The New Urban Vandalism

Why Cities Are Destroying Graffiti, by Winifred Curran Shanghai’s Moganshan Lu graffiti wall Any day now, the rest of Shanghai’s Moganshan Lu graffiti wall, the only government-sanctioned space for graffiti art in the city, will be demolished to make way for new development. Part of the wall was destroyed in December; what remains is already past its demolition date. The space is notable not only for having drawn international artists and…

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Quiz: Forced Migration and the Arts

Take the quiz Forced migration and the arts in 2014 and learn what you know about migration and art: For a festival in Helsinki the Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar searched 50 volunteers for his performance which aimed to question the notion of obediance and indiviudal responsability in coflict areas. What was his performance about? People sitting on the main square with a sign in their hands, marking „No“ in 50 different languages People…

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Urban Agriculture and the Transformation of Yedikule

[widgetkit id=12973] The public gardens of Yedikule in Istanbul are not only one of the oldest intra-urban agricultural areas of Istanbul (more than 1500years old), but also a fragment of one of the largest green spaces of the city. They are located close to the ancient city wall (built between 413 and 412 B.C.). In former times there were moats to protect ancient Byzantine from its numerous enemies during sieges. After the conquest of…

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Movement and mapping in urban space

The concept of drifting (dérive) is the wandering around in the urban area and the close observation and exploration of the effects of the psycho-geographical nature on the residents. Since it also includes the claim of constructive play behavior while exploring, it is opposed to the classical notions of a journey, strolling or a walk in every respect. 1. Drifting Theory of Guy Débord The french situationist and philosopher Guy Debord…

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Rantİstanbul Berlin

Surplus of Istanbul – March 19 at Neu West Berlin. İstanbul has extended its borders and created new living spaces and suburbs by controlling the human cycle within the rules of neo-liberal capital over the years. The living spaces in Istanbul has been recreated in the name of “urban transformation”, and the city turns into a commercial meta which allows the citizens to live in the city only if they could survive between the wheels of…

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StreetWalking

We are pleased to introduce you our new multimedia project and the StreetWalking App dedicated to urbanization and city planing in Istanbul and Berlin. Follwoing the protests in Turkey 2013 the InEnArt team are developing this video project and its App at the moment. The final launch will be this fall. So dont miss it and get the app this fall. Become involved, become a member, participate into the workshops and create your own video about your…

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Projects

explore – share – inspire Content will be not only consumed, but further more it can be modified and extended by additional posts. This forum will offer the opportunity to make comments and create and deliver individual expressions. The platform acts as an experimental, cultural network; different topoi will be actively discussed and modified, not only in word posts, but also in form of all available multimedia technologies. InEnArt is be…

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Projects

explore – share – inspire Content will be not only consumed, but further more it can be modified and extended by additional posts. This forum will offer the opportunity to make comments and create and deliver individual expressions. The platform acts as an experimental, cultural network; different topoi will be actively discussed and modified, not only in word posts, but also in form of all available multimedia technologies. InEnArt is be…

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Discovering urban infrastructure through culture in Bochum, Germany

Rundlauf Bochum is a five-days-festival which is held the 4th time in Bochum. Nearly 80 artists, musicians, dancers, performers and actors are invited to act and intervene in urban areas. The focus lies on a specific district in the city which is not much noticed by the public. “Speckschweiz” – the nickname of the district describes the formerly rich neighbourhood – is located near the city centre but marked by empty and not-used places such as…

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