Curiosity Breadcrumbs

Every month I curate and send out an issue of Curiosity Breadcrumbs, a collection of posts, writings, interviews and musings around a theme that activated my curiosity over that past month. To receive next issues by email, please subscribe here.

Here’s the collection as it builds:

If not art, then what?

If not art, then what?

Valletta 2018 Curatorial School   The Duck / Rabbit I think the Duck / Rabbit could be crowned the mascot of this year’s Valletta 2018 Curatorial School. Sebastian Cichocki, chief curator at the currently nomadic Museum of Modern Art Warsaw was the one who introduced the character on Monday during his lecture on Curating Art…

/ Culture: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 5

/ Culture: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 5

Curiosity Breadcrumbs Issue 5 -/ Culture And Coping With Doing More Than One ‘Thing’. To get subsequent issues by email, please subscribe here.

Time: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 4

Time: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 4

Welcome to Issue 4 of Curiosity Breadcrumbs. An exploration of TIME. To get subsequent issues by email, please subscribe here. Picture above: Félix González-Torres Untitled (Perfect Lovers).

Synchronising time

Synchronising time

A visual artist for whom time is a consistent fascination, Letta Shtohr talks to me about human and universal time, how we synchronise our time to those we have relationships with and why she’s chasing the Aurora Borealis. Letta is currently in Iceland working on her fifth video in the series Now no longer/ now not yet, which…

Travelling is a Mindset: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 3

Travelling is a Mindset: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 3

Issue 3 of my monthly email series: Curiosity Breadcrumbs. This issue is about Travelling as a mindset – a way of thinking that can be embraced whatever our location. Subscribe here.

Back ‘home’

Back ‘home’

I’ve been ‘back’ for over two months now. It feels like both an eternity and no time at all somehow. I can’t say that it has always been plain sailing, yet it feels good to be here and I would not really want to be anywhere else right now. The month I spent at the…

Wandering through the city

Wandering through the city

Looking at ways of grounding the traveller’s mindset in our home towns and cities, I chatted with Shawn Micallef, urban columnist for the Toronto Star, editor and co-owner of Spacing magazine and teacher of urban civic citizenship at the University of Toronto, about the flâneur philosophy, psychogeography and the things you can only discover through walking.…

Living Life as a Research Project: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 2

Living Life as a Research Project: Curiosity Breadcrumbs 2

Welcome to issue 2 of Curiosity Breadcrumbs, my monthly exploration of a theme that has activated my curiosity. This month I delve into the idea of living Life as a Research Project, the act of paying close attention, of observing with a sense of presence, being infinitely interested as a matter of course, always looking…

Courage : Curiosity Breadcrumbs 1

Courage : Curiosity Breadcrumbs 1

Here’s issue 1 of my monthly curated email, Curiosity Breadcrumbs around the theme of Courage. This month I explore the courage to be vulnerable through really putting your hear on your sleeve, talk to Grassy Hopper founder Yasmin De Giorgio about her relationship with courage and link to an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert where she talks…

Putting fear in the backseat

Putting fear in the backseat

Yasmin De Giorgio’s paths of courage One of the people I’m lucky to call my friends, Yasmin De Giorgio founder and CEO of The Grassy Hopper and Theobroma Cacao Collective, is a person who seems to have endless fountains of courage. Armed with an ambitious vision of a business that transforms clients, employees and the…

A sense of home : Gigi Griffis

A sense of home : Gigi Griffis

Surviving (and thriving within) nomadism, from those living without a fixed home In part 1 of this series of interviews I speak to world-traveling entrepreneur and writer Gigi Griffis. In May 2012, Gigi sold her stuff, left Denver Colorado and took to the road with a growing business and a pint-sized pooch. She’s the author of seven guidebooks…

Writing, melancholy and my own hero’s journey

Writing, melancholy and my own hero’s journey

From Brazil I’ve landed in tiny Celle Di San Vito, a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village in Puglia, South Italy. I’m here participating in an artistic residence working on two writing projects and dealing with my Brazil withdrawal symptoms.  I had all kinds of plans to work on my project this morning. To start reading, perhaps writing questions,…

Baobba, Gustavo Tanaka and Open Business (Empresa Livre) in São Paulo

Baobba, Gustavo Tanaka and Open Business (Empresa Livre) in São Paulo

So here I was in São Paulo, fresh (?) from a 14hour flight all the way from Istanbul. All of 10,583 km if the board near Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern is to be believed. I came here with very little knowledge of the place. I had not looked up the sights, I had not learnt any…