Inspired by the concept of psychogeography, The London Space is a visual database of London’s urban spaces, created by Swiss designer David Colombini. The website is updated weekly - with photographs and texts - by contributors with backgrounds in architecture, writing, design and photography.


The London Space provides a non-linear way to discover the city through different minds and eyes. Unlike Google's algorithmic selection and organisation of information, the photos and tags are chosen by individuals.


The London Space hopes to serve as a visual stimulus for artists, designers, architects and others who use the poetic and the multiplicity of the city as inspiration for their work.


On the homepage you can digitally wander through an abstract map of London composed of a randomly generated selection of images from our database. The position of an image on the map will approximately correspond to the place in which it was taken. Click on any image to enlarge it, or click on the top right menu or categories to access the grid page.


On the grid page you can filter posts by selecting and combining tags from five categories: topics, colours, areas (postcodes), seasons and stories. Or, you can go looking for something specific in the ‘Search by Title’ box.


Finally, the statistic page, allows you to consult the number of photos per category.


If you would like to contribute a story or image to The London Space, please contact us using the email address above.


Juliette is a French/Italian communication designer based in London. Focusing on simple shapes and colours she build her vision of design: minimal and playful, sometimes childish. She is currently doing a master in Information Experience Design at Royal College of Art.

www.juliettepoggi.com/

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Johan Ekman studies European Politics at King’s College London and has previously worked in the Parliament of Finland. He likes to write about culture, history and politics.

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Gaspard is a Swiss/French architect based in Lausanne. He has just graduated at EPFL where he wrote a master thesis about abandoned spaces, focusing on voids inside the city centers. Also interested in design, he’s currently looking for opportunities around the world.

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Anna is an artist and researcher who works with information and data at the point where quantitate meets qualititive. She is studying Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. Before this she worked advising governments around the world on secure communications options. She has degrees from Chelsea College of Art and Oxford University. Her interests include data collection, visualization and storytelling, people, culture, and technology.

http://www.annaridler.com

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Dr Laura Ferrarello is an architect, designer and researcher. She currently teaches at the Royal College of Art in the Information Experience Design MA. Through theory and design Laura’s practice speculates about the topic of the city for its multi sensorial capability of engaging citizens through performance. Laura’s work explores also the materiality of digital/physical reality by looking at design processes capable of enhancing human senses, touch in particular.

https://lauraferrarello.wordpress.com

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The German interior architect and furniture designer is a graduate of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design. After having worked for Herzog & De Meuron in Switzerland, he is now studying Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London.

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The Walkative Society at the Royal College of Art, explores how walking can trigger processes of making, thinking and researching. In particular, we explore how the city contains narratives, knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking.

https://walkative.wordpress.com/

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Christoph Montebelli is a writer, photo artist and development professional working in Casablanca, Rome and Berlin. He holds degrees in economics and development from the universities of Rome and Yale, and he has studied the art of photography in workshops with an number of internationally renowned photographers. Christoph has visited and lived in many countries in the Mediterranean, Africa and Latin America. Fascinated by architecture and the urban space in general, he also regurlary returns to London.

Contact: christoph.montebelli [at] gmail.com

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