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

The Photographers’ Gallery: Exhibitions in Conversation

Photography is an artform that inherently captures time and expands a single moment to eternity. Although all photography is a record of an instant, the feeling of time, movement, and authenticity vary immensely according to the technique used. The vast difference between the current and the previous photos on display at The Photographers' Gallery illustrate… Continue reading The Photographers’ Gallery: Exhibitions in Conversation

Winy Maas Lecture at the Bartlett

On Wednesday evening, I attended a public lecture by Winy Maas at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Winy Maas is the 'M' in 'MVRDV', the world-renowned Dutch architecture firm famous for its unprecedented designs all over the world as well as thought-provoking proposals for experimental projects. Needless to say, the lecture was very interesting both because of… Continue reading Winy Maas Lecture at the Bartlett

RIBA Sterling Stories 2017

On a Thursday evening a few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the RIBA Sterling Stories event. This event takes place prior to the announcement of the Stirling Prize winner of the year, and consist of presentations of the 6 finalist architectural projects. It was my first time attending an event related to such… Continue reading RIBA Sterling Stories 2017

Open House London: The City Hall

The City Hall in London is a truly iconic building sitting gleefully by the Thames River at More London. It is (literally) a tilted silver egg - a truly astonishing and inedible one. The building is a vortex drawing the audience from the bottom level upwards. The spiraling ramp rolling through the whole building offers… Continue reading Open House London: The City Hall

5 Places to Find Inspiration in London as a Design Student

London is a vibrant city bursting with cultural events all over its streets! As a student traveling on a budget, it is surprisingly easy to find awe-inspiring events, exhibitions, places to see WITHOUT SPENDING A PENNY! London is one of the cities that attract an incomprehensible number of tourists every year. It’s cosmopolitan, it’s iconic, it’s… Continue reading 5 Places to Find Inspiration in London as a Design Student