Spontaneous Interventions

Design Actions for the Common Good
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

Spontaneous Interventions, the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at last year's Venice Biennale, now comes to the Chicago Cultural Center. Curated by Cathy Lang Ho, the exhibition is devoted to the growing movement of architects, designers, artists, and everday citizens who act on their own initiative in order to bring improvements to the urban realm, creating new opportunities and amenities for the public.

Cathy Lang Ho explains: “Our goal is to use the exhibition as a framework for understanding a larger movement, in which citizens all over the world are devising and implementing clever, low-barrier urban interventions to make their cities more inclusive, sustainable, pleasurable, and safer.”

As an updated version of the Venice presentation, Spontaneous Interventions now showcases 84 projects at the Chicago Cultural Center, supplementing the most recent local projects. To coincide with the exhibition, an outdoor living room will be set up at Chicago's Millenium Park, serving as outpost and venue for exhibition-related programs. The exhibition's resource room provides the visitor with further reference, including Gestalten's Urban Interventions and Going Public.

Read Cathy Lang Ho's full statement on Sponataneous Interventions and other essays.

Urban Interventions

Personal Projects in Public Spaces
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
The first book to document the next quantum leap in artistic work now hitting public spaces.
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Going Public

Public Architecture, Urbanism and Interventions
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
The creative revival of public space.
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Slinkachu

Little Big Men
Posted by Lina Kunimoto—07/2010

You never know what original trickster Slinkachu has got up his sleeve,
but chances are that it's microscopic in a big way. The London-based

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Julius von Bismarck

Public Image Unlimited
Posted by Gestalten—03/2010

Artist Julius von Bismarck reached infamy with his spectacular mass media weapon, The Image Fulgurator, but his objects, installations and urban interventions defy snappy simplification.

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Laura Keeble

For the Love of Art
Posted by Gestalten—05/2010

When Laura Keeble refers to herself as "someone who does stuff," she means a hella lot of cool stuff: spectacular urban interventions, thought-provoking public installations, and cheeky sculptures.

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COTTONCAKE

Amsterdam
Posted by Gestalten—03/2015

March Shop of the Month

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The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

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Recent Book Releases

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Let's Go Out Again featured on The Guardian. "Feast your eyes – some of the most unusual and spectacular restaurant interiors around the world."

The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

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