Tag Archives: Valletta

The Creators Project

1:11 PM, Tuesday 19th May 2015 POSTED BY

“Moving on to the new, Halycon have released a demo of a song called To the End. If you like your music rough then you’ll like this band. They’re simply a bunch of post-pubescent punks and there’s no harm in that. This is a band I’m keeping an eye on, however, because there’s something about them that …


The City of Nostalgia

1:40 AM, Tuesday 3rd February 2015 POSTED BY

Walking into Valletta, one is borne upon the current of bustling suits, briefcases, shopping bags and cameras. The scenery: a river of faces avoiding glimpses of acquaintances keeping with the steady beat of rubber soles slapping the ground and the occasional clank of metal being assembled in the shape of modernity. Yet take a left turn around …


How Valletta’s Reaction to Street Art Betrays Institutional Decrepitude

10:49 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

Did you know that Valletta is the European Capital of Culture for 2018? This is a status given to a city to celebrate its unique culture, and a chance to regenerate its culture to compete on an international level. Valletta attained this remarkable bid on the back of a massive City Gate regeneration project and riding on …


The Catalyst

9:50 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

‘Our goal was to state clearly, through a symbolic, emblematic act, that culture in Europe needs to be one of the strengths in the construction of Europe.’ – Jack Lang, Former French Minister of Culture, Creator of the European Capital of Culture


A School to Enrol In

2:31 PM, Wednesday 8th October 2014 POSTED BY

About a year back, I started receiving packages from places unrelated to me in any way – I got a package from Taiwan containing some earrings, I got a package from Wales containing a blazer and a dress (Monsoon brand), and other such assorted international goods. While I was sure, at first, that these packages were nothing …


Viva Malta u l-Maltin: Chapter II

5:10 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

‘Oi Ton!’ thundered a voice three meters away from its intended recipient. You could see the hair on the back of Tony’s neck remain as motionless as the hulk it grows on. Xejn.


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 …


Rock, Paper, City

7:22 PM, Saturday 6th September 2014 POSTED BY

With the City Gate and new Parliament building well underway, Renzo Piano’s mission to give Valletta a facelift has attracted all sorts of criticism. However, whether being about the blue party/red party political faction issues or urban planning points of contention that have surrounded the project, the dialogue has only been going around in circles, with plenty …


(De)Memorialising Malta’s Heroes

7:19 PM, Saturday 6th September 2014 POSTED BY

[On the mutual negation of art and memory]