The house I never had…
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The house I never had…

Sigmund Freud described the German word Heimlich “homely” as denoting “on the one hand, what is familiar and agreeable, and on the other, what is concealed and kept out of sight”.  Vacillate between yearnings for the safety of home—a sanctuary; we feel its loss more deeply in a globalized society. The primary function of utopia, […]

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum // BEACON: presenting at AFRICAN FUTURES CONFERENCE
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Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum // BEACON: presenting at AFRICAN FUTURES CONFERENCE

EXCERPTS FROM Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum Leaping Out: Landscape, Becoming-Revolutionary, and the Yet-to-Be Response essay for keynote address by Jean-Pierre Bekolo Panel: Africa’s Speculative Futures and New Imaginaries For the AFRICAN FUTURES CONFERENCE at GOETHE JOHANNESBURG 29 October 2015   On the connections between thought and landscape, Yi-Fu Tuan proposes that landscape ‘appears to us through […]

Sobre manos cambiadas y felicidad por Diego González Valdez //  About minga and happiness by Diego González Valdez
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Sobre manos cambiadas y felicidad por Diego González Valdez // About minga and happiness by Diego González Valdez

Everybody lived from agriculture. In my childhood, my dad sailed to Buenaventura. He took rice, corn, plantain, coco, avocado, pineapple, orange. People produced a lot of food, and there was nobody whom to sell to or who could consume it all. So they sold it in the city. All this got lost. The work in […]

Art & Environment
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Art & Environment

This is a triplet growth process where “art”, “environment” and “responsibility” are summed up together to generate a new culture. The communities that the foundation works with are embedded in the local contexts in ways that produce waste very quick in mass numbers. Blending these three words together for the children from these communities to grow up with has […]

The bird
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The bird

The bird is the object they carry on their back to transfer bricks with. They start working in bricks fabrics from the age of 9 till 45 and may be longer.

El proyecto Laymi
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El proyecto Laymi

[scroll down for English] Las llikllas (en el idioma quechua de los indígenas del altiplano boliviano) son piezas textiles de tamaño variable, mas cuadradas que rectangulares, generalmente son tejidas por las mujeres indígenas en un telar portátil de piso (pampa away); las usan tanto las mujeres como los varones de la comunidad. Además de cumplir […]

Housing & Living : Senegalese Utopia
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Housing & Living : Senegalese Utopia

We found this housing model during the Senegal meeting at the artist space Portes & Passages. A local artist explained the round house: Inside the building exist various separated apartments so that each resident has his private living space. Steeping outside to the common inner courtyard you find the other residents to share a coffee, a conversation etc. […]