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….

Open Call: Cooltsalon Facebook page takeover

Do you have an idea for an online project and/or content? Do you want our Facebook page to be your playground and a platform through which to present your ideas? We’re accepting proposals for curated Facebook content aka “Facebook page takeover”: managing Cooltsalon’s Facebook for 1 week, during which it could serve as your “gallery” for an online exhibition / a “diary” documenting some specific research/topic / or a communication channel for an interactive project, actively involving our followers through dialogue and/or game. Each “takeover” will last 1 week (Thursday-Wednesday) in August. Deadlines for proposals submission – 16:00 BST /…

Frange d’interferenza project

Starting 4 th June, each Friday for the next 4 weeks Cooltsalon’s Instagram will be documenting the progress of Frange d’interferenza, a new land & sound art project from our collaborator Luca Serasini (Cooltzine vol.1, vol.4) and Massimo Magrini (Bad Sector). The project will culminate in a live video performance for our Instagram mid-September (exact date TBA) Frange d’interferenza (Interference fringes) merges astrophysics and art. It is a site-specific project around the VIRGO laser interferometer in Cascina, near Pisa, built to detect gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a consequence of the theory of General Relativity, published by Albert Einstein in…

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 by 14 January 2020. 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…

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)