Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

...Of Interest.

Just a couple of things to look at for today.

Breathing Earth is a really cool visual simulation of carbon emissions around the world, which is compared to births and deaths. The simulation is done by country.

Worldchanging has a really interesting article on the power of regional cities to deal with urbanization (and its problems) which “...have overrun tradition notions of urban space.” It is call “Can Los Angeles Become the US’ First Regional City?

Lastly, for those of you who live in the New York area Coco Fusco is performing this weekend at PS. 122. Her piece is entitled “A Room of One’s Own: Women and Power in the New America.” It explores the new role of women as interrogators in the global war on terror due to their exclusion from combat zones (prisons are not consider combat zones.)



At 11:09 AM, Blogger Laura Hadden said...

I totally used the Breathing Earth simulation thing for work and passed it on to the national office -- they loved it! By extension, I love you!


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