Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

I must say, this year I got a bit lost on what I funded and backed on Kickstarter. Solar power, urban transport maps for Dhaka, relationship movies, magnetic comic strips. Quite a random selection of fun, intriguing, intellectual and useful projects. In this post, I wanted to look a bit more in depth into what […]


Where is Ai Wei Wei? Article from today in the Guardian. (Update: You should really read this article. It says everything and more, which is why I decided to not say anything and just post the pictures here.) 37 days since Ai Weiwei disappeared, arrested by the Chinese police on 3 April in Beijing as […]


There’s not much that I can say better or new about Olafur Eliasson’s current exhibition Innen Stadt Aussen in Berlin (highly recommended and still on until 9 August). But I might add a dimension: the scaffolding behind the objects. The (admittedly shaky) image depicts the construction behind Eliasson’s object Mikroskop 2010 providing a view on […]


The painting shows the Zwitscher-Maschine (Twittering Machine, 1922) by German painter and Bauhaus teacher Paul Klee (1879-1940). As usual, the colours used by the artist can only be acknowledged in seeing the paintings. But I love his combinations of slightly pale, but beautifully mixed colours, with a strong colourful accent now and then. Interestingly, he […]


Moroccan dub

11Dec08

When I arrived in Rabat, I started to look around for blogs where I might find some information on places to go out, Moroccan musicians and artists. I was lucky that I found Culture Maroc. Unfortunately the blog was discontinued in early summer, but I stumbled upon a little pearl of a Moroccan electronic music […]


Today, 9 December, is Aïd el-Kebir in Morocco, the “grande fête”, the celebration of Abraham’s sacrifice by Muslims all around the world. The Aïd is one of the main celebrations of Islam commemoration the willingness of prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael. It is a social fest, with families and friends getting together for […]


I have been travelling a little bit this weekend, wandering Chefchouans beautiful medina and breathing the air of the Rif mountains chain at the ruins of an old Spanish built mosque. Today I arrived at Tanger, the border tozn in the north, new economic centre. Baptised the Interzone in the 50’s, where everything was allowed. I […]