URBANtells is a collective effort whose work focuses on the intricacies between the architecture, cityscape and the human and cultural geography found within any city. URBANtells’ art practice involves the use of various forms of low and high technology to engage the residents, transients and lost inhabitants of the city. The underlying objective is to use the various forms of technology in ways that foster, collect and redistribute urban culture in or as close to real time, to classify experiences, and to encode and communicate them symbolically through wireless transmitted linear and non-linear narratives. URBANtells explores forms and modalities for enhancing connections among community residents via affordable technology, research, and learning. We loosely define the community- inter-communities as an amalgamation of living things that share the urban environment.

Current news: URBANtells is invited to exhibit cell_stitch, a mobile media intervention artwork at the 3rd Annual Biennial of Seville hosted by the Contemporary Art, Sevilla, Spain. Curated by Peter Weibel, director, ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Special thanks to Station North Arts District, Baltimore, Maryland, and the support and direction from Jennifer Mange for URBANtraces during the Fall 2006. URBANtraces has received generous support from Free Fall Baltimore (Fall, 2006), Baltimore Community Foundation, Baker Foundation, and Baltimore Mayor's Office. Thanks to Roy Crosse with Westnorth Gallery and Ruby Tyson for connecting URBANtells to the North Avenue community.
CURRENT active members of URBANtells, co-founder Steve Bradley, Brian Garner, Brendan Howell, Kelley Bell, and Joel Bowers.

Past members & affliate organizations can be found > here <