Taking the theme of urban or metropolitan life allows artists to question the position of our humanity in an increasingly technological and interconnected society. Some artists treat memory and nostalgia as key emotions in their approach, while others imagine space-time distortions, parallel universes or dystopian realms. The metropole is a playground of inspiration, where a myriad of human interactions and daily life intertwine directly with the fabric of urban city planning and architectural studies. In the context of this ultramodern socio-geographical backdrop, themes such as a sense of individuality, collective memory, and community are also raised. By interpreting these topics in their own styles and techniques, artists present their perspective of urban living in a deeply personal way, but one that can be sensed and shared by all city-dwellers.