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Video of the Week XLII – Besti Flokkurinn

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OK, so this one is doing the rounds at the moment, so pretty much old news, and it’s not really about architecture and design either – but just so funny, especially given that they are a ‘real’ party, who actually contested the recent¬†Reykjavik¬†City Council elections, and won 6 of the 15 seats. Read More

Video of the Week XIV: Free Avone

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Here is a concept, as presented by¬†Graffiti Research Lab, that I quite enjoy. Of course, it isn’t exactly original, and Wellington architecture has seen its fair share of projected imagery, from the poppies on parliament by our own RSA to ¬†body moving¬†at Te Papa. Thus, I guess it must be the ever so slight frisson of illicitness that makes this seem more enticing – and, perhaps, the real-time¬†spontaneity¬†and the awareness that for your audience, this is a also a spontaneous urban intervention – not one that is scheduled in your summer city calendar between the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and the Beat Girls performing at the Dell. There is potential here to really say/achieve something however, and that is the motive behind GRI, who¬†want to provide graffiti artists with the tools that would allow them to compete with corporate advertisers to get their message across. Somehow I think the¬†bicycle¬†mounted virtual spray can won’t replace the real bomb anytime soon…

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