With climate change an undeniable threat, will arts festivals have to reassess their reliance on air travel?
The poet travelled to 66 countries and left traces of each one in his poetry.
Pan Am: History, Design & Identity, a new book by Matthias C. Hühne, retraces the distinct design history of the defunct Pan Am airlines.
Back in the 1930s and ’40s, during the height of the Great Depression, artists designed posters for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to encourage travel to national parks and other tourist sites in the United States.
Charles Lang Freer and Ernst Herzfeld and are two names most people wouldn’t recognize, yet both men were extremely instrumental in shaping the West’s perception of Asia.
Last week, we all got a little jealous when we heard that the creative agency ThinkPARALLAX gave its employees $1,500 each and an extra day off to travel the world in search of inspiration. “As owners of a creative agency, we’re always thinking about how to inspire creativity,” a blog post by the firm’s founders read. “Rather than send employees to conferences or a local museum, we thought, what if our whole team is ‘forced’ to travel to a place they’ve never been, to immerse themselves in a new culture and gather inspiration?”
LAUGARVATN, Iceland — I came to Iceland at the beginning of August for a month long stay at Gullkistan, a residency for creative people in Laugarvatn (pronounced something like Lurrahgahvaht-n) in southern Iceland. The residency fell into my lap and was perfect for what I wanted. As much as I love New York, I wanted to spend a month in a setting that couldn’t be more different — I wanted sublime natural beauty, peace and quiet, relaxation and simplicity — a reset button for myself. Gullkistan was an ideal answer.
Artists Stephanie Rothenberg and Dan S. Wang’s Beijing-based Journey West Travel Office is both performance and installation, a blend of “fake real” that explores tourism, mass culture and “the aesthetics of America’s parking lots.”