Photo, Ian Bird
Another late post, thankfully(?) no-one’s paying me to write these. I had good feedback on the dissertation, so I took time out. This week’s list starts with a series of prescient issues that are being sidelined by the mainstream media’s coverage of the general election.
- “It is feared that 1,600 [now closer to 2000] migrants have already died this year attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea from North Africa to the European mainland.”
- On last week’s NovaraFM, Aaron Bastani was joined by Maham, Mohammed Ateek and Craig McVegas to discuss the major causes behind asylum seekers taking the sea-route to Europe.
- The Photographers’ Gallery interview Deutsche Boerse Prize nominee Zanele Muholi on her photographs of black LGBTI South Africans.
- How to Download a Genocide. Hopefully the digital record of our own time will be useful in bringing people to justice.
- “P-DPA (the Post-Digital Publishing Archive) is an impressive resource created by Silvio Lorusso dedicated to documenting projects at the forefront of modern publishing. It’s far from comprehensive, but the user-generated archive offers up some exciting examples of progressive publishing.”
- “There was just a presence–a soul or spirit that’s inside. It’s so cinematic. I was there during the off season, but you could just tell that this was a story. And after they showed me the rooms that people sleep in and share for six months of the year, we were like, yeah, we have to film this.”
- “And I hope you have learned something during your journey. Now you must change to another bus for Reykjavik. I will return along the sea road to my home in Hofn, where the sun is shining.”
- “The pottery world is creaking under the weight of the amount of thrill-seeking clay-spinners popping up all over the place making vessels for cool people to put their cacti and fennel seeds in, and so we thought we’d highlight a few people who are taking the clay world by storm.”
- “There’s a way to create lush, intricate environments using drought-tolerant natives — cacti mixed with different sages and ocotillos, and that sort of density and lushness that requires less water. It doesn’t need to be stark and barren. The desert is complex. The cactus is a complement to all of that.”
- “Of course, there is no telling what achievements and stats your frog will one day attain. We must look with hopes and dreams toward the future - but this story is yet to be told.”