A Carless Life

Over the past months Anik See worked on a new radiodocumentary about living without a car.

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‘Our love affair with the car has turned into a relationship of dependence, shaping our lives and our cities. But what if our lives were freer without them? For decades the car has been touted as something that gives us independence. But congestion and cost are turning more and more people away from owning one. How do they see things differently on bike or foot? And how are cities approaching alternatives to car ownership? Writer and radio producer Anik See explores carless lives across three generations and three continents. She speaks with experts and citizens alike in Australia, Europe and North America—where car is king—and she takes us on a brief tour of the world’s ultimate carless city—Venice.’

Anik is a Canadian writer and radio documentary maker. She works and lives in Marci Panis. (The photo is by Walter van Broekhuizen).

The documentary was aired on Monday July 20th 2015. Listen to it on the site of Australian National Radio.

Ola Vasiljeva short-listed voor de Prix de Rome

Het Mondriaan Fonds heeft bekend gemaakt welke beeldend kunstenaars door een internationale jury zijn geselecteerd voor de shortlist van de Prix de Rome 2013. De vier genomineerde kunstenaars zijn: Christian Friedrich (1977), Falke Pisano (1978), Remco Torenbosch (1982), en Ola Vasiljeva (1981). Ola Vaslijeva werkt in Marci Panis.

Zij ontvangen ieder een werkbudget van € 7.500 en worden in de gelegenheid gesteld om tijdens een werkperiode van vijf maanden nieuw werk uit te voeren dat wordt tentoongesteld bij de Appel arts centre. Op basis van het nieuwe werk zal de jury op 5 november 2013 de winnaar bekend maken.

(Zie: http://www.prixderome.nl/NL/nieuws/shortlist-prix-de-rome-2013-bekend)

Femke Herregraven’s Taxodus

Marci Panis’ Femke Herregraven worked the last few months on her project Taxodus, a web based serious game on corporate tax avoidance. In response to the game Marije Meerman made the Tegenlicht documentary Tax Free Tour, for which Martijn van Boven (also Marci Panis) did the sound design. This documentary will be broadcasted ont he 25th of March at NED 2, 20.55 (or watch it online in english). After this episode Taxodus goes live on www.taxodus.net.