The Pulse of the City: Culture Lab Detroit 2018

Insight into the Motor City's future with consideration for the past

This past week signaled the onset of Culture Lab Detroit—the annual series of events that magnify the pulse of the city. Organized by Jane Schulak, the organization’s director, and led by community-engagement specialists Ingrid LaFleur (former mayoral candidate and current artist and activist) and Bryce Detroit (entertainment justice activist and founder of Detroit Recordings Company), guests–including life-long Detroiters, visitors, artists, musicians and press alike—converge on …

Symposium Stockholm 2016: Doug Aitken

We speak to the artist about technology, social media and art, and where they all meet

This past weekend saw the tech-savvy city of Stockholm host the second edition of Symposium Stockholm, a “festival of ideas” started by Spotify’s Daniel Ek and founder of At Night Management, Ash Pournouri. As part of the Symposium, the two-day Brilliant Minds conference gathered entrepreneurs, artists and tech creatives to talk about collaborative creativity. Among the speakers were Cool Hunting favorite Doug Aitken, whose work …

Filmmaker Doug Aitken Goes “Station to Station” Across the United States

62 one-minute films chronicle various artists' spontaneous creativity from NYC to SF

In 2013, artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken hopped aboard a train that he himself turned into a kinetic, nomadic light art sculpture and made his way from NYC to San Francisco. Across those 4,000 miles, Aitken was joined by world-class artists—from Patti Smith to Beck, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer and William Eggleston—and set into motion 10 pop-up exhibitions along the way. The ultimate result, “Station …