category: Gazette

2013: A Year in Gaffes

4:18 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

2013 was a transitional year for Malta, and it felt like it. When it began, few people had smartphones; now, everybody does. Some people weren’t connected via social networking; now, Maltese people use LinkedIn. A few people didn’t even own any part of Malta; now, Malta tagħna lkoll. However, while a lot of things evolved throughout the …


Capturing A Space Between Worlds

3:58 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

Kris Micallef is the architect of his own underwater kingdom, a fabled little place constructed from floating gymnasts and golden specks. But he is not going to tip you over a cliff to see his world. Instead, he invites you to Blitz, where his creation comes to life through a photography exhibition under the name of REGNVM.


A Cure For The System

3:53 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

A couple of weeks back, I watched my parents as they stood staring quizzically at the bathroom wall, deciding where to position the new medicine cupboard. I tried to understand why they were so preoccupied with such a trivial logistical issue, only to realize that their conundrum was a legitimate concern.


Black Magic

3:09 PM, Wednesday 24th September 2014 POSTED BY

A couple of weeks ago a video went up on the Facebook page called ‘Daqshekk ghall-Immigrazzjoni Llegali [sic] f’Malta’, showing a group of black people beating another bunch of black people accused of witchcraft. This culminated in a group burning, with those running to get away from the fire beaten back into it with a certain glee …


Thoughts on an Architectural Condition

9:42 AM, Thursday 11th September 2014 POSTED BY

Does Malta have an architecture that is representative of our time? Malta is saturated with architecture. Building sites have become a permanent visual feature within our collective perception. Yet with all that is being built and modified, we are rarely ever permitted the time to stop and comprehend what is developing before us, why certain architecture exists …


The Pecking Order

7:45 PM, Saturday 6th September 2014 POSTED BY

The thorny issue of hunting and trapping in Malta is one that seems to elicit strong emotions and fiery tempers while ignoring key facts and foregoing unbiased judgement. As the liberals bank on celebrity endorsements and heartstring pulling images àla PETA to get their message across, and the traditional attempt to use custom and The Maltese Way to …


Goodbye Plato, Thanks for the Memories

7:30 PM, Saturday 6th September 2014 POSTED BY

Art school is a whimsical, exciting place for those who enter through it’s gates, yet once you find yourself at the exit you realize that your mind is significantly more confuzzled than it was initially. For some, the looming thought of unpromising career options, if any, is a frightening and relentless concern that poses devilishly on their …