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Ryota Matsumoto's extraordinary cities
In digitally-processed paintings an architect/artist renders a new vision of biomorphic urban worlds.
What we're reading . . .
Developing stories that navigate the edge.
Gimme Shelter in the Deep Future
Wildly foreign "time shelters" might provide a livable alternative to ecological despair. By Judith Mueller.
For a better view, scaling the heights of London
Seeing a metropolis from its 'peaks' Review by Andrew Herbert — with an excerpt by Tom Chivers.
The sea inside us
Look what the surf brought in . . . poems by Matthew Clegg, Andrew Greig, Yahia Lababidi, Lynne Rees and R. S. Thomas.
Go fishing in your garage
The farm began with 500 tiny tilapia fry and a few mint and basil plants in Toole’s 14th floor apartment. By Rosie Jackson.
The Long Emergency & the Way Forward
The next big transition for humans, writes David Orr in his new book, is beginning from the bottom up. By Gene Marshall.
Southern Exposure: 3 Poems by Greg Sellers
3 Poems: 'This Side of Dark Water', 'Faith Found in a Pasture,' 'Autumn Saudade.' By Greg Sellers.
Expanding Empathy & Emotional Ecologies
With this year’s theme, “Food, Farms, and Future Ecologies,” Toronto festival Subtle Technologies conscientiously makes space to reflect on the richness and plurality of life. By Lauren Fournier.
Terra Firma & the Unlevel Sea
What Miami's environmental vulnerability means to its citizens, their properties, their way of life — and the land beneath their feet. By Stan Cox and Paul Cox.
Words that conjure 'place spirit'
Our lost connection with nature can be retrieved by describing its vast magic in a phrase. By Nicola Ross.
Lessons from the post-human city
Morphological transformations within our ever-evolving urban zones, and why it matters to think about them. Images and text by Ryota Matsumoto.