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Koolhaas remmed with Interruptions in the city of Damascus weeks ago after lecturing his works upon disciples – we thank Suhad for the picture / more on manifesting a newer self to a non-self, on Damascus and the third republic of Syria – soon.
You can read here bits on delicious architects in the new buffet city of Damascus.
More Koolhaas pictures with Noise, Fluffy and Suhad here.
Ok, here is how I’ll put this – COME, .. TWICE!
27 celebrates the work of Yaghmour Architects projected as a personal encounter of life, architecture, material, homeland/s and “what comes in between”.
Facts and information are of no relevance here – but I’ll ctrl+c and ctrl+v what Rula announced on 27′s Facebook event page.
Gallery 27 I ٢٧
A Gallery for the Works of Yaghmour Architects , celebrating our new offices overlooking Amman.
تجسيد لعلاقة المعمار بالأرض و الضوء و الحجر ما بينهما من ظلال متغيرة، لتضفي تجارب متنوعة ما بين البدايات و المجاورة و الوطن. ما بين الأفكار المتعددة بترابطها و تضاربها. ليلخص المعرض مسيرة سبعة و عشرون عاما من خلال عشرة مشاريع ترمي بظلالها على ما حولها، ليمثل كل مشروع تجربة مختلفة عن الأخرى، لتغني ما بعدها و لتثبت اننا بحاجة للاستفادة و التعلم يومياً
A physical embodiment of the experiences of an architect, his acquaintances with land, light, stone and what comes in between if ever changing shades and shadows, of connected and disconnected ideas. This gallery exhibits the experience of 27 years through 10 projects that project their shadows to their surroundings, to enrich what comes after, and remind us of the necessity of everyday learning.
The Gallery’s Opening Hours : 10:00 am – 6:00 pm , everyday except for Saturdays and Fridays.
and is on till the 31st of March.
No More. But – we ‘commercial’ others, giving back the support we were once given.
Since we no longer review – here I attach SAF 2010 Press release forwarded to me by Rasha Shaath.
SAF, in partnership with HSBC, cooked a mature SAF for 2010 having conversed over months which were many resulted in a “wealth of answers we (they) received – which – grew and branched out revealing a solid understanding of the importance and the role that art plays in Jordanian Society”. The SAF aims to facilitate the buying and selling of art paralleled with efforts to connect artists with wider-public and collaborations to document artistic processes.
In addition to local galleries, SAF will exhibit works under ‘special themes’: The Art of Conversation, Collection, a Story and the Archetist (which I would’ve personally named Archist – or neither.) SAF will also present a lecture series and include an art bookshop, design store, cafe and lounge .
SAF’s new website is cool, so I didn’t upload the 60MB pictures – rather I encourage you to loads kbs at their own virtual expanse.
Since we ‘found this out’ we couldn’t lay it on – as to publicly announce and denounce this ‘something’ that had, awkwardly, for the past few years been widely identified as an experiment which influenced a humble, yet progressive notions in Jordan in terms of architecture, art, design, culture, research, experimentation and critique – but most importantly have inspired people, things – and us.
Interruptions rang within the city of Amman and echoed in neighboring Damascus, Beirut, Egypt – and extended internationally with contributors from all over the world and even lately celebrated in Denmark by displaying an installation made out of Noise Edition at Rum46 art space and have influenced friends in Germany to start a similar project, Blaupaus. The Network have also attracted tens of thousands of views from over twenty countries and Banana Edition has been downloaded over 5000 times and viewed almost ten thousand times. A total of 6000 copies of the different publication released by Interruptions were distributed for free in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon with copies sent to Egypt, Turkey, Dubai, UK, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Vienna and the US. (two recently given to Rem Koolhaas, few leaked to Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Library, some at Rum46 Denmark and few smuggled into London’s Tate Modern.)
For the past years, Interruptions had raped standardization, invented and killed one hundred ways of doing things and built an idiomatic parameter which it stayed true to. Now Interruptions abstracts itself into an idea which may be resurrected anytime in a different shape, content or structure. But for now it rests and it thanks the you/s, since Interruptions’ followers were a sum of individuals with interruptive tendancies.
We thank you. We thank everyone who supported us – mainly: (in chronologic order) Dr Rami Daher, Ali Maher, Khalid Hattar (Safir Press), Ahmad Humeid + Syntax, Ola Khalidi + Makan, Amman Institute + GAM, HE Mayor Omar Maani, Fadi Ghandour (Aramex), Khalid Nahhas, Raed Asfour + Masra7 al Balad, Madian al Jazirah (Books@Cafe), Ruwwad, AbdulSalam Akkad (Aramram) and many others..
We thank our friends, the Interruptionists our contributors, our collaborators, sponsors, followers and everyone who had the spirit.
and of course Team Awesome (++) who, together, were Interruptions peek: Ahmad Sabbagh, Ali Musleh, Dina Haddadin, Hadi Alaeddin, Nour Bishouty, Rula Yaghmour, Yazan Baggili and myself, Khaled Sedki
Happiness is Universal.
on behalf, Khaled Sedki.
My team and I in the Design Strategy program in CCA are doing an online survey on music experience. Its simple and won’t take much of your time. The information you provide is valuable to our research. Information is only for our use and is not to be made public. Click on the link to start
Our friend, Thorbjørn Christiansen of Rum46, reprinted and installed spreads of Interruptions Banana and Noise Editions at Rum46 space in Denmark.
Rum46 started as a non-profit exhibition space for contemporary art in 1995 – initiated by students from the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, Denmark. Today it is run by 6 members with backgrounds from [...]
from Nour Bishouty
to Khaled Sedki
date Mon, May 3, 2010 at 7:07 PM
subject Beirut on the Hour
Sedki, I wrote this for Interruptions blog, would be cool to have some photos of the trip with it too. Feel free to modify the timings if you know better. let me know what you think.
