On 1 August 2013 during Metropolis Festival, an amazing domino show by Station House Opera took place in the urban environment of Copenhagen (Denmark). 7000 tiles of breeze blocks toppled down along a 3 km route surrounded by an astonished audience.
ps. a new domino show is scheduled in Marseille on 28 September. Note down.
Within the frame of Design City 2014 in Luxembourg, Encore Heureux has created OVERSHOOT, a wooden installation with 8 swings. The sign refers to the Earth Overshoot Day calculated by Global Footprint Network, marking the date when humanity exhausted nature’s budget for the year.
Within the frame of Wienwoche 2013, the Austrian performance-collective wastecooking came up with a disruptive and uncommon proposal in opposition to the system of conventional supermarkets. It’s the wastecooking’s free supermarket, a food shop where everything is for free and anyone can enter. Under the motto “food is culture… don’t waste it, cook it”, the shop offered waste-diving tours in the neighbourhoods, a cooking campaign with food salvaged from the rubbish bin, a creative cooking device, tasty waste meals, performances and shelves of food, of course.
As gentrification threatens to pave the labour identity of La Perseverancia neighbourhood in Bogotà (Colombia), for La Otra Bienal the Spanish Todo por la Praxis proposed an iconic site-specific intervention. It is a three dimensional sign with a slogan borrowed from the working-class movement, an observation tower over the city and a stage for events involving the community.
Inspired by the Futurist movement and its manifesto of cookery titled La Cucina Futurista, Marije Vogelzang has designed Pasta Sauna, both a food performance and a smart installation. People can enter the space and flavour&taste a bowl of freshly cooked pasta, while the boiling water steams creating sauna effects.
Within the frame of Archstoyanie 2013, SVESMI has presented Field Library: 8 (literally) romantic installations, 8 modalities of reading and 8 experiments on the Russian landscape establishing a poetic connection among nature, reader and a book.
Photos by Anastasia Sheveleva, Alexander Sverdlov and Julia Ardabyevskaya _ All rights reserved.
Public Design Festival is back from 9 to 14 April and, as usual, it offers unusual and cheap accommodation solutions. A temporary urban camping boosting social and cultural interaction will be set up in the space of Piscina Argelati, open air pools in the heart of Milan, with over than 50 tents and common spaces. Book here.
During Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013, people can enjoy a cup of coffee in the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar, designed by the Australian design firm HASSELL. The temporary installation is made of pallets and has more than 120 coffee plants.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Over Het IJ Festival, O+A were commissioned to turn the NDSM shipyard in North Amsterdam (The Netherlands) into a multilevel shipping container city with pop-up stores and a nice restaurant, provoking artists to use the space during their performances.
Taking inspiration from the roots of blues sound and its legends, the Roadhouse is the winding performance venue, conceived and built by the students from Morgan State University’s Bachelors of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design program, under the direction of professor Michael Zebrowski. Installed at Baltimore Artscape Festival, the project represents a good example of adaptive reuse, recycling wooden pallets and other discarded materials to create the streetscape and the stage for live concerts and dj sets.
There are 13 individual capsules and 6 family ones in Your Closet, Capsule Hotel designed by Arhnah Agency using discarded wooden materials for ArchStoyanie 2011. Extras include rooms with two or three exits for claustrophobic people, storage units, a balcony and an inner public space.
Pictures by Yaroslav Yuryevich _ All rights reserved.