Cooltzine #4 Future Now

International contributors have joined forces to create the pages of zine vol.4 ‘Future Now’. Click on the highlighted name link to find out more about each 2021 zine co-creator. ‘Cooltzine’ vol.4 ‘Future Now’ will be out on 15 May, print copies presented during the cooltXchange weekend (15-16 May) simultaneously in Belgrade, Sofia and London. It will be also available in a digital version for one month after the presentation. cooltXchange is continuation of our hybrid, glocal project that includes production of collectively created zine and an associated event. As of 2021 the zine retains the name ‘Cooltzine’, while the event…

Cooltzine vol.4 Open Call

Cooltsalon invites submissions for the 4th collaboratively created zine, “Cooltzine”, where each page is done by different creatives, professional or amateur, as visual interpretation to the 2021 theme, “Future Now”. Where 2020 presented a collective challenge and posed shifts in the established models, rendering future planning both obsolete and even more necessary than before, we ask what does “going forward” mean now? Can one build while in a state of flux? Or is it a state of suspense and waiting, while the present is the only mode available?  To participate in the “Cooltzine vol.4: Future Now” Open Call, download the…

Cooltzine vol.3 the zine available

Note: the zine has now been archived. Cooltzine vol.3, the zine, is now available for download. If you’re interested in obtaining a physical copy, please read below. Contributors from around the world have joined forces to create the pages of zine vol.3 ‘Changes’. They’ve been asked to work with the same ‘base’ image, interpreting and re-imagining it, making literal changes and reflecting on the contextual ones. You can find out more about the contributors here. The zine was born in 2018, a self-publication curated by Cooltsalon as an accessible exposure platform for creative practitioners at any career stage, the zine…

Cooltzine 3: Screening slot

Four video works will be shown during ‘Cooltzine’ vol.3 (30 May 2020): Canal (11 min 15 sec, UK, 2019; ‘Official Selection’ Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019) psychogeographic essay doc by Chris Penty Errance (5 min 42 sec, France-Serbia) by Clement Bedel, French artist formerly based out in Belgrade, Nothing Looks The Same At Night (8 min 9 sec, UK, 2019) by artist Kazim Rashid, untitled process (1 min 52 sec, Austria-Bulgaria, 2020) a new video piece by Vienna-based visual artist Daria Tchapanova, made especially for the event, in response to this year’s topic of changes. Each screening will be followed by a…

Cooltzine 3 fully digital

The full schedule can be downloaded here. On 30 May Cooltsalon will unite for the third time several countries and cities in a one-day simultaneous exhibition and creative conference, ‘Cooltzine’; the third edition’s topic is Changes. Participating cities this year include Sofia, Belgrade, London, Vienna, Berlin and Paris with speakers joining relevant panel discussions, but without hosting venues due to reformatting of the event as purely digital, in line with the health and safety regulations surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Once again, the zine of the same name will also be available during this simultaneous international event. The associated self-publication is…

Cooltzine #3 Changes

Contributors from around the world have joined forces to create the pages of zine vol.3 ‘Changes’. They’ve been asked to work with the same ‘base’ image, interpreting and re-imagining it, making literal changes and reflecting on the contextual ones. Right click on each thumbnail image above to find out more about each 2020 zine co-creator. ‘Cooltzine’ refers to the annual international event, as well as the associated self-publication (zine), curated by us as an accessible exposure platform for creative practitioners at any career stage. The zine is also Cooltsalon’s first tangible asset, moving beyond the shared online space. The content…

Cooltzine project: going forward

We have all entered an unwritten chapter, but we’re in it together. When Cooltsalon grew as a platform and network, it was to strengthen collaboration, solidarity and unity, and to highlight how similar we are, in fact, from city to city, country to country. We: the creative practitioners, the curators, the researchers, the producers, the change-makers, the urban dwellers. We’re monitoring closely the updates surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on our industries, with the wish to have the planned conversations still take place on 30 May, and rolling out a fully online version seems very likely. The very concept of ‘Cooltzine’ is build upon digital interactions and…

Third edition of Cooltzine

On 30 May 2020 Cooltsalon will unite for the third time several countries and cities in a one-day simultaneous exhibition and creative conference, ‘Cooltzine’. Once again, the print zine of the same name will also be available during this simultaneous international event; the third edition’s topic is Changes. The associated self-publication is curated by Cooltsalon as an accessible exposure platform for creative practitioners at any career stage and the pages are created from Open call submissions. Participating cities this year include Sofia, Belgrade and London, with confirmed hosting venues, one of Sofia’s newest multipurpose creative and co-working spaces, KO-OP, and…

Cooltzine 3: “Changes”

Cooltsalon now accepts submissions for vol.3 of the collaborative zine, “Cooltzine” – a self-publication curated by Cooltsalon as an accessible exposure platform for creative practitioners at any career stage – which is to be presented at the third simultaneous exhibition event in May 2020. To apply, please download the following assets and email your responses to partycooltsalonbg@gmail.com by 14 January 2020. http://tiny.cc/ldofhz The brief: Taking the ‘mother image’ (which you can download from the link above) as starting point, please offer a visual interpretation of the subject of “Changes”. Submissions are accepted in photo, illustration and text medium (or mix…