20140713

found in ciel



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20140711

Parrhesiastic Play @AIANY

Our Parrhesiastic Play for NY public space got an award! And is now part of the "Designing for Free Speech" exhibition at AIA New York's Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012). 

About the exhibition:
Theatrum Mundi, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, asked architects, designers, activists, artists, and anyone interested in imagining new spaces in the city for free expression to identify public spaces in New York City and propose re-designs that transform them into places that activate the rights enshrined in the First Amendment.

Applicants proposed architectural or performative designs (temporary or permanent) that transform spaces in New York City into places for public “demonstration.” This challenge was about re-imagining and idealizing existing spaces that have the potential to animate the public, especially spaces that are not traditionally considered in this frame.

“New York City has a rich history of creative and political expression,” says Stephen Duncombe, project director and Theatrum Mundi fellow, “but with the privatization of public space, the surveillance of political communications, the commercialization of creative expression, and the virtualization of social gatherings, we want to imagine how we can transform spaces in the city into places for free expression. The Designing for Free Speech challenge offers a forum to do this.”

A jury selected nine proposals to be exhibited at the Center for Architecture in New York City and be awarded a small sum toward their implementation. The public also selected two additional proposals via an online voting system at http://designingforfreespeech.org/gallery/. The jury consisted of Lance Jay Brown, FAIA; Henry N. Cobb, FAIA; Lisa Keller; Richard Sennett; Stephen Duncombe; Gianpaolo Baiocchi; Mary Miss; Mindy Thompson Fullilove; and Ida C. Benedetto.

Theatrum Mundi is a professional network of urbanists and artists in different cities co-directed by Richard Sennett, Saskia Sassen, and Richard Burdett. The collective consists of academics, architects, planners, and performing and visual artists, with the aim to stimulate discussion about practices spanning stage and street. www.theatrum-mundi.org

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cardboard pavilion blog

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20140710

yellow, red & blue








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20140704

cardboard pavilion

20140621

some masks @ SAM





Photos: Dimitris Papanikolaou

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museum sketches: SAM





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20140620

Drink & Draw

While in Seattle, I participated in "Drink & Draw" event where every person had the possibility to draw a live model in a bar. A great initiative! For more information visit the link.

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PINK

*A poem by Maria Toloudi
 
How much pink fits in this world? Maria Toloudi, 2014






















She picked it up,

she carefully wrapped it around her neck,

a French finesse and silky smoothness,

and just like with the rest,

she wanted to tell a lie.

To accept pink truths,

to narrate pink stories,

to touch a pink cheek,

to send a pink rose,

to receive pink letters,

to withdraw into a pink dream.

Suddenly a strong wind blew

and freed up her neck.

She traveled into the heavens, and everybody

rushed to see the pink cloud.

It has been indeed confirmed

by official sources.


More of Maria Toloudi's writings visit her website [link]

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20140619

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Testing construction method for the The Architecture of Public Space, my 3rd design-build workshop at HAEF. To learn more about the workshop visit the HAEF website [link].

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