Curator and architect Carlos Betancourt creates exhibitions rich in content and beautiful, if ephemeral, spaces. His serious approach to every project makes him one of the most respected professionals in this field, with concepts ranging from contemporary art to literature. (in Spanish)
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BY MIGUEL BUENROSTRO
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 20, 2013
Miguel Buenrostro talks about his inititive for making Tijuana a better place for locals and tourists. Either by encouring arists and architects to recreate abondoned spaces ("DIY Urabnsim") or documenting the poorer areas to raise awarness, his efforts have contirbuted to the overall well being of Tijuana by transformring it into a cultural hub with a slowly reviving economy.
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"Presentation of the Day" on October 23, 2014.
Forever Weird, and Not So Clear
"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"
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"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.
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@ VOL 8
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Sweden's first design museum
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@ VOL 59
ON MAY 18, 2017
Today Stockholm is unique in not having an independent design museum. In the late 19th century however, there was a museum project intended to become something like a Swedish V&A. It was the Applied Arts Museum of Svenska Slöjdföreningen (today known as Svensk Form), started in 1872. Art historian / curator Svante Helmbaek Tirén takes us through the history with 20 slides…
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