TANKWA TOWN In the semidesert Karoo – halfway along the R355, a 250km untarred road between Calvinia and Ceres in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa (that means on the longest stretch in the country without petrol stations, nearby assistance, phone signal) – there is a magic place: a temporary city that every year since 2007 appears and disappears in just one week.

"Eiffel, Eiffel" - photo taken @ Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (December 2017) by Elena Mazzoni Wagner. | The painting on the right is "La Tour Eiffel" (1926) by Robert Delaunay.

PARIS without its Tour Eiffel. Impossible even to imagine, today. But if some French intellectuals would have won their battle, the Iron Lady (Dame de Fer) might have survived for maybe just twenty years or maybe less. The French originally hated it. If not all, certainly an important group of high-profile artists, thinkers and creatives who signed a petition to protest against the tower during its construction. They expressed all their hate towards this “useless” and “monstrous” monument with a love letter to their City of Lights (Ville Lumière) and finesse, published on Valentine’s Day 1887.

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PISTOIA All of you who are passionate about photography but also all of you who are passionate about retro style but also all of you who are simply passionate about beautiful things: if you are curious, come with us into this workshop that smells of wood and makes you see the world upside down! #CCTravellers2017

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PISTOIA, medieval city, conceals a contemporary fervour. Are you curious to discover all the places that create this particular geometric shape on the city map? Then follow us on our urban exploration, in search of independent spaces born to share contemporary art and creativity, in the Italian Capital of Culture 2017! * Text & Map by Ilenia Vecchio | Graphic by Michele Moricci * #CCTravellers2017

PALERMO “Why her? Why give her a space? Some people thought I was looking for a space to show my photos but here you won’t see my works. The ambition is much higher. I want to see others grow, I want to discover talents and cultivate them. And so what you will see won’t be my photos but, near the door of my studio, a red neon made by Riccardo Gueci: picchì idda?”