Fact and fiction: Assassin’s Creed and cultural learning

Cleopatra on top of the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Discovery Tour mode. Image captured by WalterSobchak19. Screenshot: Assassin's Creed: Origins, Ubisoft

How much of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, set in ancient Egypt, is factually based? Can any cultural learning come out of playing it? This author leaps off the cliffs of Memphis to find out.

Oskar Schlemmer: The Teacher Who Made Designers Dance

Oberer Schlossgarten | Konrad-Adenauer-Straße Triadisches Ballett Oskar Schlemmer 1922. Stuttgart - Neue Staatsgalerie / Fred Romero from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

This article is dedicated to the German artist and teacher Oscar Schlemmer and his bright ideas on how to explore space and our own body through performative practises.

The Boboli Obelisk – A Monument in Motion

Florence, Boboli Gardens, Boboli Obelisk in front of the Palazzo Pitti (2010). (© Txllxt TxllxT / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0)

The movement of an ancient Egyptian obelisk through space and time bears witness to the mobility and cultural role of architectural monuments.

Two Faces of Istanbul

Hagia Sophia / Photo: Ledio Karaj, 2020

Today, Istanbul blends tradition and modernity, it is an ancient city with an unparalleled cultural heritage. But beyond his rich history, how protected is the city’s cultural heritage and what does it offer for the future?