Posts Tagged 'Activism'

Street Art Files: Gandhi

This is the first post in the series of short interviews with uprising street artists from the post-soviet territory. Gandhi, a collective from St. Petersburg respond to our typical questions about their socially-oriented street art, and themes of feminism, tolerance, and non-violence.

/ By Partizan

Street Art Files: Gandhi

This is the first post in the series of short interviews with uprising street artists from the post-soviet territory. Gandhi, a collective from St. Petersburg respond to our typical questions about their socially-oriented street art, and themes of feminism, tolerance, and non-violence.

/ 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

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

Velo Vyksa: Cycle Sharing as Public Art

Public art festival Art Ovrag, organized by the United Steel Company to ‘improve’ quality of urban life, was held for the third year in the small town of Vyksa near Nizhny Novgorod. Well-known street artists and muralists from across Russia and

/ By Igor Ponosov

Velo Vyksa: Cycle Sharing as Public Art

Public art festival Art Ovrag, organized by the United Steel Company to ‘improve’ quality of urban life, was held for the third year in the small town of Vyksa near Nizhny Novgorod. Well-known street artists and muralists from across Russia and

/ By Igor Ponosov

The Fight for the Melnikov House

Moscow’s historic urban landscape has been under attack ever since Mayor Luzkhov disastrously re-constructed buildings in what he saw as improvements, and ultimately also led to his wife being one of the richest women in the world. Now preservationists and

/ By Partizan

The Fight for the Melnikov House

Moscow’s historic urban landscape has been under attack ever since Mayor Luzkhov disastrously re-constructed buildings in what he saw as improvements, and ultimately also led to his wife being one of the richest women in the world. Now preservationists and

/ By Partizan

Public Space Magic

The 5th Delai Sam had great workshops about creative interaction and public space: Brad Downey taught us how to spontaneously reconfigure everyday objects into public sculptures that convey humor, irony and a sense of play in the city. Artur Van Balen showed us how to make

/ By Shriya

Public Space Magic

The 5th Delai Sam had great workshops about creative interaction and public space: Brad Downey taught us how to spontaneously reconfigure everyday objects into public sculptures that convey humor, irony and a sense of play in the city. Artur Van Balen showed us how to make

/ By Shriya

What Should Happen to the Old Sint Nicolaas Lyceum Building?

From November 23rd to December 3rd, 2012 we lived in the former Sint Nicolaas school building as participants of the Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, the largest forum for alternative, experimental and non-commercial art in the Netherlands. As an underground arts

/ By Shriya

What Should Happen to the Old Sint Nicolaas Lyceum Building?

From November 23rd to December 3rd, 2012 we lived in the former Sint Nicolaas school building as participants of the Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, the largest forum for alternative, experimental and non-commercial art in the Netherlands. As an underground arts

/ By Shriya

Vítek Masare: Prague Cycling Advocacy

In today’s interconnected world there is no obstacle for dialogue and exchange between people and cities. One doesn’t have to rely on books or theory; know-how and examples of best practices are accessible within a few clicks. Delai Sam (DIY)

/ By Shriya

Vítek Masare: Prague Cycling Advocacy

In today’s interconnected world there is no obstacle for dialogue and exchange between people and cities. One doesn’t have to rely on books or theory; know-how and examples of best practices are accessible within a few clicks. Delai Sam (DIY)

/ 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

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

Evan Roth: Hacking and Popular Culture

Evan Roth is a researcher, artist and hacktivist whose work creates open source tools that promote empowerment and free culture. He uses the ethos of a hacker to challenge systems, whether in code or in the city. He recently won the

/ By Shriya

Evan Roth: Hacking and Popular Culture

Evan Roth is a researcher, artist and hacktivist whose work creates open source tools that promote empowerment and free culture. He uses the ethos of a hacker to challenge systems, whether in code or in the city. He recently won the

/ By Shriya