Issue #2: Arts and Culture

This month we're back with a collection of insightful thoughts, ideas, and experiences on arts and culture. Join our contributors as they explore the ways in which sports, artisan coffee, outdoor films, and music continue to impact our cities and communities around the world.

Thank you for continuing to support Multiple Cities and to our new readers, we hope this issue of Multiple Cities inspires you to use the arts as a positive advocacy tool for your neighborhood.



Feature Piece: Affordable Housing for Artists in NYC

TDirector of Affordable Housing Initiatives at The Actors Fund, Daniel Arnow, discusses the barriers faced by artists looking for affordable housing in one of the world's most expensive cities.


Question of the month

We all claim to have predicted something happening somewhere. In this section of Multiple Cities, we're keeping tabs of your premonitions and hold you to it. This month, keeping in theme, we ask the coveted question, “What is the most fashionable city in the world?” Stand a chance to win a Multiple Cities tote bag! 

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The Growth of Artisan Coffee in Shanghai

Contributor Isabella JiangCheng gives us a glimpse of the burgeoning artisan coffee scene in Shanghai. The trend, however, is not without its perils.

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Building an Art Installation

Visual artist and activist Vivian Peng shares with us the challenges she faced in building an art installation as an outsider in Kibera, Kenya with Doctors Without Borders.

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If you're heading to New Orleans for the APA National Planning Conference this weekend, be sure to read:
The Evolution of Jazz in New Orleans

Other Things We're Following on Arts and Culture:
Blockchain for art
The real impacts of Coachella
The art of 'boostin'