Contemporary Istanbul launches a free iPhone/iPad app

Posted by Ian on Jun 12, 2012 in blog

Now you can follow all the buzz (and criticism) around the every expanding and booming Istanbul contemporary art scene with Contemporary Istanbul‘s iPhone/iPad application. Free to download, you can check it out here: Tags: art, technology Article source:

Elif Batuman’s Diary: Pamuk’s Museum

Posted by Ian on Jun 2, 2012 in blog

It wasn’t long before I heard that Orhan Pamuk was in town, building a museum. The museum was said to be full of stuff that had ‘belonged’ to the protagonists of his last novel, The Museum of Innocence. If you knocked on the door, he would let you in and show you the heroine’s old shoes. I […]

Streetmapping: Artist Lian Bell from Out of Site Festival 2007

Posted by Ian on May 23, 2012 in blog

Dean Street pavement, Dublin Sunday 26 Aug 12pm-6pm  I planned to draw a map in chalk on the pavement of the Liberties area of Dublin, by asking passers-by for advice. The Liberties is an old area of the city full of intricate streets which have seen vast development recently and which looks set to continue […]

How Do You Navigate a City With No Street Names?

Posted by Ian on May 23, 2012 in blog

[Reposted from The Atlantic] To an outsider, Amman, Jordan, could seem nearly unnavigable. Until five years ago, its streets were unlabeled and its buildings unnumbered.* Even now, locals give direction by landmark, narrating the way over the phone or on hand-drawn maps. “It’s totally normal to be lost and confused,” says photographer Regina Mamou, who spent […]

TRACK: A contemporary city conversation

Posted by Ian on May 12, 2012 in blog

Curated by Philippe Van Cauteren and Mirjam VaradinisTRACK is a unique art experience in the public and semi public space of the city of Ghent. It offers surprising, enriching, and unexpected encounters with the city, its history, and its inhabitants and incites to reflect upon urban realities and the contemporary human condition in a broader […]

Plant tags for public interpretation

Posted by Ian on May 4, 2012 in blog

Reposted from: Carmichael Collective is a company based in Minneapolis, Mn that creates projects for the sake of creativity, simple objective right? Using the same idea of plant tags, used to identify and educate about a particular specimen, but using them on everyday sidewalk fixtures we are all familiar with. Apparently from the information […]

Roach Memorials: Mini monuments to our fallen, ubiquitous urban cohabitators

Posted by Ian on May 4, 2012 in blog

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Jim Ricks’ Bouncy Dolmen

Posted by Ian on May 3, 2012 in blog

At first it’s a platform for laughter, play and utterances of the word “brilliant!”, but Jim Ricks’ Bouncy Dolmen project also points towards a perhaps underutilized tool in the creative mediation of heritage – play and humor. If only giving a whimsical full-body tactile engagement with a somewhat simplified formal representation of the iconic dolmen […]

Out of Sth – Changing perceptions of city space

Posted by Ian on Apr 30, 2012 in blog

OUT OF STH vol.3is yet another stage of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning projects: External Artists.Out of Sth andOUT OF STH presents (2008, 2010), carried out in BWA Wroclaw and city space. This time the project includes exhibitions, realizations and activities concentrating on the issue of the City in its social and political dimension, City as a source of […]

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 […]