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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Is there any internet working? -What are you wondering? Isnt not Christmas!


_Paddy (IRL) loses his phone, its a Samsing. If you find it, please return it to the info point. He was ooking at it the whole night and was really tired this morning while serving the breakfast...

Hi! I’m looking for my lost soulmate. He used to reside in the pocket of my trousers, and he has the most awesome skill of storing my money, cards and condoms. He’s brown, though with a green tinge. His insides are as black as his soul and hes got purple piercings round his pointy parts. His name is Paul Smith. Please help me find him! Reward: love.



Thanks, Matt Lambert

...and found

_ The Elf Olwye Green (IRL) ‘s bag was found @ the Sankies this morning. Waiting at the info point for you. _bunch of stuff are waithing for peaople to get them back like: badges, hoodies, socks

PAVLE (SER) WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW, IF ANYBODY HAVE ANY Giulia’s com- REALLY CLEAN plain of the FLUFFY MAT day TO LEND “I dont like this chair.” HIM, OR PILLOWS FILLED ONLY WITH DUCKS FEATHERS, be pleased to bring that to the info point. If you have a cotton bag with it, its of course better.(Olga cheers you)


TONIGHT : 2 lectures starting at 6pm in the aviary, one from Paul Idden, a famous guest speaking, and the other one by Christin, an EASA participant, who will speak about an essay he wrote. .

(dirty of course),


Tonite is gonna be an amazing full meat dinner called: SPITEROAST/ HOGROAST. So, watch out and fill your stomach with meat, enjoy a NOT SPICY MEAL for once, and get the taste of “over cooked” rice far from your mouth.




WE ARE BACK! NO YOURE NOT IN A DREAM GUY S... Maybe still angover, maybe tired from your first workshop day, maybe on the moon because of your crazy night… but anyway, what youre reading right now, that shit of paper in your hands, yeah it is. You know what i mean, dont tell me that you wasnt waiting for it. Even in your deepest dream, your face starving on a dusty floor, your squeezed brain asking for onyl one drop of water, wondering why this guy next to you is snorring so loud, you was waiting for it. And for you people, for you general culture, for your information, for your next chatting girl, we will give you what your waiting for.

Umbrella is back. Dont thanks us, just adore us. And enjoy your reading. Allright, everybody s well arrived, registration was smooth and easy, train ‘n planes were on time, and Downtex was found . Bunch of new people are here for the first time, new nc’s, new participants, new tutors… even if these last ones werent really differenciated by the badges they received. But anyway thanx to Andreas from Sweden, who cares about that, and mades some. You can actually, if youre a tutor, get one at the info point. For this fisrt British issue, im gonna give you a quick look about who sleep where, as i remember. First, i do know that Irish people are sleeping in the 200 sleeping place, with Serbian people, Switzerland, Italy, Armenia, Cyprus, Greece and of course, the famous Finnish team. Dutch team are

sleeping in the second floor, next to the window to breath fresh air, in order to keep healthy skin. But.. Im wondering something... Who the hell is sleeping on the first floor? Whos the batteam who survived at celling falling apart, at toilets without water, at a space without any windows?? These people are maybe the cleverest actually, being in your bed listening to Dj Alex Maxwell, 24 meters from the bar, what else do we need?

Umb.. REALLY? Yes, really.

U M B R E L L A N e w s p a p e r @ g m a i l . c o m

Dr Dashorst Manchester review

Our good friend Marten Dashorst from Rotterdam agreed to write for us. Stay tuned for the next episodes!

A city is defined both by its public buildings and its public spaces. When properly executed, these two elements will add up to something larger than the sum, creating a vibe that is hard to put in words, but easy to experience on-site. That is why, for example, Meier’s MACBA in Barcelona is so impressive, and not just another white building; it is the spatial experience, the dialogue it has with its surroundings that the specific is. The Empire State Building in New York is on street level just another skyscraper, but once you are up on the viewing platform, you understand the special relationship it has with the city, as if it were protecting it from any harm done to the city. “Manchester is proud of its buildings. They reflect in many ways the unambiguous nature of the Manchester Man and his traditional hardheaded approach to the facts of commerce or adventurous structures in the city there is a hard core of fine, sturdy and competent buildings, some of which could certainly be termed elegant.”1 This is not a recent writing; it was penned down in 1969, almost 40 years ago. It gets even better: “The great periods of individualistic building it seems are over and everything that contributes to the architectural scene today must become an integral part of the total urban fabric.”2 These two quotes breathe an air of optimism often seen in texts of that time. Society could still be constructed and the city was an open playing field. Now, 40

years later, walking around in Manchester is an ambiguous experience. On the one hand you perceive a city with a clear idea and imago of itself, but on the other hand in some places it feels more like a city of objects rather than a city where the connection of spaces and places, and the routes through them make for a pleasant stay - for visitors, it is easy to get lost in the city centre. The buildings I have described here all have a more or less public function. Some of the projects are redevelopments of older, industrial-era structures, some are completely new within a redeveloped context. One has already been refurbished itself. Some have been designed by world famous architects, while others were drawn by local ones. One is not even really a building. All projects however, attempt to accomplish the same objective: to be, through their physique, programme and use, an addition to the public and urban framework of the city of Manchester. Some surprisingly succeed, and some inevitably fail. It is not always the buildings fault though. The context of Manchester is a specific one, and the relation the city has had with public space a troubled one. [to be continued...]


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