Tag Archives: Urban

Ordsall Chord – Network Rail

As part of our plan to improve rail travel in the north of England, we’re building a viaduct to link Manchester’s Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations Since October 2015, work has been taking place on the Ordsall Chord. This will … Continue reading

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Notting Hill Carnival | Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

Biggest street party in Europe, if you ever plan to be in London in end August then don’t miss the show. The colours are just amazing and the mood is jubilant and intoxicating (literally) 🙂 Source: Notting Hill Carnival | … Continue reading

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Traveling Landscapes: Miniature Ecosystems Tucked Inside Vintage Suitcases by Kathleen Vance | Colossal

As part of her ongoing series titled Traveling Landscapes, New York-based artist Kathleen Vance constructs entire landscapes inside of old steamer trunks and repurposed luggage. Many of the pieces incorporate real running water, soil, and living plant life to form … Continue reading

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Manchester Irish Festival | Official Venues

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Handmade Steel Drums by Dmitrii Gubarev

A new type of instrument created by musician, designer and engineer Dmitrii Gubarev based in the Ukraine. Source: Handmade Steel Drums by Dmitrii Gubarev

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Next-Level Food Carving on Fruits and Vegetables by ‘Gaku’ | Colossal

Japan has a rich tradition of food carving called mukimono. If you’ve ever eaten at a fancy restaurant in Japan you might have found a carrot carved into a bunny, garnishing your plate. But in the hands of Japanese artist … Continue reading

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Chris Hayes’ ominous account of what’s ailing America

In his new book, the MSNBC host frankly describes how a great many American citizens — disproportionately black and brown — live in a sort of internal colony Source: Chris Hayes’ ominous account of what’s ailing America

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Arabic Words Illustrated to Match Their Literal Meaning by Mahmoud Tammam | Colossal

Egypt-based graphic designer Mahmoud Tammam creates simple modifications of Arabic words, transforming the language into visual representations of their meaning. The words Tammam chooses to design are often animals, turning long slopes into a llama’s neck, or a series of curves … Continue reading

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The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification? | RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português This is the second in a series of three articles summarizing reports on Brazilian housing law, organized by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice at request… Source: The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution … Continue reading

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Oscar’s too white, Carnival’s too black – DMovies – your platform for thought-provoking cinema

As Brazil prepares for Carnival, DMovies remembers Black Orpheus, the Oscar and cordial racism in Brazilian cinema and beyond Source: Oscar’s too white, Carnival’s too black – DMovies – your platform for thought-provoking cinema

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