The (Temporary) Cuban Pavilion existed at the Venice architectural Biennale, for a short time in 2006. On Monday 16th October, the French Pavilion, which was called METAVILLA, was turned into the Cuban Pavilion with full permission and support from curator Patrick Bouchain and all invited participants who were living and working out of the space during the ResidentMETA workshop. […]
Read more "The Cuban Pavilion at Venice 2006"
As part of the #CheerForPeaceEXPO exhibiton in Curitiba, Brazil. A short presentation at 5pm of films about different artistic projects in Ireland, Spain, France, Italy… The talk will be broadcast live on the #CheerForPeaceEXPO NET TV channel on Bambuser. The archive video will be made available after.
Read more "#CheerForPeaceEXPO – day 5; ART – Artistic spaces and processes for social change"
Irish eco architect Duncan Crowley will give his talk at 5pm (9pm Irish time) in IBQP, the iCities node in Curitiba, Brazil on Friday 8th of August 2014. The talk will be broadcast live on the #CheerForPeaceEXPO NET TV channel on Bambuser. The archive video will be made available after. He is part of the […]
Read more "#CheerForPeaceEXPO – day 5; FOOD – Eco Urban talk with Irish architect Duncan Crowley"
An amazing day happened on Sunday 15th of June 2014 in Vila Torres, Curitiba, the day before the city saw its first of four world cup games. Vila Torres is the most central and oldest of the many underprivileged Favelas of the city. Its a tough existence here, people with next to nothing do what […]
Read more "On the eve of World Cup in Curitiba, Opera came to the favela of Vila Torres"
Clube Brasileiro de fans de Asterix (Brazilian Asterix fan club) started in Curitba on Sunday the 8th of June 2014. There was an attempt to have the first “informal gathering” in Saint Patrick Pub Curitiba, but it was closed. So we went for BarBaran Ucrânia, which was open according to its facebook page. Got there […]
Read more "Clube Brasileiro de fans de Asterix (Brazilian Asterix fan club)"
In 2003 Duncan Crowley participated in the “Eco city Banja Luka” project in Bosnia. Only a few years earlier, this part of the world was in a horrific civil war, which saw the break up of the old country of “Yugoslavia”. The project was set up by the EASA network. Different workshops happened and the […]
Read more "Eco city Banja Luka, Bosnia, 2003"
“Le petit cinema” (the small cinema) first came into being in Roubaix, Lille, France in July 2004. Roubaix, cette chose etranger peut etre serai une des choses plus interessant dans tous la monde, cest pour vous et votre endroit. Roubaix; this strange thing could be one of the most interesting things in all the […]
Read more "Le petit cinema (the small cinema) Roubaix, Lille, France 2004"
Happy “National Day of Mathematics” to all those in Brazil, or Brazilians elsewhere, or lovers of maths in general. I was not aware of this sacred day in Brazil until a friend passed on the news this morning, the joys of social media. Maths Rocks!!! A BBC article outlines the days origins: Brazil’s odd passion […]
Read more "Happy “National Day of Mathematics” to all those in Brazil, remembering ϕ"
Today was my first day visiting a favela (shanty town) in Brazil, it was part of an extremely interesting walk: Padrões da margem do Rio Belém (patterns on the banks of the River Belem) which was led by Curitiba artist / urban adventurer Goto. The walk was one of the 6 organised for the JANES […]
Read more "Remembering “Dublin Green and Blue wander”, 10 years on"
“The day the political landscape changed forever“, was how Fritjof Capra referred to events of N30, Tuesday 30th of November 1999, in his book The Hidden Connections. He was referring to the day when 1000´s of global justice activists came together and succeeded in shutting down the first WTO talks in the US using (mostly) […]
Read more "N30: The day the political landscape changed forever"