This report on Istancool, Istanbul’s annual cultural festival, has inspired some serious nostalgia for my recent Turkiyeah escapade. Shot by Carlo Lavagna and Roberto de Paolis for the Nowness, it really captures the glorious, fizzy energy of the streets of Istanbul, and the liminal, voyeuristic space of the Bosphorus in between all the bustle. Celebrities with tons of street cred participated in this year’s festival, Kirsten Dunst, Tilda Swinton and Michael Stipe among them.

The only slightly dark and bitter thing I have to say about Istancool?

I just missed it.


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