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Tolerance. Just because you’re Human

This speech from the Norwegian King, Harald V, was said two months ago, the 1st September, in front of 1500 guests at the royal garden party. I know, this is not a “fresh” news but I thought, as this video

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#52museums

We already talked about the lively Mar Dixon on cliophile, her way of working and her vision of Culture and Public Engagement. Since the 4th January 2016, she is posting on 52Museums, every week, a picture of one Museum in

Blue Economy
Biomimicry

Here we are, again, with Idriss Aberkane but this time with a conference about the biomimicry. The idea is to use nature (animal and plants) as inspiring techniques for our own (and sustainable) usage. Biomimicry: finding inspiration in nature to…

Freddies’s his own plaque

This 5th September, Freddie Mercury would have celebrated his 70th birthday. To mark this day, English Heritage launches this video showing the creation of its famous blue plaques, these ceramic circles that you can find on the walls of some

Knowledge Economy

Here is a very interesting (and not boring explanation!) of the knowledge Economy by Idriss Aberkane. He is present among the most famous universities in the world but works also for “civil” companies and on his own projects. But, if

Aleppo before/after

We all know that Syria is facing a terrible war since March 2011. Yes, guys, 5 years of “civil” war and still going on… But Syrian refugees don’t do any effort to go back to their country (or what still

Be human

Homeless people are not lazy-under-drugs-violent guys who think better to live on the humide, cold and unfriendly streets than under a warm and cosy roof! (shame on you so much Nottingham council! ERK!) Yes, of course, everyone knows that… or

Transforming the city

Here is a really interesting bunch of transforming in the city and as city, collected by Francesca Perry for The Guardian. To give you the taste of her article, here are her illustrated examples: 1. Pokémon Go phenomenon “In ArchDaily,

Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink

The great Stephen Hawking offered us an inspiring text about the need to share and rethink our societies in the Guardian. Here are some extracts: “Does money matter? Does wealth make us rich any more? These might seem like odd

I Am Beeston

Fortunately, this is not a new hashtag for our Facebook or Twitter accounts after another horrible (terrorist) attack. This is a very nice campaign that is going on in my home town: “I am Beeston” Very simply, The Beestonian Facebook

The Maze help job seekers in co-working spaces

This article is in French but here is a summary of the excellent idea and job offers by The Maze association. The Maze is a Parisian association which aims to help job seekers to be in a positive and active

PoWE! – Emma Bladon Jones

Here a PoWE! (Playlist of your Week-End!) that searches out of the very well established artists. I discovered Emma Bladon Jones thanks to an Oxjam Beeston concert and I was just bluffed by her presence and her way of singing

Use your roofs!

Here are some pictures from the very interesting The Guardian photo article about uses of buildings roofs in different cities through the word. How interesting! Roof of City Hall, Chicago (USA), “green” roof Photograph: Diane Cook And Len Jenshel/Getty Images/National

Painted electricity

This can be just one of the best “toys” (and interior/museums designer tool) to play with, amazed your friends (and yourself) and to cleverly solve electric things at home or work: a paint that conducts electricity. Ok, you need to

Make streets yours again

This Indian initiative, The Ugly Indian, started in 2010 and keeping going on. The concept: as you respect only what you like, reappropriate streets by cleaning and making up nice together. “Look at any Indian street, we have pathetic civic

Offline Augmented Reality

The Amsterdam public transports network offers to its passengers the possibility to play, in its trams coaches, with pedestrians. How? By two simple stickers (one on the window, the other in front of you as instructions) which allows you to

Every noise at once

Every noise at onceis really impressive website: its aim is to map every single kind of music styles that exist. Wow! Impressive! Have fun while browsing!        

The Floating Piers, Christo & Jeanne-Claude

This is the new performance of Christo, “specialist” of the long veil on the public space: artificial floating piers on the Italian Iseo Lake, covered by an orange veil. Really interestingly, these floating links redesign the geographical area by ignoring

Reminding basics

This interview is only in French but this old lady here is quite famous in France since the November 2015 Paris attacks. Why? Only because she said what is supposed to be in the hearts and brains of everyone: solidarity,

Nuit Debout

What is it? A movement. A citizen movement that started the 31st March (and still going on) after a suggestion made at a debate evening the 23rd February around the Merci Patron ! (Thank you boss!) film. A revolt. The

Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance

“A very interesting way to hear about Frank Lloyd Wright point of view about architecture, modern cities and modern architecture practice! ““Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows” – Frank Lloyd Wright

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