On Rapid Response Collecting

I recently got the chance to give a tour of Rapid Response Collecting at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, South Kensington. Rapid response collecting is a quite new addition to the V&A, it was opened to the public in July 2014. The items in this gallery are collected to record notable events in… Continue reading On Rapid Response Collecting

Old Street Roundabout Re-Visited: 5 Inspiring Proposals

Islington City Council has recently announced the longlist for the upcoming renovation of 'The Iconic Gateway' at Old Street, London. The longlist includes incredibly creative design solutions by world-renowned architects and designers for the site in the middle of the vibrant neighborhoods Shroderitch and Hackney. On Islington City Council's website are several documents explaining the project… Continue reading Old Street Roundabout Re-Visited: 5 Inspiring Proposals

A Love Letter to London

Dear London, My love for you kindled years ago, the first time I visited on a cold November day as a child in the 3rd grade. I remember how the younger me, who loved traveling but was always glad to be going back home to Istanbul, was in a silent woe as she got onto the… Continue reading A Love Letter to London

Architecturally Fascinating Exhibitions

As a frequent visitor to exhibitions and galleries, it is always a pleasure to come across art that relates closely to architecture. It is surprisingly common to find architectural connections in artwork, especially in installations and three-dimensional pieces. So in this post, I will be sharing some of my favourite early 2018 artistically-architectural artworks on display in… Continue reading Architecturally Fascinating Exhibitions

The Future of Art: BBC Podcast

FutureProofing is a radio program/podcast on BBC Radio 4 about the future of human existence in every aspect including language, cities, sports, and art. It is an audio 'time machine', as they put it, offering educated guesses about our future. Due to rapid technological advancement, art has evolved to incorporate technology, especially algorithm, to create immersive,… Continue reading The Future of Art: BBC Podcast

England is Mine: The Art of Not Giving Up

I recently watched 'England is Mine', a movie that seemed very relevant to my current life experience. 'England is Mine', directed by Mark Gill, is a biographical movie about the lead singer of the famous 80s British indie band The Smiths. The movie tells the story of Steven Patrick Morrissey before he formed the Smiths and… Continue reading England is Mine: The Art of Not Giving Up