Monthly Archives: August 2016

Trees Transformed into Living, Breathing Buildings — News Aggregator Web

August 31, 2016 at 01:00PM Glenn McDonald Here’s a term you can drop into your next casual conversation about progressive German architectural movements: Baubotanik — or “living plant construction” — refers to a kind of slow-motion structural engineering approach that … Continue reading

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Cake/No Cake

Originally posted on Being 42:
Tuesday 30th August 2016, 8.45am (day 1,832) Beautiful morning in Manchester. Took two or three photos I was happy with, but all of them before 8.50am; after emerging from a day at work the light had…

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Shi-sa on Taketomi Island

Originally posted on Lost Cynic in Japan:
A “shi-sa” (シーサ)  is a traditional decoration from the Okinawa region of Japan. ? ?

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Israeli designer eroticizes the Palestinian keffiyeh

Originally posted on Palestinian Culture:
By Philip Weiss Source: Tanya Habjouqa, a photographer, reported on her Facebook page a few days ago: Cultural appropriation to an extreme….in a chic Tel Aviv mall, I stopped in my tracks when I…

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Assad’s ‘Machinery of Cruel Death’: Amnesty International’s Report about the Syrian Regime’s Prison System

Originally posted on Oyia Brown:
The catastrophe in Syria has been going on long enough to become part of the underlying structure of international politics. The immolation of a country of 25 million people—a conflict that has displaced over 12…

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Danish MPs banned from Australian refugee prison camp

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog: This video says about itself: Violence and sexual abuse revealed in Nauru files 9 August 2016 The Guardian has released 2000 incident reports from Australia’s Nauru detention camp which highlight suicide attempts,…

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Can America Share Its Superpower Status?

Originally posted on Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements:
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan with ammunition ship USNS Flint. Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Navy. Michael Lind August 21, 2016 The United States is in long-term relative decline. In absolute terms, the America of…

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Tomatoes talk, birch trees learn – do plants have dignity? | Florianne Koechlin | TEDxZurich

Plants are not passive, senseless objects. They use the language of fragrances to communicate above and below ground and engage in lively relationships with their environment and peers. Not only do they support relatives, harass strangers, make alliances, they also … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics…julieta, Right to Remain Gathering, Salford and Cheetham Hill in Focus Exhibition and Voices across Borders

Originally posted on lipstick socialist:
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Watch   julieta the latest film from Pedro Almodovar. I love his films because they take on real issues, and also have actors that look like real…

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