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Use your roofs!

Here are some pictures from the very interesting The Guardian photo article about uses of buildings roofs in different cities through the word. How interesting! Roof of City Hall, Chicago (USA), “green” roof Photograph: Diane Cook And Len Jenshel/Getty Images/National

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Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance

“A very interesting way to hear about Frank Lloyd Wright point of view about architecture, modern cities and modern architecture practice! ““Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Want community? Build WALKABILITY

Internet serendipity… I must add FACEBOOK serendipity! I discovered this city planning/community life revival turned website, by this article about the necessity to re-think our western ways of transport for a better life environment and community. If the author doesn’t offer

Does art have a social role?

This can seem a silly question: Art having a social role? What’s the relevance of such a question? Is it its role to have “a role”? And social in more! We can also add “why on earth ART does need to

Happy New Year!

I wish you an inspiring, full of good surprises, open mind and discovers of the others and their cultures. I sincerely hope that 2016 will be more human and more peaceful but for this, we need also to take an

At least a real vision of the (21st century) museum!

This month, I wish sharing with you the vision of the director of National Museums Liverpool, Dr David Fleming OBE. Indeed, this month, on the MOOC pateform “Future Learn”, is starting a MOOC in cooperatin with the University of Leicester and

TRUE STORY, le reflet d’une époque

Je dois admettre que j’ai eu le stress de la page blanche, et tout un processus de problématiques « paraboliques ». Dois-je écrire sur le papier à même le papier le toucher du papier la main sur le papier le

[Chapter 16] In charge of cultural web-mobile for a region, active member of a participation network and blogger; what else? {DE}

Introduction This month, I introduce you Tanja Praske, the lively scientific collaborator in the Bavarian Castles Direction. Polyglot and open, the over-active Tanja is a key person in the German museogeeks group but furthermore to understand how involve visitors and

Time of reflection and doubt

Is the fight only for the winners? Does it worth to fight for ever a still-dead-end or give up is also an acceptble solution for us and by the society? Every searcher (especially the PhD students and, more cruelly, job

{PRESS} Protecting perforning art by restrictions…

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, launched “Busk in London” with the aim to protect and encourage busking in the street. But, when you read thoroughly the “official guidelines for busking in London” they tell us another story…. What says “the

[Chapter 15] Create for following your ideals

Introduction You had the opportunity to discover the creating work of Anne Macairet on cliophile last month. From this meeting is born a new collaboration between Anne and cliophile, occasion now to find every month the creator with a total

A new rubric on cliophile!

This month, not really an edito but a reminder of what you can find on cliophile and on its partner websites. cliophile was born as a reflection blog about museums problematic, when I was student in Public Engagement in 2010.

{PRESS} A new museum will open

  The institution: “The Broad is a new contemporary art museum being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will open to the

{PRESS} England’s museums generate £3 for every £1 of public funding

By Geraldine Kendall, 09.03.15, Article from the museumsassociation.org “Museums in England generate £2.64bn of income a year and employ almost 40,000 people, according to a report published last week by Arts Council England (ACE). Drawing on evidence from three financial

Destroying Culture

What could be the exact definition of “destroying culture”? I mean, we all have ideas or pictures in mind of the lack of culture (from the “no more culture nowadays!” with a quavering voice or “Culture is in loss in our

{PRESS} Shop at the museum

This website is really an interesting idea: group all the cultural products sold in (worldly famous) Museums shops online, on this website, Shop at the Museum! It could seem obvious but, finally, nobody made it before! For the moment, the website

[Chapter 14] Kashif Nadim Chaudry

Introduction Kashif Nadim Chaudry is a based-Nottingham artist specialised in textiles (thread, fabric) shaping. Born in Nottingham, in a Punjabi origin family and graduating at Goldsmiths College in London, Nadim plays with origins, identities and influences. Your studio is in this

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