Not Another Online Event – Workshop Outcome

In such a heavily digitised world, why are digital events still not delivering to their full potential? Following Cooltsalon’s own practice in the field of hybrid and multiplatform events, this autumn we teamed up with Life Design Circle to deliver a one-day session further investigating the value and impact of online events today, to develop group ideas on how these could be more aligned with our wellbeing. Specifically, we were focusing on cultural-creative events. We wanted to engage with cultural events organisers and attendees alike, to find out why we “get lost in translation” when transferring offline experiences to online….

Test new way of problem solving, sign up to Design Sprint

UPDATE: New dates! September 11 and 12. Those who have already signed-up for May will have their slots automatically reserved for the new dates – further communication via email will be provided. How to engage audiences online? How to test drive ideas and problem solve collectively? Anyone who somehow engages with cultural events, can feel the impact of this digital shift – whether you’ve been a guest to a virtual exhibition or had to move your festival to a VoD platform – and can put forward ideas about making these into more shared and collective experiences. We invite you to…

cooltXchange 15-16 May 2021

Programme links:  Downloadable programme schedules per location: Sofia , Belgrade , London Our fourth collaboratively created zine, Cooltzine, will be released on 15 May during the cooltXchange weekend (15-16 May) simultaneously in Sofia, Belgrade (co-curator Zeren Oruc, iksvyart) and London (co-curator Amy Jackson) The 2021 theme is “Future Now”. Pages are created by 24 contributors – from Indonesia to Bulgaria – participants in the Open Call announced December last year, and selected by Cooltsalon and invited international committee – Vasil Vladimirov (Be Duende, Bulgaria), Francesca Ricci (multidisciplinary visual artist and writer, Italy/Spain) and Zeren Oruc (iksvy art, Serbia/Turkey). Every…

“The Invisible Enemy” exhibition

Cooltsalon is hosting Shahar Tuchner’s solo exhibition The Invisible Enemy, 27 June-10 July: right here, on our website. Initiated and curated by the artist himself, it’s a ‘viral’ project: appearing and populating different sites, emulating the coronavirus. The content will become ‘live’ on the homepage on Saturday, 27 June, 17:00 UTC. The exhibition consists of works from different years before the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic, which are relevant to this period of social isolation and the new day-to-day behaviour that we all need to adopt and act upon, as well as new works created during this time. The artworks range in…

Creative Walks

One of Cooltsalon’s projects in 2015-2016 was series of “Creative Walks”: guided group walks through a specifically designed route that would introduce participants to lesser known spots (and the people running them) in a specific urban neighbourhood. The “Creative Walks” in Sofia had 3 editions: ‘Creative Walk – Lozenets’ (December 2015), ‘Creative Dog Walking’ feat. Doglar (January 2016) and ‘Creative Walk – Women’s Market’ (January 2016)