white coffee (and why you should drink it)

Ask an Australian or Kiwi and they could tell you the flat white coffee is a delicate ratio of expertly steamed milk (of all kinds) and a silky espresso shot. Stronger, with less milk than a latte (don’t get me started on those tall, milky, European versions) and less foam […]


World Environment Day: Must-read Environmental Articles

World Environment Day, June 5, is a United Nations’ day to raise global awareness and call for action to protection and better treatment of our environment.  The day itself has been celebrated over a few decades, since 1974, each year with a different theme on a pressing environmental issue as […]


Modern dating, a blessing or a curse?

Modern dating has not only changed our rules but it is an entirely new game.  If you are dating in the modern-day, it is complicated. In a time of endless options, it is likely that you’ve found love, sex or intimacy online. In fact, regardless of whether we are in […]


5 Ways to a Sustainable New Year’s Eve

Once again, this year, the call for sustainable and conscious living was loud and clear. There are statistics showing that we are leading more responsible lives, but be that as it may, according to humanitarian organization World Food Programme, there are still 821 million people going to bed hungry each […]


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Urban Aesthetics in Vienna

“He is my biggest fan”, Renacho smiles and points at one of the windows of the vis-à-vis building. “He brought me snacks and even a beer while I was working in the summer heat”. The man who lives in Felberstraße 110, 1150 Vienna, who brought Renacho a cold beverage during his […]