DETOUR opens Friday, May 22 in Istanbul, Turkey. To be housed in a converted power plant called Silahtarağa, the event brings together a diverse collection of notebooks by
artists around the world.
The Silahtarağa Power Station (Turkish: Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı) was a coal-fired generating station located in Istanbul Turkey. The Ottoman Empire's first power plant, it was in use from 1914 to 1983. The site has since been converted into a university campus for the Istanbul Bilgi University and houses two museums and several facilities. It was refurbished and renamed SantralIstanbul in 2007.
About the project:
"Detour is a Moleskine project
dedicated to culture and creativity worldwide that features
internationally recognized artists, architects, film directors, graphic
designers, illustrators, and writers….all the participating
artists support lettera27, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to
defend the right to literacy, education, and access to knowledge and
information all over the world…"
Details at Moleskine.com