Category Archives: Istanbul

LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Robin Styba

Name, City Robin Styba, Toronto What do you do? I’m a conceptual artist. My photo-based works are constructed performances displayed as filmic stills. I use the camera as a paintbrush to play between painting and documentation. Placing myself into narratives, … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Dav[id Hubner]

Name, Age, City Dav[id Hubner], 30, Linz What do you do? Brand/Logo/Corporate Design. (And everything CMYK) How would you describe your life? I really like the parts of my life that involve design, travelling, seeing new places and getting to … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Joanna Bojda

Name, Age, City Joanna Bojda, 22, Poznan What do you do? Recently I finished my BA in Art History and now I’m starting an MA programme in Art History and Philosophy. My major interest lies in Japanese and Korean visual culture as well … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet Hichem Kherbachi

Name, Age, City Hichem Kherbachi , 20, Algiers What do you do? I’m a graphic designer/digital artist from Algeria. I’ve got three years of experience and started to work as a graphic designer for advertising agency JWT . My specialty … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet ellen cherry

Name, Age, Country ellen cherry, 36, United States What do you do? I’m a songwriter, performer & composer How would you describe your life? I’m a collector of stories and a lover of historical stories.  My work is to find new ways to … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL 2011: Meet DJPatrickD

Name, Age, City Patrick Duval, 49, Paris What do you do? I’m a DJ (DJPatrickD), sound engineer, photographer & IT manager. How would you describe your life? Metropolitan, urban, entertainer, good life. What do you expect to find in Istanbul? Fun, … Continue reading

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LET’STANBUL Experimental Art Festival 2011

From 9-15 September, Istanbul will form the main stage for the 2011 edition of the LET’STANBUL Experimental Art Festival. For one full week, 15 creative professionals from all over the world will use the city’s streets and public spaces to … Continue reading

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Resident participation: benefit or threat?

Go to any international conference on urban development and resident participation will probably be on the agenda. In the past years, the involvement of local people in urban regeneration projects has become a hot topic debated by policy makers, practitioners … Continue reading

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“Haydarpaşa trainstation belongs to us!”

Exactly one week ago, a destructive fire at Haydarpaşa trainstation shocked Istanbul. The station, located on the Asian side of the city, opened in 1908 and has since formed the most important Eastern gateway to Istanbul. In the past few years the … Continue reading

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Europe in desperate need of a soul

“Europe has a heart, but not a soul.” Ferenc Miszlivetz, professor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and one of the speakers at the Istanbul Forum of the ‘A Soul for Europe‘ initiative, is convinced that Europe is soulless. “The political … Continue reading

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