Pamuk’s ‘Museum of Innocence’ opens in Istanbul

Posted by Ian on Apr 30, 2012 in blog

Orhan Pamuk, center, whose novel “The Museum of Innocence” led to the museum, which opened on Saturday in Istanbul. Photo: Jodi Hilton for The New York Times. More Photos » By J. MICHAEL KENNEDY Published: April 29, 2012 ISTANBUL — The first thing you see are the cigarette butts. There are thousands of them — 4,213 […]

Hamburg’s Trashcam Project

Posted by Ian on Apr 21, 2012 in blog

Hamburg´s garbagemen create portraits of their city in the Trashcam Project – with their garbage containers. Standard 1.100 litre containers are transformed to giant pinhole cameras. With these cameras the binmen take pictures of their favourite places to show the beauty and the changes of the city they keep clean every day. The Trashcam Project […]

Smellscapes of Cape Town

Posted by Ian on Apr 19, 2012 in blog

The work of Sissel Tolaas on the smellscapes of Cape Town both may inspire us in thinking about Cape Town, but they are certainly an important point of reference for our upcoming project on the smellscapes of Istanbul this summer. Like this: Tags: smellscapes Article source:

How to: Make Your Own Scratch-And-Sniff Map

Posted by Ian on Apr 19, 2012 in blog

This post explains how to make a scratch-and-sniff map, from start to finish.You may question what possible relevance this information has for you. I would reply that I found myself agreeing to make not just one, but two scratch-and-sniff maps of New York City almost entirely by accident earlier this year. And even if you are more sensible than […]

Istanbul Design Biennial programme announced

Posted by Ian on Mar 13, 2012 in blog

The Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the co-sponsorship of Eren Holding, Koray Group of Companies, Vestel and VitrA, will be held between 13 October–12 December 2012. The biennial adopted the theme “Imperfection” at the suggestion of Mr. Deyan Sudjic, a member of the Istanbul Design Biennial Advisory Board […]

Show Us The Thumping, Pulsing ‘Heart’ Of Your City

Posted by Ian on Mar 12, 2012 in blog

Interesting competition on NPR. While some of our international partners might not be eligible, might be a worthwhile challenge for each of our cities… From the coffee shop on the corner to the park down the street, all urbanites have a place they think of as the heart of their city. It’s where you […]

Japan’s tradition of automata

Posted by Ian on Mar 12, 2012 in blog

Any words I might offer would only diminish how amazing this tradition is… From Matthew Allard: Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were […]

Infecting the City 2012

Posted by Ian on Mar 11, 2012 in blog

Public Arts Festival6-10 March 2012 presented by The Africa Centre Public art has always been part of who we are on this continent and in this country. The interconnectedness of the African “us” has often been impeded however, throwing people apart and far away from each other, creating a physical and psychic separation. Infecting the […]

Paved, but still alive

Posted by Ian on Mar 11, 2012 in blog

From the NY Times By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN Published: January 6, 2012 Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Altitude – A sea of Green? A working lot at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. THERE are said to be at least 105 million and maybe as many as 2 billion parking spaces in the United States. A third of them are in parking […]

“We Propose” by Alexander Lembersky

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Alexander Lembersky, “We Propose” (1988), silkscreen. (B95 97.48) Late last week, I was preparing for a class visit by Stefan Gunn’s printing making and graphic arts students in the Brown Visual Art Department. Stefan was interested in inspiring his students with strong examples of formal imagery and typographic […]