• Report from Darmstadt: Urban sketching in the age of COVID-19

    12 days ago - By Urban Sketchers

    [Guest post by Johanna Krimmel in Darmstadt, Germany] A very strict lock-down is now in place here in Germany: Only the most important shops will open, no groups more than two people are allowed outside. Keep a distance of 1,5m - better 2m - between you and other people. Stay at home except for really important business. No gatherings in private homes whatsoever, except for household members.
    For about 14 days me and my parents were already in stay-at-home mode, because at their age they run a high risk of developing serious symptoms. I was supposed to go to Rome and after that to Tokyo...
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  • Empty Cities: Photographers Capture COVID-19's Urban Impact Around the World

    Empty Cities: Photographers Capture COVID-19's Urban Impact Around the World

    12 days ago - By Arch Daily

    © Erieta Attali
    The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped urban life, and so too has it left many streets and buildings empty as people practice social distancing. From Times Square to the Place de la Concorde in Paris, photographers are capturing these "empty cities" in a defining moment across the globe. In turn, The New York Times recently published a piece dubbed " The Great Empty ", showcasing a new side to urban life in these structures and streets. Now five photographers have been commissioned to photograph Rotterdam during the pandemic.
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