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Metropopular: If Cities Could Speak


Charming animated short film explores city stereotypes.

Last week, we explored the cerebral side of cities with 7 essential books on urbanism. Today, we turn to the lighter side with Metropopular — a charming animated short film exploring city stereotypes through an imagined dialogue between anthropomorphized metropolises. From New York’s bravado to Boston’s brashness, the film nails the not-all-that-inaccurate clichés about each city’s signature disposition with delightful comedic elegance.

For more fun with geographic generalizations, don’t miss Yank Tsvetkov brilliant maps of European stereotypes.

via @openculture

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