Urban Voices

Inside the Invisible David Siegel “Time appears longer when you cannot see.” A poignant and powerful phrase from the beginning of Kamen Stoyanov’s documentary IN-VISIBLE. The narrator emerges from a railway tunnel into Slovenia much like one of Plato’s chosen cave-dwellers. The perception of time is not the only thing that is about to change. Part-allegory and part-hero’s journey, the film tacks along the course…

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Urban Foraging

The new urban trend “urban foraging” is getting more and more popular. Foraging describes the act of looking or searching for food. Urban foragers are looking for food in urban areas. Critics may say that this orginal way of wandering around and searching for food isn´t necessary in our globalized, western civilized world, because there are supermarkets on every corner where you can get everything you need fast and cheap than…

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EXPLORE EVERYTHING

PLACE – HACKING THE CITY Don’t miss this basic book about urban exploration by Bradley L. Garrett. This book is now available published this month, October 2013. Learn about urban exploration and place hacking, read the first hand experiences by one of the most skilled urban explorers in the world. Bradley L. Garrett is a writer, photographer, and researcher at the University of Oxford with an interest in uncovering hidden places in…

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Urban Gaming

Urban gaming”: cultural movement, where the characteristics of computer games connect with the characteristics of the city as urban space.   Robert Sweeny, assistant professor of Art and Art Education at the University of Pennsylvania mentioned in his essay “Code of the Streets- Videogames and the City” : “Cities are shared spaces. The structure of the city allows for the presentation of social statements, where large…

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Urban Exploration

Aksaray. Do you see the white flags? Thomas Büsch The artist in residence from Austria – Maurizio Cirillo – will have a performance at Aksaray, Istanbul on Saturday February 23, 2018 between 11 am and 6 pm. Maurizio Cirillo lives and works since December in Istanbul. Maurizio Cirillo’s artistic practice, consisting of objects, photographs, videos, drawings and prints, could be seen as an on-going research on everyday life….

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Parkour: New-Invention of Urban Space

Parkour is a training methodology which enables participants to move in an totally alternative way through urban environment. Parkour started in France in the beginning of the 1990s, where people aimed to quickly overcome obstacles in their environment, by only using their bodies and surrounding objetcts to help themselves moving. In the beginning it was a playful method of the children manner playing catch in urban environment. But it…

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We don’t want any trouble here.

The exhibtion “Basaksehir – an urban model” examines a city shut in comfort. And the socio-political dynamics it stands for. If the frogs started to populate the lakes naturally, the voice behind the camera asks. The man in front of it is approximately in his forties, smiling contentedly, arms crossed in front of his chest. „No, of course not. The municipality. The municipality brought them there.“ The voice belongs to Sandra…

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Urban Play: City Crossword

Urban Play is a series of interventions in public spaces that Ahmett and Salina have devised using ‘play’ as their platform at the Singapore Bienniale these days. These interactive and participatory interventions respond to the specific problems and/or idiosyncrasies of their host cities, seeking to transform the public’s perspectives about of certain sights, spaces and behaviours that they have come to take for granted. The…

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Earth and Fiber – Final show at Apel Gallery September 16, 2018 All Posts / Events / Seen Beyond [widgetkit id=16602]   “Earth and Fiber” is the name of the final of 20 years exhibitions. Nuran Terzioğlu closes her space with a sophisticated show breathing the spirit of Istanbul in a stage of despair and artistic reconsideration. The central Taksim square, the main Venue for political protests focusing on the destruction…

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