“Vernacular of terror” a view on defensive architecture

Anti-homeless spikes: ‘Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city’s barbed cruelty’ Story by Alex Andreou was born in Greece and has a background in law and economics. He runs the Sturdy Beggars Theatre Company and blogs at Sturdyblog. Twitter: @sturdyalex More than 100 homeless people are “living” in the terminals of Heathrow airport this winter, according to official figures – a new and shameful record. Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation have warned that homelessness in Read more […]

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Domestic Bliss by Susan Copich

Susan Copich portrays different version of Domestic Bliss Reaching middle-age, photographer Susan Copich was feeling disillusioned with her acting career, disenchanted with her marriage, and, when she noticed her absence from every family photo, as if she were disappearing. Her solution was to create the series “Domestic Bliss,” staged photos featuring her in darkly humorous scenes from an exaggerated life. “I use proverbs, idioms, and biblical scriptures as a conduit to reach Read more […]

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Chernobyl eerie desolation revealed by camera mounted on drone

British documentary maker Danny Cooke’s video Postcards from Pripyat, is first time area has been filmed from the air Story by Guardian A camera mounted on a drone has revealed the eerie post-apocalyptic landscape of a town abandoned after the nuclear power station at Chernobyl exploded nearly three decades ago. The British documentary maker Danny Cooke has travelled to Pripyat, just a few miles from the power plant, which was once home to 50,000 people. It was evacuated soon after Read more […]

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Black Friday: Shopping frenzy hits the UK

Black Friday UK: The shops hit by chaos and violence as shopping frenzy sweeps country Scenes of human behavior during the Black Friday sales across the UK. Scary isn’t it? Black Friday has caused chaos across the UK as desperate bargain hunters stormed supermarkets and started fights in the early hours of this morning. At least three people were arrested in the mayhem and several people were injured, including one woman hit by a falling television. In London, officers Read more […]

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BBC: Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt Nazi art

Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt ‘Nazi art’ Switzerland’s Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. Mr Gurlitt, the son of Adolf Hitler’s art dealer, had a large stash of works by artists including Picasso and Monet. A Bern museum spokesman said pieces looted by the Nazis in World War Two would not be permitted in the museum. Around 500 works are expected to remain in Germany until their rightful owners can be identified. Read more […]

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