HEYHEYHEY’s portable postcard machine brings you patiently crafted nostalgia whenever, wherever

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on May 2, 2012 in blog

A wonderfully fine example of a portable nostalgia machine. Dutch design masters HEYHEYHEY have done it again, inventing amazing things to help us encounter and enjoy the world around us. Check out this and other of their wonderfully inspiring projects here: http://www.heyheyhey.nl/ —— Early 2012, HEYHEYHEY had some time to spare and they felt the need […]

Upside Down, Left to Right

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Feb 6, 2012 in blog

A short (but inspirational) film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Guest at Koç University

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Dec 27, 2011 in news

This December and January I will be a guest lecturer at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Lecturing on curation and leading workshops on exhibition design, the visit has been organized by Prof. Lucienne Thys-Şenocak as a part of the build up to the launch of their new exhibition and museum space at […]

Nostalgia Machines

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Nov 19, 2011 in blog, news

The David Winton Bell Gallery will present Nostalgia Machines from Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Exploring the intersection of nostalgia and technology in contemporary sculpture, the exhibition, curated by Maya Allison, features artists Meridith Pingree, Jasper Rigole, Jonathan Schipper, Gregory Witt, and Zimoun. An opening-night colloquium will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at […]

Utopias: A conversation @ Bell Gallery

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Oct 28, 2011 in news

5:30pm this evening, 28 October 2011. A panel conversation responding to the Bell Gallery’s current exhibition “Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future”. An interdisciplinary conversation between local architects and members of Brown’s faculty moderated by the exhibition curator, Nathaniel Robert Walker, the panel will be a unique opportunity to explore some […]

Exquisite Things in Contexts, Haffenreffer Museum Annual Newsletter

Exquisite Things: An exhibition of connections within collections from the May 2011 issue of Contexts – The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s Annual Newsletter –by Ian Russell This past December, the students of Things: The Material Worlds of Humanity opened a new off-site exhibition project for the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Located in the newly reopened Stephen […]

Pendleton Speaks: Talk Back @ the RISD Museum

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Apr 22, 2011 in news

Public interpretation event by the students of Museum Interpretation Practices launches at the RISD Museum tonight as part of Providence’s Gallery Night. All welcome.

Dennis McNulty Opening Talk for ‘Space replaced by volume’

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Apr 21, 2011 in news

Space replaced by volume A contemporary art exhibition by Dennis McNulty in the Fribourg Family Atrium at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University 27th April 2011 to 11th May 2011. Curated by Ian Alden Russell 27 April, 6pm, Room N420, Englander Studio, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Bodies in space are the central concern of Space replaced […]

Research Posters featured at Harvard and Brown Universities

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Apr 13, 2011 in news

Students, whose poster designs I supervised, were featured this weekend at the Slavery’s Capitalism Conference at Harvard and Brown Universities. Their work was a development from a workshop seminar I gave at both Harvard and Brown on Research Poster Design in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Photograph by Prof. Seth Rockman, Brown University Department of […]

Exquisite Things Discussion Podcast

The Haffenreffer Museum just released this video podcast of a discussion and experimental interaction with the Exquisite Things exhibition with students and faculty at Brown University.