Monday, January 21, 2013

City Link

The City Speaks

The city inspires, recollects, provokes and empowers. Cities have brought together some of the world's greatest thinkers and have provided fertile ground for progressive thought, becoming the stage for some of the world's biggest political, economic and social events. The city is also a place of conflict and challenge, where differences become stark in their proximity.

Yet these diverse influences have also resulted in the sharing of knowledge, the exploration of new ideas, and brilliant innovation and creativity. The imprints of such inspiration – captured through art and creative expression in many forms including architecture, film, music, literature and theatre – are left by a variety of eras, cultures, geographical areas and faiths.

The City Speaks exhibition explores how individuals and communities have been inspired by cities and how they in turn have changed the places where they have lived through various forms of creative expression.


A blackboard can transform a space into a constructive one and help us live a better life. Anyone can pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on his or her life, share personal ambitions, hopes, fears and stories in public. Each wall is unique and reflects the people of the local community. It shows us that we are not alone. Thanks to people’s passion, over 50 Before I Die walls have been created in over 10 languages and in more than 20 countries.

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