The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

February 5, 2012 at 11:30 am | In links | 1 Comment
  • I love this presentation by Garth Lenz – and (sorry, but it has to be said) I hate Canada very much for condoning the tarsands. Canada gets away with pretending to be better than the US, but the tarsands show otherwise.
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    A visual journey through the Alberta Tar Sands and a discussion of the the local regional and global impacts and how we can respond.

    For almost twenty years, Garth’s photography of threatened wilderness regions, devastation, and the impacts on indigenous peoples, has appeared in the world’s leading publications. His recent images from the boreal region of Canada have helped lead to significant victories and large new protected areas in the Northwest Territories, Quebec, and Ontario. Garth’s major touring exhibit on the Tar Sands premiered on Los Angeles in 2011 and recently appeared in New York. Garth is a Fellow of the International League Of Conservation Photographers

    Filmed at TEDxVictoria on November 19 2011
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    tags: tarsands oil_sands boreal_forests canada garth_lenz tedx victoria video environment

  • Pretty amazing, when you think about it: a house built from shredded decommissioned European currencies, a protest against the Euro being foisted on Ireland…
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    A cheap flood of credit at the introduction of the single currency caused an extensive property bubble in the early 2000s. However, following its rapid decline, the euro has left Ireland amassed with derelict and empty building, and faced with a deep recession which forced it to accept a humiliating EU bailout last year.
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    tags: ireland euro currency art architecture smartplanet

  • Great interview with Brad Cloepfil. On Portland:
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    I don’t know why Nike for instance doesn’t spawn innovation in architecture. Ziba has played its role — it hired John (Holmes, a principal at Holst). It’s really about how a company sees themselves.

    What I like is that people are so critical. That’s the thing. Everyone is so hard on the Pearl. It’s because we care so deeply. We want more and want the best.

    Another way of looking at it is that the people who do those kinds of buildings and residences are people who care about culture deeply. And they care that their company participates in that level of dialogue. That’s rare. Here or anywhere else.

    Q: How would you tell the next mayor of Portland how to improve design in this city?

    A: (…)
    …a mayor and government has to feel the cultural expression of their city is important. And I just don’t think we have that here. It would be wonderful.
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    tags: brad_cloepfil architecture portland

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