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

How to test drive ideas and problem solve in a group? Cooltsalon invites you to get hands on and take part in a 2-day session known as design sprint (DS), workshopping new skills and tools that you’d be able to apply in real life. It comes as a way to practice design thinking, further developed as a standalone methodology by the likes of David Kelley (founder, IDEO) and Jake Knapp, and you’d be surprised how widely it’s applicable: from brand agencies launching new products to medical laboratories and recruitment departments. It is useful for anyone who works in a team…

cooltXchange 15-16 May 2021

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 author participates with one page, interpreting „Future Now“. For the first time this…

“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)