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Joni Taylor
08 Oct 2008
Berlin
MEGASTRUCTURE RELOADED continues the long-term research and exhibition project Utopia Revisited, which includes workshops, symposia, publications and exhibitions throughout Europe. As well as having new artists reinterpret Utopian structures, there are the original plans and drawings by Archigram, Archizoom and Superstudio. It's located in the old Berlin Mint.

Architecture / Exhibitions
01 Sep 2008
Berlin
And anyone wanting an update on the “dismantling” of Berlin’s Palast der Republik can still take a look at the live webcam before it's gone forever. While the Senate talks of the “urban gap” that the Palast created, I wonder what they would call it now? Check out the website… proving that demolition can be a spectator sport.

Architecture
20 Aug 2008
Paris
An exhibition being held at the Arsenal architecture gallery in Paris. A good overview of the necessary (and exciting) sustainable building practices in a city that is experiencing redevelopment on a large scale.

Architecture / Exhibitions / Sustainability
17 Jul 2008
Germany
This "land art" exhibition takes place in Germany's largest former brown coal mining sites, located between the city of Dresden and the Polish border. Artists Rupprecht Matthies (Hamburg),Joanna Rajkowska (Warsaw) and Bertram Weisshaar (Leipzig)have all contributed site specific works.

Exhibitions
26 May 2008
A Pre-emptive History
Anywhere
Winy Maas of Dutch Architect studio MVDRV and Grace LA conducted a workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. The results are Skycar city , a city in the near future where vehicles can fly.

Books
26 May 2008
Berlin
CABAN UNNOS: IT’S NOW-OR-NEVER invites artists and other participants to collaborate on building a one-night-house in Berlin during the NEW LIFE BERLIN Festival in June 2008.
The project is conceived and developed by the Sheffield-based art group No Fixed Abode.

Architecture / Art + Activism / DIY / Homebrew / Exhibitions
24 Mar 2008
Creativity and Enclosure in the Cities
Rotterdam
Two days of workshops, discussions, walks, presentations, installations and screenings that articulate approaches and experiences around the contentious nexus of culture and urban regeneration in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London, Glasgow and Barcelona.

Architecture / Art + Activism / Events
12 Mar 2008
Mexico And Guatemala
Border Film Project is an art collaborative that distributed disposable cameras to two groups on different sides of the U.S.-Mexico border - undocumented migrants crossing the desert and American Minutemen trying to stop them.

Art + Activism / Public Projects / Social Practice
06 Mar 2008
call for videos
Australia
Australasia 2008 C-M.TV: Media Arts Network is a curated new media web site in the context of global change. A "glocal" response to events that are happening around the world. The site is looking for content for upload. Issues include carbon counting, climate change, social networking, weather and 'live' data aesthetics…

Calls
20 Jan 2008
Online collaborative project
Anywhere
Following 2 months of transnational conversations, the TRANSIT LOUNGE began on the 16th Jan. 15 artists, scattered across 5 cities, have begun a furious exchange of ideas via email, skype and online forums. An ongoing residency and collaboration project between Australia and Berlin, which culminates at the Transmediale 2008. Initiated by Free Soil guest blogger Katie Hepworth (Sydney) and Miriam Mlecek(Berlin).

Architecture / Events / Public Projects
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FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment. We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product, from production to utilization, and not just what they see in the stores. Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product's life influences the environment and ourselves.

Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers, a website, and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to inform people about alternative food systems and local food movements. The wrappers are disseminated throughout the food chain by piggybacking on oranges. Information will be carried through the food system and into the hands of consumers. The wrapper holds information on a variety of aspects concerning food movements, transport and urban farming. Get your daily dose!

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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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