Information technology is shaping our relationship with the urban environment.
The internet and social media is a mirror of our societies and lifestyles.
We live in a society where our perception is based on millions of composed images.
The Hashtag is a lens, portraying a virtual space truer than the physical reality.
The database of #streets is a mirror of our navigation, perception and participation on public streets.
#Oxford Street is a parallel reality of Oxford street down the road, but more accurate.
It is made collectively by world sourcing.
Oxford Street as a physical entity, is a compound of collective architectures, but the Hashtag create hyper-multiplicity of authorships. The +600,000 images uploaded by 600,000 individual subject, are our acts of selective seeing and composing.
The taggable mirror street is a space of collective desires; comprised of different scales, different time frames, seasons, perspectives.
It is constantly under expansion and metamorphosis.
The lens of hashtag portrays streets with an alternate condition that is groundless, scale-less and timeless.
A new phenomenon of contemporary urban culture.
The project sees the necessity to celebrate public interactivity with the public street.
The Project is A Street of Cities.
The Street of Cities is a mirror of our collective desires in cities.
Each street is a microcosm of its belonged city, where material, façades, infrastructure, vegetation reflects its cultural identity.
Hashtag connects memories of streets from around the world.
They are memories of street fragment in a specific time, location, lighting, filter and ephemeral quality.
The Street of Cities is a condition where street fragments are detached from their contexts and conglomerate into a new virtual hybrid streetscape.
Street of Cities is simultaneously local and global, site-specific and site-less, singular and universal.
The Street of Cities sprawl like hyperlink connections, panning from image to image, panning between fragments of likeliness instead of proximity.