How was the workshop by the way?
Call me lata alligata
2:00pm: B-Team meets at the Sedki residence
2:30pm: Driver arrives
2:30pm: 6 suitcases and 200 copies loaded
3:00pm: B-Team depart
3:00pm > 11:00pm:
B-Team eats yummy turkey and cheese sandwiches prepared by C.
B-Team sings Fairouz, Tony Hanna, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Michael Jackson, and Hit Me Baby One More Time
B-Team prays for a safe pass of 200 copies loaded in the trunk
B-Team gets lots of beautiful stamps all over their passports
B-Team is saved by N (in this case myself), on Jordanian-Syrian Borders, whose prettiness captivated 2 soldiers.
B-Team owns a Lebanese number
11:30am: B-Team lands in Hamra, Beirut
12:00pm > 1:00pm: B-Team has it’s first Beiruty meal
1:00am > 2:00am:
B-Team looks for a place to stay, not a single room available.
B-Team gets a Presidential Suit (apparently the only thing available) at an expensive hotel. While B-Team members N and O crash at Rania’s.
10:30am – 1:30pm: B-Team runs another search for a less expensive place to stay.
2:00pm: B-Team checks in at The White House.
2:30pm: B-Team heads to Karantina; visits The Running Horse, B018 and Bernard Khoury’s*
B-Team eats at Nando’s somewhere along the hours.
8:00pm – 11:30pm:
B-Team meats with Raafat, Yasmine and Haig at Dynamo, goes into some serious discussions over Almaza and Araq.
N, supported by Haig and Raafat, sings with Ali.
12:00pm – 1:30pm: B-Team eats at Yabani* REALLY good sushi.
1:30pm: B-Team heads to Gymaizi. and what happens in Gymaizi stays in Gymaizi.
4:00pm: B-Team goes to bed.
10:00am – 12:30pm: B-Team heads to Karantina again; visits Beirut Art Centre: Homeworks and broke into a guy’s home in search for Bidoun Library but finds it closed and leaves 3 copies by the door. (more like on the door)
1:00pm – 3:00pm: B-Team eats lots of yummy fish and lebanese maza and Aaraq.
3:00pm – 11:00pm: B-Team is BLOATED.
6:30pm – 9:00pm: B-Team arrives at Art Lounge Karantina, met some awesome people and enjoyed a small launch and left LOTS of NOISE copies.
9:30pm – 10:30: B-Team Visits Central*
10:30pm – 1:30: B-Team enjoys an awesome performance by Zeid and the Wings.
10:00am: B-Team eats last breakfast in Beirut.
11:00am: B-Team departures to Damascus.
2:30pm: B-Team meets the Sedki’s and enjoy a great meal of mloukhiye, lasagna and chicken with mushroom and a delicious home-made blueberry cheesecake.
3:00pm – 9:00pm: B-Team is bloated again.
4:00pm – 6:30pm: B-Team enjoys a walk through old Damascus with sedki and does last-minute souvenir shopping.
6:30pm: B-Team heads back to Amman.
*Bernard Khoury was a fundamental ingredient upon which decisions were made.
*Yabani is a Japanese restaurant designed by Bernard Khoury.
*Central another restaurant / bar designed by Bernard Khoury.
D finds 51 Porsches.
B-Team learns about Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.
B-Team gets accopmanied by a stray cat for over 5 minutes in Beirut, and negotiate asylum to Catatonia.
K,Y,C,D and N spend a lot more than planned budget.
SYNTAX and Al-Balad Theater present:
“The New (Type)face of Amman“
Tues 27 July 19:00 – 21:00
Al Balad Theatre, Jabal Amman
German type-design rising star Yanone will be telling the story of his Amman typeface, created for the Amman Municipality’s “Amman Brand” project in collaboration with SYNTAX.
The result of this project is now FF Amman, marketed worldwide by FontShop, as one of largest bilingual font families ever.
Amman is probably the first Arab city to get its own typeface. The Amman typeface is now starting to appear all around Amman, on signs, posters and ads. It will become one of the city’s recognizable visual features.
If you’re a designer, design student, design and art lover or a Amman enthusiast, we’d love you to join us for an interesting presentation and discussion.
Yanone will also preview the 15-minute film he has shot during his current visit to our city.
Design Road is a road that takes a group of European Designers and artists from different disciplines to several countries in an attempt to bring together the creators of the European design and other designers and artists from different countries.
It is intended that the road passes through countries where local designers seeking opportunities for improvement and updating of their skills in order to give new support that will help them in playing a wide variety of design issues in their countries and always with the reference of the European design.
For more information, workshop details or online applications visit http://www.creativedialogue.net/
بمبادرة من جمعية الحوار الخلاّق في برشلونة و بدعم من المركز الثقافي الإسباني ، السفارة الإسبانية و وزارة الثقافة الإسبانية .
و بالتعاون مع نادي المبدعيين في مدريد و إتحاد المصممين في برشلونة ( فاد )
بدأ مشروع درب التصميم، و هو عبارة هي رحلة يقوم بها المصممون و المبدعون الإسبان من مجالات عدة إلى مدن مختلفة في الشرق الوسط و هي :
عمان – دمشق- المنامة
بقصد تبادل الخبرات مع غيرهم من المبدعيين من تلك الدول ، معاً في حوار خلاق مبدع
http://www.creativedialogue.net/ لمزيد من المعلومات و للتسجيل في ورشات العمل يرجى زيارة