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    ART & CULTURE

    When Bricks Become Art. Nathan Sawaya, The Brick Artist.

    His global touring exhibition The Art of the Brick has broken attendance records and was rated as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions” by CNN. His production has been critically acclaimed, shown in major art institutions throughout the world since 2007 and held in prominent public and private collections. He is the author of two bestselling books and has collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga and Jonathan Coulton. We

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    TECHNOLOGY

    Algoriddim, Game Changer

    Karim Morsy is difficult to „label“.  Musician (he started playing piano aged 4), computer scientist (he studied simultaneously at the University of Music and Performing Arts and at the University of Technology Munich), DJ (his beats were records-based and made the Munich nightlife in the 90s bearable and fun)… He performed at DJ battles and mastered the art of the so called turntablism, the usage of gramophone as a music

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    TECHNOLOGY

    IED students “Shiwa” presented at the 86th Geneva Motor Show

    Shiwa this is the name of the new challenge leading to the future that the Turin Istituto Europeo di Design together with Quattroruote presented as a world preview at the 86th Geneva Motor Show (Hall 5 – n.5032 ). SHIWA (4,700mm long, 2,000mm wide, 1,500 high and with a 3,660mm wheelbase) is a noiseless zero emissions self-driving vehicle with four seats and four electric motors integrated in the drivetrain. Shiwa – a

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    FASHION

    Experience Fashion: AMFI Triptiek 2016

      Triptiek is an annual AMFI project involving the entire second-year class, over 270 students from all around the world. At Het Sieraad on 3 February a synergy of design, branding and management students presented ten unique brand concepts through exciting 3D installations and a visionary fashion show, giving a glimpse of the icons of 2025. Aerial view of Triptiek 2016. Photo by Alex Grolleman. After a two-and-a-half weeks of working

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    DESIGN

    MONEY MONEY MONEY

    What is the actual value of money? What is the (added) value of graphic design on coins and banknotes? How do these designs literally shape the image of money in contemporary society? And what is therefore the position of designers in this society? These questions form the base of Valuable Design: an on-going research project initiated by graphic design office Multitude and independent design researcher Lisa Goudsmit in 2014. This

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    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Cocooning

    „I consider photography as a way to canalize my emotions“… By making photography into art, Marcus Schaefer is pretty much an edgy guy, creating surrealistic never-never lands and telling bizarre stories through his pictures. Marcus finds beauty in everything, taking inspiration from both the streets and nature. „Wabi-sabi is a Japanese form of aesthetic that is sometimes described as one beauty that is imperfect. “ Things, that seem to be

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    ART & CULTURE

    The Depths of Loneliness – Interview with Sokar Uno

    Inhabiting the impenetrable grey area between reality and surrealism lies the work of Sokar Uno. This German artist interprets all of the problems of life, his experiences and encounters and puts them onto the canvas. His paintings deal with the difference between loneliness and beauty. He shows this relationship by using human subjects to make it easier for the viewer to understand the point he is making. He recently showed

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    ART & CULTURE

    Moving People: The Power of Art House

    “Using art as a weapon against apathy,” Amsterdam-based art collective >Power of Art House creates cultural works intended to contribute to discourse in society. Taking over public spaces, the group of designers, entrepreneurs, producers, and creative thinkers thrust controversial social issues and current events into oft-indifferent faces. The artistic think tank’s most recent project sees 10,010 miniature 3D-printed refugees take to the streets, park benches, bus stops, walls, and windowsills

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    ART & CULTURE

    Absolut Art reaches out from Stockholm to Berlin

    Absolut Art is a sponsored initiative that partners with local curators to provide an online platform for artists to sell their work to a global audience, and after already successfully establishing itself in the Swedish capital, next month it will be reaching out to Germany.       Launching on November 26th at www.absolutart.com/de, the Berlin edition of ‘Absolute Art’ will see the project working with veteran curators Francesca Gavin

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    ART & CULTURE

    Applications Now Open for a David Lynch MA in Film

    Whatever you call him – master of the surreal or creator of the mind-bending – his directorial aesthetic is so distinct that one instantly knows that they are watching a David Lynch. Colour, dreams, montage, abstraction, disquiet, complex, inexplicable; the Lynchian style – “a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such a way as to reveal the former’s containment within the latter”

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    COLOGNE - CULTURE

    Galerie Boisserée

    Gallery Boisseree was founded in Cologne in the year 1838, and presently shows art of the 20th and 21st centuries on two exhibition levels, notably graphic art and paintings after 1950, as well as contemporary art. The gallery focuses on original graphic technique as well as works on paper, and binds art dealership with gallery activity in the contemporary art field.

    AMSTERDAM - AT NIGHT

    SkyLounge

    The panoramic view from the rooftop lounge and bar of the SkyLounge – which has an excellent vantage across the city of Amsterdam – makes this a unique and trendy spot for locals and tourists.

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