Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Friday, 26 December 2008

"Chair" by Ece Eldek

One of the winner posters of Good 08: "Chair" by Ece Eldek. For more of the cool stuff click(http://good50x70.org/2008/gallery/gallery06/).

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Facadism- as supported and funded in UNESCO World Heritage Sites

According to news on BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7798139.stm), in Brussels the council wants to either force landlords to restore derelict buildings or buy them up itself, to upgrade areas surrounding the Grand Place. Experince shows that, focusing on physical environment and its static preservation through enforcement will not encourage long term liveliness of historic environments. Rather, a steril appearance and a deserted urban quarter (outside the tourism seasons) might be promoted.

Monday, 22 December 2008

A new hope for Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf deserves to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Lets hope that the new developments will make Turkish Government understand that Ilisu project is a mistake!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Brussels Biennial 2008: Contemporary Art in the City

the exhibition entitled "Fuck Architects" by mounir fatmi is an interesting one discussing architects and philosophers in relation to their education and background and how they repeat the things thought rather than actually creating something new?! The exhibition will be on until 04.01.09