Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018
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Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018

To launch a new season of Six Pillars we mark the current London Design Biennial running until 23rd September at Somerset House, with 40 countries, cities and territories exhibiting under the theme Emotional States. Dance, hashtags, sound art, new technology and desert sand are among the mediums used to explore emotion in the usually more … Continue reading

Consumerism in Iran – Photos
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Consumerism in Iran – Photos

Cambodia-based photographer Thomas Cristofoletti photographs what he sees as evidence of the rapid growth of commercial ideologies in the theocratic state of Iran. On his website, beside some lush photos of scenes of shopping and use of technology in Iran, he quotes former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he said “Thankfully we are already witnessing … Continue reading

Alphabet Acrobats
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Alphabet Acrobats

به افتخار روز جهانی گرافیک —————————————— “What’d it be like if the characters of the Persian script replaced the characters that perform in a circus?” We’ll tell you what it would be like, it would be like Charlie Chaplin’s own moustache had run off to start a career of his own, and he’d love that! … Continue reading

Artist Focus: Nemo Ghasemi #IranUKSonics
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Artist Focus: Nemo Ghasemi #IranUKSonics

As part of our #IranUKSonics residency running until Dec 20th, we feature a series of interviews with each of the five selected participants. Nemo Ghasemi Tafreshi, also known as Bluesy Guy, is an award-winning blues guitarist, electronic musician and song writer from Iran. Originally from Tehran with a background in film scoring and sound design, Ghasemi … Continue reading

Composing in Space: The Tactile Poetry of Farhad Fozouni
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Composing in Space: The Tactile Poetry of Farhad Fozouni

Farhad Fozouni, Tehran [0002] Poetry, Tegel, Installation, 2012, Left to Right Exhibition, BerlinFarhad Fozouni is a leading figure in the contemporary Iranian graphic design with an international reputation and impressive list of accomplishments and recognitions. (1) Fozouni dares himself to get out of his comfort zone for the sake of creating new aesthetic experiences and … Continue reading

Closing Party Tonight – ‘New Player’s New Roles’ Exhibition
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Closing Party Tonight – ‘New Player’s New Roles’ Exhibition

For tonight’s closing party we begin with a discussion at 7pm between participating graphic designer Maral Pourkazemi, curator Aser el Saqqa of Arts Canteen and the curator of New Players New Roles, Fari Bradley. Not having writing extensively about the show, instead allowing interpretations from Indian arts writer Rajesh Punj and leaving the curation and … Continue reading