City life is a constant, maddening hum. Only in a place like the Sahara can we hear the nothingness that revives
The future of the city
Most of us now live in cities, so it is within the metropolis that our future salvation or death warrant will be drafted
A reputation for cross-border debauchery, desperate migrants and drug violence. Can the arts save this troubled city?
Me, myself and I
Loneliness can be a shameful hunger, a shell, a dangerous landscape of shadowy figures. But it is also a gift
Queen of tides
Once a route to riches and empire, the sea is now lapping at the future of Venice and other great maritime cities