When Filmakademie student Eugen Merher created his Adidas spec ad “Break Free,” he knew he had something special on his hands. Unfortunately, Adidas’ communications department never got back to him; now they get to watch his ad take off without them.
The spot is set in a rather unlovely care home for the elderly. One of the residents is a former marathon runner who seems broken by the daily grind of his monotonous existence.
One day, he comes across his old running shoes and decides to take them for a spin. This kind of activity is strictly “not authorized” by the home. While the staff in the home try to crush his ongoing bids for freedom, his fellow residents are in his corner.
Watch the video up top to see a beautiful piece of visual storytelling. Hopefully it’ll inspire you to get out there and create something special.
Charles Montgomery explores what happens when you take an abandon city space in NYC and populate it with urban social experiments. The outcomes are unexpected as city dwellers explore this public space, interact with each other, and change their attitudes towards social connections, values, and each other.
Charles Montgomery explores what happens when you take an abandoned NYC space and infuse it with social experiments. The results are surprising and inspiring.
In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about. It’s something that is as true about Saskatoon now as it was a decade ago.
How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.
The indoor mall became a ubiquitous symbol of American suburbia in the 20th century. But America’s first shopping mall, still landing in Edina, Minnesota, was designed, like every enclosed mall modeled after it, to bring some urbanity to suburbia.
Backpacks, backpacks, come get your backpacks!
This is an amazing idea. Here is how you can help. We need to do this for Saskatoon (or your city as well).
I showed this to Oliver and he lost control while watching it. It’s humor that works on every single level, unless you are that kid.
The whole video is worth seeing but check it out if only to see the drastic decline in human population during the Bubonic Plague during the middle ages.
The Sociopath is a documentary about the rise of Donald Trump and the Tea Party.
A short video showing the satellite images of the U.S./Mexico border. Good luck building that wall and even more luck keeping it secure.
What does the southern border of the United States actually look like? And in that sense it was a very simple gesture to try to see the border in aggregate. If you were to compile all 2000 miles and try to see it in a short space — what would that look like? In another sense it grew out of the discourses as you suggested. The way migration is talked about in our contemporary moment and in particular the way migration is talked about in terms of the southern border of the U.S. So part of this piece is a response to the way migrants and borders are talked about in our politics. And it’s also just a way of looking at landscape as a way to think about some of those things.