London 2012 Festival

27 Dec 2011 For the first countdown event of the London 2012 Festival partygoers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will receive a special digital extra to add to their celebrations. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is using @thistimeofyear to bring a piece of London 2012 Festival art to Scotland’s capital to mark the moment that the Olympic and Paralympic year begins. Partygoers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Edinburgh residents and visitors to the City will be able to download a specially created App from the Hogmanay website: The app uses augmented reality technology, to deliver a virtual surprise created by Michael Craig-Martin, one of the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic poster artists.


The first Istanbul Design Biennial

The first Istanbul Design Biennial, to be held in 2012, will be co-sponsored jointly by four leading companies of the creative sector, two of which are Eren Holding and VitrA. Until 2012, symposiums, workshops, exhibitions, and similar preliminary events will be organised during the preparation stage. The first event within this framework, the International Istanbul Design Symposium, was held successfully at Kadir Has University on December 2 and 3.


Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie : les dix romans finalistes de l'édition 2011

Retenus parmi quatre-vingt-douze romans, dix ouvrages finalistes du Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie ont été sélectionnés. Le jury, présidé par Lyonel Trouillot (Haïti), désignera le lauréat parmi les dix finalistes au mois de septembre et devrait se réunir à Tunis, à l’occasion de la Foire internationale du livre de Tunis, pour procéder à la remise du Prix.



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