A 13th-century palazzo in Italy temporarily transforms into a hotel, Fotografiska New York commemorates five decades of hip-hop, and HDAC is accepting nominations for the 2023 Awards of Excellence. All that and more in this week’s Five on Friday.
50 years of hip-hop highlighted at Fotografiska
If you’re still buzzing from the hip-hop medley at last week’s Grammys or counting the days until De La Soul finally arrives on streaming platforms (March 3rd!), then why not satisfy your hunger at Fotografiska in New York. Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious has opened at the Park Avenue museum, with 200 photographs that chronicle the half-century of the genre and its most photogenic icons. Curated by Sacha Jenkins of Mass Appeal and photo director Sally Berman, the exhibition features work from Jean-Pierre Laffont, Geoffroy De Boismenu, Sacha Waldman, and Campbell Addy, Surface reports. Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious is on view through May 21st.
Daniel Libeskind to receive Dresden Peace Prize
Architect Daniel Libeskind has been named the recipient of the 14th Dresden Peace Prize. His win marks the first time the honor, bestowed by the Friends of Dresden nonprofit, will go to an architect. Comments from the 2023 jury cite Libeskind’s work in “memorial architecture” and projects like the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names as key factors in naming him the new laureate, Architectural Record reports. “Like hardly any other architect, the artist created an appropriate architectural framework for remembering the victims of the Holocaust, war, and terror in recent decades,” the jury remarks read. “How we remember could also determine whether history will repeat itself. We need places of remembrance and warning. And they should be like the ones designed by Daniel Libeskind: highly visible.” (It was also announced this week that Studio Libeskind is designing two towers that will house the forthcoming Baccarat Hotels & Residences Dubai.)
Hawaii may enact “green fee” for tourists
Flying 12 hours from New York to soak up the sun and splendor of Hawaii’s beaches may come at an even greater cost following upcoming state legislative sessions. After nearly succeeding last year, the grassroots Hawaii Green Fee coalition is again pushing Hawaiian legislators to pass a law that would enact $40 or $50 fees on visiting tourists. According to USA Today, the fee is proposed as part of efforts to “better safeguard Hawaii’s imperiled natural resources.” A $50 fee imposed on each tourist entering the Aloha State could boost the economy by up to $600 million per year.
Vipp to open pop-up hotel within an Italian palazzo
Danish design company Vipp is set to unveil a pop-up hotel at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy. The 13th-century Baroque palace is now home to the Vipp Palazzo Monti hotel, the seventh entry into the brand’s portfolio. The project, which opens to the public April 18th in conjunction with Salone del Mobile, aims to deconstruct traditional hotel concepts through the exploration of architectural archetypes. The Vipp hotel will take over the first floor of the palazzo and comprise three consecutive rooms: a hallway, salon, and bedroom equipped with a walk-in closet and bathroom. The interior design by Julie Cloos Mølsgaard will balance Scandinavian minimalism with the splendor of Italian opulence, complete with pastel frescoes spread across the ceilings.
Submit to HDAC’s third annual Awards of Excellence
Submissions are open for the Hospitality Diversity Action Council (HDAC)’s third annual Awards of Excellence program. Acknowledging exemplary work focused on advancing the hospitality industry through the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the honor is granted to individuals and companies across a range of sectors. HDAC committee members will review nominations based on professional excellence, promotion of DEI, and affecting change. Submissions close Friday, April 14th and the winner(s) will be honored at the 19th annual HD Awards ceremony on June 6th at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York.