This week Hamburg’s urban intervention and critical lifestyle blog Urbanshit reports about a great project made by the Russian artist Leonid Tishkov. The project called ‘Private Moon’ was executed back in 2004 and 2005 but I never got to know about it before this week. The images that Tishkov took while hanging around with his ‘private moon’ are stunningly pretty and animate the fantasy of a dream landscape. Last year the light installation was showed in Linz while the city was European Capital of Culture. I don’t know to what extent this moon can be hired for party’s and manifestations, but I would love to order myself one.
Our friends of Mediamatic and Partizan Publik recently launched the Amsterdam Biennale last friday, which is the first crowdsourced, user generated biennial in the world. In fact the biennial is an exposition coming with a broader project entitled Mediamatic Travel. This travel project is a contemporary open source travel network with yet 66 participating guides…Read more →
To most people, garbage is about as far from art as it gets. To Beijing-based artist Wang Zhiyuan, it is a medium like any other. Some time ago he just started collecting discarded plastic containers from the dumps in and around the Chinese capital. He discovered that it was not difficult to turn these objects…Read more →
As part of his ‘Aandeboom’ series, which means something like ‘attached to trees’, the Utrecht-based spatial designer Rogier Martens has come up with a remarkable design for a pop-up bench for urban parks and landscapes. Invited by the Dutch city of Amersfoort to design a temporary bench for a local park, Martens created this Tree Bench….Read more →
The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam’s Smart Cities competition received 80 entries by students and young researchers from across the globe. These projects represented the future of cities through smarter technology application in areas such as distribution, energy, mobility, and infrastructure. The Smart Cities Biennial Award ceremony, held at the end of this past April, announced the Sendai…Read more →