The Calgary Public Library is partnering with First Nations on a $500,000 project devoted to bringing Indigenous art to the new building when it opens this fall.
Organizers hope it will showcase Indigenous art and reflect the stories, history and culture of Treaty 7 and Metis communities.
The first part of the plan is to unveil three permanent art exhibits when the new Central Public Library opens in November. Four more works will be added to the space in the future. Read More via CBC.
Childrens dreams become Architecture. As a result of a long research with children, 200 drawings were interpreted in order to find the tools for the right architecture language. Children who design their own world - the house of curiosity, the place where they learn to observe and understand the world in a special way, through the eyes of a curiouse child. I tried to be their filter, to express their dreams of a space, as they thought best. Read More via WorldArchitecture.
A survey carried out by the Brazilian government portal shows that family farming plays a crucial role in the Brazilian economy.
With annual revenue of $55.2 billion, the sector would rank Brazil 8th in the world in food production if the country relied only on family farmers for supply.
The numbers are part of a comparison study conducted with data from the World Bank and the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). Read More via PoAndPo.
Iran’s popular animation show Roobi and Chicken has been running for the last 11 years. Developed by indigenous Tehran-based studio Gonbad Caboud Studios, the animated series is the brain-child of brothers Babak and Behnood, who first shot to fame for their short film Stripy, that competed at the Animation Show of Shows in 2015.
Now with the Annecy nomination, the Iranian brothers have another feather to their cap. Roobi and Chicken is going to the International Animation Film Festival in France that will commence on 11 June 2018. Its a silent slapstick cartoon series based on Iranian folktales but with a quirky twist. Read More via AnimationXpress.
The adventure sport of canyoning has been launched at the Rani waterfall located at Thankre – 6 in southern Dhading from Saturday.
The sport is being launched commercially by Nepal Canyoning Association with help of Thankre rural municipality, according to rural municipality’s Chairman, Ram Kumar Acharya.
National Planning Commission Vice Chairman, Dr Pushpa Kandel, launched the adventure sport and said everyone must work for building prosperous Nepal as there were high possibilities of tourism development. Read More via TheHimalayanNews.
The show that would ultimately become “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” the biggest exhibit the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum has ever held, opening May 10, was on the verge of becoming a reality.
It was the culmination of years of negotiations, two stalled visits to Rome, and walking the tightrope between Anna Wintour, the powerful editor of Vogue and a Met trustee, and the many powers in the Vatican. Read More va NYTimes.
A group of artists and musicians in South Sudan is on a mission - to mobilise young people across the country through music, graffiti and poetry to help bring peace to the war-torn nation.
Arts movement AnaTaban, or "I am tired" in Arabic, is trying to address anger over failed promises and suppression of independent voices by advocating for peace and unity among young people through media they like - rap music, slam poetry, and YouTube videos. Read More via Zilient.
Renowned Iranian photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat is back with Looking for Oum Kulthum, a film tracing the life of a legendary Egyptian singer. Neshat spoke to DW ahead of its June 7 release in Germany.
Neshat's biopic also has an autobiographical dimension, in that it revolves around an Iranian woman artist who sets out to capture the life and art of the iconic singer. Read More via DW.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to organise this year’s ‘Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2018’ that showcases the best Thai food from around the Kingdom highlighted by eight delicious zones under collaboration with 37 public and private organisations including Chulalongkorn University’s Property Management Office.
Scheduled from 8 to 10 June, 12.00-20.00 Hrs., at Siam Square, TAT’s second annual event is organised under an ‘Eat Thai Food, Feeling Good’ theme. Read More via TATNews.
Eindhoven, the Netherlands, looks poised to become something of a 3D-printed architecture boom town. Following the construction of a 3D-printed bridge in the city, a total of five rental homes made using the cutting edge tech are now planned too, courtesy of a collaboration between the Technical University of Eindhoven and several firms.
We've seen quite a few 3D-printed homes over the years, including models by Apis Core, Arup and CLS Architetti, and New Story, but this project, named Project Milestone, is the first we know of that's specifically being built for people to live in, rather than to serve as a prototype or research tool. It will be developed over the next five years and involve contractor Van Wijnen, real estate manager Vesteda, materials firm Saint Gobain-Weber Beamix and engineers Witteveen+Bos. Read More via NewAtlas.