The National Mall got a new memorial yesterday, if only briefly. As part of One Billion Rising, Baltimore-based feminist group FORCE installed a temporary memorial recognizing survivors of sexual assault. The group greated giant letters out of a statement from a rape survivor and floated the eight-foot-tall words onto the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Water Experiment No. 33 Automata
What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.
By: Dean O’Callaghan
by Robert Morris
On May 22 at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s sculpture park in Kansas City, artist Robert Morris unveiled Glass Labyrinth, a huge installation that might just have you walking into walls. Fully transparent, the clear structure is made up of 1-inch thick glass.
There was once Berlin Tempelhof airport, now there is a community garden established in April 2011 by Allmende-Kontor, a bottom-up initiative which promotes urban agriculture and claims forms of social wealth and inclusion. The garden is the result of the creativity of people that bypass the digging ban by means of large elevated boxes, reusing wooden parts of furniture, tables and so on. The space hosts also little events and public discussions.
for six million years, the colorado river ran from its source in the rocky mountains to its mouth at the sea of cortez. in 1998, it failed for the first time to reach its delta, and the river now dries up 100 miles shy of the sea. while climate change has meant reduced water flow and longer lasting droughts, water demands in an arid south west have only increased, with the river now servicing the demands of 30 million people and 3.5 million acres of crop land.
"i’m not a water lawyer. i’m not a water engineer. i don’t consider myself an expert. i’m just a curious person that followed a beautiful river," says photographer peter mcbride. "the goal for me would just be awareness, to get peple to stop and go, ‘wow, really? i didn’t know the river stopped. how did this happen? let’s fix this.’"
mcbride has completed a documentary, “chasing water”, and a book, “flowing through conflict,” chronicling his travels down the entirety of the river so as to better understand how “the american nile” is now “the most endangered river on the planet.”
There’s just something about looking at abandoned places. Here’s a creepy, fun gallery of Amazing Defunct and Abandoned Roadside Attractions in Decay.
by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd