Texts

Street Art as the Art of Action

According to popular view, street art evolved from American graffiti. But this is incorrect, except for some forms like street logos (where artists substitute their nicknames with logos), which became popular in Europe in the late 1980’s. Long before, there

/ By Igor Ponosov

Street Art as the Art of Action

According to popular view, street art evolved from American graffiti. But this is incorrect, except for some forms like street logos (where artists substitute their nicknames with logos), which became popular in Europe in the late 1980’s. Long before, there

/ By Igor Ponosov

Russian Pasha 183

One of the last comments on our Russian website is Pasha’s. He wrote: “Thank you for the great report.” For that report, we decided to remove the photograph you now see above, so as not to show Pasha’s face, but

/ By Partizan

Russian Pasha 183

One of the last comments on our Russian website is Pasha’s. He wrote: “Thank you for the great report.” For that report, we decided to remove the photograph you now see above, so as not to show Pasha’s face, but

/ By Partizan

Decapitalizing Public Space

Street art is as transient as life itself; it often disappears as quickly as it appears. This ephemeral nature gives the work a freedom, spontaneity, and playfulness seldom reached in other, more lasting forms of art. With street art, a

/ By Partizan

Decapitalizing Public Space

Street art is as transient as life itself; it often disappears as quickly as it appears. This ephemeral nature gives the work a freedom, spontaneity, and playfulness seldom reached in other, more lasting forms of art. With street art, a

/ By Partizan

Public Art a la Belorusse

I recently visited the Belorussian city of Gomel and was inspired by its wonderful public art. In Moscow, we tend to think in terms of art-districts and public-art programs, but in Gomel, which is typical of a post-Soviet city, art

/ By Igor Ponosov

Public Art a la Belorusse

I recently visited the Belorussian city of Gomel and was inspired by its wonderful public art. In Moscow, we tend to think in terms of art-districts and public-art programs, but in Gomel, which is typical of a post-Soviet city, art

/ By Igor Ponosov

Impressions of the Year

Last year was an important one for Russian society and our community of street artists. This is a list of the ten most interesting projects, artists and events of 2012.   People’s Creativity and Ingenuity A DIY ramp found in

/ By Partizan

Impressions of the Year

Last year was an important one for Russian society and our community of street artists. This is a list of the ten most interesting projects, artists and events of 2012.   People’s Creativity and Ingenuity A DIY ramp found in

/ By Partizan

Intervention Instructables

The internet is a treasure trove of inspiration and ideas for art activism, interventions and participatory urbanism. On a recent online dérive, I found a bunch of resources with ideas and examples to inspire even the best (or the most

/ By Shriya

Intervention Instructables

The internet is a treasure trove of inspiration and ideas for art activism, interventions and participatory urbanism. On a recent online dérive, I found a bunch of resources with ideas and examples to inspire even the best (or the most

/ By Shriya

A Day With Occupy Sandy Recovery

This text is a re-post of John Burkhart’s experience volunteering in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. Maybe the most interesting thing about Occupy Sandy (“a coordinated relief effort to distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by

/ By Partizan

A Day With Occupy Sandy Recovery

This text is a re-post of John Burkhart’s experience volunteering in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. Maybe the most interesting thing about Occupy Sandy (“a coordinated relief effort to distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by

/ By Partizan

Urban Interventions Moscow

This book by Alena Zaytseva was created as her final project at Strelka institute in 2012. 100 copies were printed and freely distributed among friends and people interested in street art and tactical interventions. The book consist of three main

/ By Make Make

Urban Interventions Moscow

This book by Alena Zaytseva was created as her final project at Strelka institute in 2012. 100 copies were printed and freely distributed among friends and people interested in street art and tactical interventions. The book consist of three main

/ By Make Make

Mike Lydon: Tactical Urbanism for Urban Replanning

Tactical Urbanism is a term used to describe a new movement of place-making and change-making in cities around the world. It is also the title of a publication that promotes these ideas of immediate, short term improvements and changes in

/ By Shriya

Mike Lydon: Tactical Urbanism for Urban Replanning

Tactical Urbanism is a term used to describe a new movement of place-making and change-making in cities around the world. It is also the title of a publication that promotes these ideas of immediate, short term improvements and changes in

/ By Shriya

Objects: Russian Street Art is Dead

Using new mediums and tools,  artists fill streets and public space with their works, thus creating a kind of open-air gallery in our cities. Objects, a series of 3 books by Igor Ponosov, provides an overview of the birth, evolution

/ By Igor Ponosov

Objects: Russian Street Art is Dead

Using new mediums and tools,  artists fill streets and public space with their works, thus creating a kind of open-air gallery in our cities. Objects, a series of 3 books by Igor Ponosov, provides an overview of the birth, evolution

/ By Igor Ponosov