Throughout history, photographers have turned their cameras on the extreme human conditions present within the populous urban core. Polluted and unhealthy, characterised by dangerous class divisions and social tension, the metropolitan area is a place of degeneration and decadence, and at many levels embodies society’s ills. Despite this, we opted for a wider view of today’s megalopolis: The photographers hereby presented encompass the entire scope of human life within our ever-growing cultural spaces, ultimately more complex than we could ever imagine. An art of strolling will thus be needed to encounter what is at stake in this plus- size issue. Yes! As you have probably noticed, GUP has gained weight. You better get used to it, because we will continue as a quarterly magazine from now on. Broader than Broadway, four times per year, the content of these print editions is nevertheless a shadow of what we actually have to offer.