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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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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

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

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

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

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

Want community? Build WALKABILITY

Internet serendipity… I must add FACEBOOK serendipity! I discovered this city planning/community life revival turned website, by this article about the necessity to re-think our western ways of transport for a better life environment and community. If the author doesn’t offer

[Chapter 16] In charge of cultural web-mobile for a region, active member of a participation network and blogger; what else? {DE}

Introduction This month, I introduce you Tanja Praske, the lively scientific collaborator in the Bavarian Castles Direction. Polyglot and open, the over-active Tanja is a key person in the German museogeeks group but furthermore to understand how involve visitors and

{PRESS} Protecting perforning art by restrictions…

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, launched “Busk in London” with the aim to protect and encourage busking in the street. But, when you read thoroughly the “official guidelines for busking in London” they tell us another story…. What says “the

{PRESS} A new museum will open

  The institution: “The Broad is a new contemporary art museum being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will open to the

{PRESS} England’s museums generate £3 for every £1 of public funding

By Geraldine Kendall, 09.03.15, Article from the museumsassociation.org “Museums in England generate £2.64bn of income a year and employ almost 40,000 people, according to a report published last week by Arts Council England (ACE). Drawing on evidence from three financial

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