penccil: This was 2017
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The penccil year in review is a project selection for 2017, this year curated by Mario Gagliardi. Selecting 3 projects each in the areas of art, design, architecture and photography, Mario shows projects which make a difference: Artefacts, images and concepts which express a concern for the issues and problems of our world and inspire us to see things from a different angle.

Art: Romuald Hazoumé Kader Attia Wang Luyan
Design: Dana Callam Natascha Harra-Frischkorn Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff
Architecture: Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux Anne Romme Piet Blom
Photography: Vincent Fournier Naoya Hatakeyama Jean-Yves Lemoigne
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Vincent Fournier
Vincent Fournier, a photographer from Burkina Faso, offers a poetic glimpse into the world of global robotics laboratories. His view of robots is not conforming to stereotype: Here, they are fragile, imperfect, searching, and profoundly lonely.
Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff work on the borderlines of art and design and present an ironic antidote to facebook: The facebox, an artifact to rehabilitate social network geeks. facebox provides everything former social network addicted persons need to reactivate their social skills.
Romuald Hazoumé, an artist from Benin, makes masks out of discarded petrol canisters. He says: "We need to understand that we have the same problems all over the world on different levels. We all take up this “Coca Cola” culture, which makes us unaware of our own culture."
Kader Attia´s installation "Ghost" is a powerful artistic statement of human suffering.
Today the connection between the land of the suburbs and the dinner table of the city has almost disappeared. The Spaceplates greenhouse by Danish architect Anne Romme makes local food production again possible.
Small, simple, and educational: Circuit by Dana Callam inspires kids to experiment with and learn about electricity.
Natascha Harra-Frischkorn makes a smart shelf with minimal material.
A look back at visionary Dutch architect Piet Blom, who was convinced that "architecture serves the people, not the other way around".
Chinese artist Wang Luyan, born 1956 in Beijing, deals with the artifacts and mechanics of war and politics.
Naoya Hatakeyama is using photography to preserve moments of "controlled destruction". Made in the detached style of a scientific documentation, her images are fascinating as well as terrifying.
Architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux deal with the architecture of spectacle and the massive investments needed for hosting a World Cup. Their project "Casa Futebol" offers a concept for the reappropriation of the stadiums built for the World Cup in Brazil, colonizing the external facades. In Brazil, the lack of housing is estimated at 5.2 million homes. They also propose the "Qatar World Cup Memorial", a tower made ​​of concrete modules each representing a worker who died during construction.
Jean-Yves Lemoigne depicts uniformly masked, anonymous figures in finely crafted, yet disturbing photographic paysages. Who are these figures? Shadows, puppets, alter egos, agents, terrorists? He says: "In this standardized society, man himself becomes standardized, anonymous.”
Francesco Vezzoli: Antique not Antique
Nature morte/Nature vivante
The gilded castle
The Heavy Palace
Arte generativo
Reactive Space
Omnidirectional microphone
Rudolf Belling
Calatrava : Sculptures
CoBrA Magazines
PIXelated Cube
The e-scooter Boom
Jonathan Ive leaves Apple
Street Life Tokyo
Abstract Form
Essential Water
The Venice Pavillon
Collaborative City Planning
Generative Botany
Creative Changemakers & Future City
The Persona Project
Dreaming of Skyscrapers
Blacker Box
Bones, Stones, Sticks, & Stones
Stories of the Future
Alessandro Mendini 1931-2019
Terror Architecture -18th Century Prisons
Kunio Makaewa
Pieter Bruegel
Digital Biology
Territorium: Ars - Techne-Krafts-Cosmovisión
Future City - Fashion, Food, Transport
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Hoi An
worlds of planet earth
WRECK--Regeneration Experiment of Wasted Daily-use Ceramics from Chaozhou, China
The loft bar
Low cost urban transport
AI assistant
Hybrid urban scooter
Omnidirectional Speaker
Multifunctional tableware
An organic structure for bikes
Stories of You
S tables
Mechanical Suprematist
Immersive sketch
One Hundred Thousand Games
Art Driver
Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities
Painted by Time
City Garden II ´Spaces´
Charles Tassin
Cutting the edges
serpentine 2017
Functional Pasta
Wayne Sorce: Urban Color
We Ar
Coffee maker
Mapping Reality
Untitled Project: Honda CB77 Superhawk
The wall
Green Architecture…. Is it blessing or curse!!
Vico Magistretti