The First Moscow Biennial of street art — ‘Plastic world has won’

A few years ago a biennial of young art took place at Art Play design factory, which, unexpectedly for me, some French street artists attended. There was one of my favorite artists among them, Zeus, notorious for his sharp image

/ By Igor Ponosov

The First Moscow Biennial of street art — ‘Plastic world has won’

A few years ago a biennial of young art took place at Art Play design factory, which, unexpectedly for me, some French street artists attended. There was one of my favorite artists among them, Zeus, notorious for his sharp image

/ By Igor Ponosov

REVS’ Underground Autobiography

This article by Hannah Frishberg originally appeared on Urban Omnibus. *** “To Joe Public: You might be askin’ yourself right now, what is this shit…what is this all about? Its about a kid who is just livin’ his life and tellin’

/ By Partizan

REVS’ Underground Autobiography

This article by Hannah Frishberg originally appeared on Urban Omnibus. *** “To Joe Public: You might be askin’ yourself right now, what is this shit…what is this all about? Its about a kid who is just livin’ his life and tellin’

/ By Partizan

Gandhi

A short interview with Gandhi, a collective from St. Petersburg about their socially-oriented street art, and themes of feminism, tolerance, and non-violence. ***   Under what name / nickname you work? Gandhi. We use the name of Mahatma Gandhi consciously, because we

/ By Partizan

Gandhi

A short interview with Gandhi, a collective from St. Petersburg about their socially-oriented street art, and themes of feminism, tolerance, and non-violence. ***   Under what name / nickname you work? Gandhi. We use the name of Mahatma Gandhi consciously, because we

/ By Partizan

Right to the City: São Paulo DIY Games

In October 2013, we traveled to Brazil to participate in the 10th Architecture Biennale of São Paulo and organize a workshop parallel to the event. The exhibition and workshops highlighted different forms of creative grassroots activism, and demonstrated how communities

/ By Partizan

Right to the City: São Paulo DIY Games

In October 2013, we traveled to Brazil to participate in the 10th Architecture Biennale of São Paulo and organize a workshop parallel to the event. The exhibition and workshops highlighted different forms of creative grassroots activism, and demonstrated how communities

/ By Partizan

Irony Curtain: Art, Identity and Politics

The lack of reaction to our first post seems proof of what we were thinking: not being sensational elicited almost no reaction. This is a war of words and information with a lack of objective reporting, but not simply that. In this

/ By Partizan

Irony Curtain: Art, Identity and Politics

The lack of reaction to our first post seems proof of what we were thinking: not being sensational elicited almost no reaction. This is a war of words and information with a lack of objective reporting, but not simply that. In this

/ By Partizan

Road Signs: Francesco Garbelli

Milanese artist Francesco Garbelli has been working outdoors since the mid-1980′s. Although he is relatively unknown, his art precedes similar urban interventions of contemporary street artists by about 20-30 years. The works with road signs are particularly interesting for us because of

/ By Partizan

Road Signs: Francesco Garbelli

Milanese artist Francesco Garbelli has been working outdoors since the mid-1980′s. Although he is relatively unknown, his art precedes similar urban interventions of contemporary street artists by about 20-30 years. The works with road signs are particularly interesting for us because of

/ By Partizan

Is Anarchy the New World Order?

Text of J. Shantz’s “Anarchy Is Order: Creating the New World in the Shell of the Old.” In the midst of our Irony Curtain series about propaganda, media and information wars, and discussing anarchy as alternative to the global system,

/ By Partizan

Is Anarchy the New World Order?

Text of J. Shantz’s “Anarchy Is Order: Creating the New World in the Shell of the Old.” In the midst of our Irony Curtain series about propaganda, media and information wars, and discussing anarchy as alternative to the global system,

/ By Partizan

The Street Art of Paulo Ito

In São Paolo, we were lucky to spend time with street artist Paulo Ito, who introduced us to Brazilian street art, and many of his incredible works. We find Paulo’s work particularly intense and beautiful for its strong commentary about

/ By Shriya Malhotra

The Street Art of Paulo Ito

In São Paolo, we were lucky to spend time with street artist Paulo Ito, who introduced us to Brazilian street art, and many of his incredible works. We find Paulo’s work particularly intense and beautiful for its strong commentary about

/ By Shriya Malhotra

Provo and the 1966 White Bicycle Plan

Roel van Duijn founded the anarchistic Provo Movement in the 1960s in Amsterdam. He has served as a member of the district council in Amsterdam for 30 years, and became a vice-mayor in the 1970s. He is currently a writer,

/ By Partizan

Provo and the 1966 White Bicycle Plan

Roel van Duijn founded the anarchistic Provo Movement in the 1960s in Amsterdam. He has served as a member of the district council in Amsterdam for 30 years, and became a vice-mayor in the 1970s. He is currently a writer,

/ By Partizan

Hacking the City

Hacktivism is at the intersection of ideology and activism of computer hacking. It comes from a word formulated in 1996 by members of the hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow. The basic idea was to hack computer networks and

/ By Igor Ponosov

Hacking the City

Hacktivism is at the intersection of ideology and activism of computer hacking. It comes from a word formulated in 1996 by members of the hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow. The basic idea was to hack computer networks and

/ By Igor Ponosov