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    GASP State Two Room 11

    GASP Stage Two is the penultimate gesture of the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) .  It is composed of architecture that responds to  the scale of the surrounding landform.  Blunt forms frame and command the superlative Tasmanian landscape.  Colour and architecture have been used as a vehicle for  re-evaluation and re-appreciation of place. 

    (via reckon)

    Aug 19
    via: archatlas


    Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio’s book Hungry Planet: What the World Eatsphotographs accompanying information on what families from around the world eat in given week. food culture makes for fantastic sociology - enticing both mind and senses! 

    and, for a book on the sociology of food from a preeminent visual sociologist, see Douglas Harper’s The Italian Way: Food and Social Life.

    via What the World Eats

    Apr 28
    via: jordannamatlon


    It looks like the Japanese schoolgirl Dragon Ball meme has already been replaced by a new one!

    Vadering is the act of re-enacting Darth Vader’s painful-yet-awesome-looking force choke.

    Vadering - The New Meme All the Kids are Doing

    via Laughing Squid; Photos by AngryBaby, Lcox11, darbymaree

    What a great great meme!

    Apr 03
    via: photojojo


    Plywood Dome v.2 via Kristoffer Tejlgaard

    A geodesic dome, like the one put up by Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen at the Danish music festival, Roskilde Festival in 2012, is a construction that optimises the use of resources to a high degree, by imitating natures own methods.
    The molecular structure found in one given family of carbon molecules, is copied when constructing geodesic domes. This structure allows for great strength and stability, construction of large-sized spaces using a minimum of building materials as well as reduced energy consumption used for heating because of the minimal surface and aerodynamic form of the dome.

    (via green-the-new-black)

    Apr 03
    via: ryanpanos
    Mar 29
    via: inthenewfrontier


    Peter Gentenaar.

    Dutch artist, Peter Gentenaar, creates these beautiful, ethereal, floating paper sculptures. These are hung inside a church in France.

    Mar 22
    via: darksilenceinsuburbia



    Vintage posters advertising travel and tourism to various parts of Africa, by Air Afrique, Air France and German African Airlines.

    Although no longer in operation since 2002, Air Afrique was an Abidjan-based francophone Central and West African official transnational carrier that was founded in 1961.

    It was a joint venture between Air France, the Union Aéromaritime de Transport (UAT) and eleven newly independent former French colonies in West Africa, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, the Republic of the Congo and Senegal.

    Senegalese Cheikh Fall was appointed as the first CEO of the company on 25 June 1961 with Chad’s transport minister Saleh Ahmet Mahamet being the last chairman of the board when mismanagement lead to the bankruptcy of the company in the early 2000s.

    Despite the African ownership, heavy use of colonial imagery in their advertisements was more than apparent and pretty much standard during the early days of the company’s operation.

    Some of these posters were designed by A. Roquin and Charles-Jean Hallo which probably dates these posters somewhere between the 1960s-1980s.

    books on africa in the colonial imaginary: 

    - Ruth Mayer’s Artificial Africas: Colonial Images in the Times of Globalization

    Paul Landau and Deborah Kaspin’s Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

    …and of race in the french imaginary, Sue Peabody and Tyler Stovall (eds) The Color of Liberty: Histories of Race in France

    Mar 15
    via: dynamicafrica