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Anna Triboli

Colors Against Cuts

Under the financial crisis, the ones who pay for the problems of governments and markets are usually the same as the ones responsible for making possible the development of a country, and not only under an economic point of view. I’m talking about health, education and culture. We are sadly used to see politicians trample on what represents the strength and pride of their countries, but when it happens in a place like the Netherlands, we are overwhelmed by a deep feeling of discouragement. Some weeks ago, the Dutch government announced a 40% cut to all cultural fundings (a measure approved on the 30th of June). This decision will fall not only on the heads of dutch citizens, but on every of us who has always looked at the Netherlands as a cultural headlight.

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A Midsummer Night's Folly

Dear Londoners, pay attention! There’s a collective of young artists, designers and architects that is working for you: they are named Assemble and their aim is to find a new life for neglected urban public spaces by turning these into some unexpected, creative happenings. In one of their projects of last year, they turned an…

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A Dream Castle In An Old Factory

Every time I visit Berlin, I feel like being part of something alive and in motion. The city is so fascinating that you can never get enough. Nevertheless, every time I face the same problem: where am I going to stay? A friends’ couch or cheap, anonymous hostels are usually my choice but, thanks to Silke…

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  • Safety First

    Some month ago in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, a group of students and citizens, exercised their right to have safe bike lanes and, in front of the inertia of local authorities, decided to solve the problem themselves. Equipped with colors and stencil masks, they realized a 2.5 kilometers long bike lane on Santa Margherita…

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    Slow Food On A Fast Subway

    As we recently saw, pop-up restaurants are growing like mushrooms in the most strange places we can imagine. But what if I tell you that also the subway could be the perfect location to have a wonderful lunch? Yes, and not a random one, but New York City’s subway, that chaotic labyrinth full of running…

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    There's A Garden In My Closet

    Last month’s Design Week in Milan was filled with such a huge number of nice events, that it was practically impossible to see everything. Among the things I unfortunately missed was this really nice exhibition that was presenting small gardens mixing plants with old furniture. The designers Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace realized the project…

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  • Knocking On A Pale Blue Door

    Everybody should learn from set designer Tony Hornecker how to face crisis times. Why? Because he manages to reinvent his job, using his experience to create an original and unusual installation: a restaurant. Yes, a traveling pop-up restaurant. The project somehow recalls to Swoon’s Swimming Cities, because, as in that case, the artist and his team built…

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