Urbanism is an organic manifestation of architecture. While planners plan, inhabitants of the city shape the urban fabric on the structural as well as the infrastructural level, whether consciously or not.  Claret-Cup’s paper-urbanism projects investigate the relationship between the individual, the local community or the temporary collective and the city as understood by architects. Each project operates on the level of the “neighborhood”, a geographically manageable unit of study for the architect-journalist, and a small enough piece of the metropolis for people to love. The material is presented through a variety of participatory, map-based graphic installations that are designed to spark a dialogue between architects and the public.


BUTTON-Ghosts of DTLA-1

BUTTON-Frogtown Salo(o)n





BUTTON-Signals from Mission 26-test7