Birds of a Feather

January 2010

Istanbul and Saint-Etienne

Casting the spell of design in the reinvention of the world’s cities can unleash powerful magic, but it’s not a guaranteed tick in the positive column. Autumn/winter is the season to be merry for the non-profit design biennial, but did the Istanbul and Saint-Etienne events provide convincing answers to the questions they posed?
Vendors with business as usual (necklaces and white rabbits) on the Galata Bridge at the end of the European Capital of Culture year, photo © Walter Bettens
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