More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?
Artists in Madrid railed against the "destruction" of the Games with artwork made from what looks like Molotov cocktails.
Inside a beautiful new collection of "maps you shouldn't trust yet cannot help but fall for."
What better way for cyclists to show their contempt for the car-driving masses than riding around on the carcass of a dismembered vehicle?
The challenge of reprogramming our urban spaces.
A Madrid man rescues a woman who fainted onto the tracks.
A shadowy Madrid artist is methodically wrapping European cities in chaotic fabric webs.
In the first decade of the 21st century, Spain was defined by bold building. But the recession has brought the country's architectural ambitious to a halt.
The country has long been a model for flashy, absurd infrastructure, but austerity is finally slowing it down.
The "Ostrich Pillow" fits snugly over the cranium like a fabric womb.
The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.
For a show ostensibly about soccer, Capitales del Fútbol is extremely low on sports highlights.
Eduardo Zamarro's "Wall of Happiness" celebrates the little-known "Institute of Happiness" in Madrid.
Images tell the story of the country's struggle to get its economy back in order.
A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.
Two anonymous Spanish artists use light to highlight defects in the urban landscape. At issue here: Madrid's busted-down public fountains.
A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.