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Window art in World War 1.

During the first world war, Parisian shop owners would place lines of tape across their windows to avoid flying glass in case of a nearby bombing or explosion. It turned into something of a design contest as they started creating patterns on their shops.

Published on the 11th of October, 2021 Read full post

California's vanishing hippie utopias.

Fascinating look at the remnants of California’s hippie communes and the few hardcore idealists, now in their 70s or 80s, still living the dream.

Linked on the 15th of September, 2021 Details

Genre Is Disappearing. What Comes Next?

Genre was once a practical tool for organizing record shops and programming radio stations, but it seems unlikely to remain one in an era in which all music feels like a hybrid, and listeners are no longer encouraged (or incentivized) to choose a single area of interest.

An interesting take on the historical categorisation and the continuous flux of musical genres as well as the disappearance of group identification.

Linked on the 13th of March, 2021 Details

Wuppertal's Schwebebahn in 1902.

MoMA just uploaded an amazingly clear film from 1902 showing the suspended railway in Wuppertal. It's still impressive today but it must have been something 118 years ago.

Linked on the 10th of August, 2020 Details

Uncomfortable Art Tours.

Art historian Alice Procter is on a mission to decolonise museums and galleries with her "Uncomfortable Art Tours". Interesting approach. I'd love to go on one of her tours if we can ever travel to the UK again. The British Museum is pretty much a giant fencing operation when you think about it.

Linked on the 24th of May, 2020 Details

Cholera Outbreaks and the 1918 Flu Transformed Architecture.

Interesting take on the influence of previous pandemics over architecture and how the current coronavirus may do the same.

Linked on the 27th of April, 2020 Details