Andreas Greiner's works Photosculptures and 8 Head High are featured in the latest issue of photo journal Filter #7: Photosynthesis. Greiner, a former participant of the Institut für Raumexperimente, has made portraits of micro algae in order to question the human – animal – plant hierarchy at play today.
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The warming of earth. Observational history of temperature from 1850 until today. Berkeley Earth, US.
Sourdough bread in the making by our friends Anna and Sam Luntley, the founders of bakery47 – a community space and bakery in Glasgow. Our studio kitchen is the first stop on their journey to visit and learn from other food-creating communities in Europe, the US, India, Sri Lanka, and Iceland. Travelling with them is sourdough from Scotland, to be shared with other makers and bakers along the way.
Hinged view and Four deep ocean zones (watercolour and glacial ice)
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery at Frieze, London
Climate change is global-scale violence, against places and species as well as against human beings. Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values. Because the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides that brutality. Rebecca Solnit: Call climate change what it is: violence, The Guardian
In response to the natural disasters that have been taking place in our world, and the multitude of messages we have received from the Little Sun community, we have decided to take action. We are collecting donations to send portable solar powered lamps and phone chargers to people affected by disaster. Your contribution helps us keep a running stock available for those affected by these disasters and power outages, and helps us instantly respond to future emergencies. Donate now: US / EU
Hassna and her family do not have any access to energy. Due to living close to the equator, the sun sets around 6 pm year round. After the sun sets, Hassna’s family lives in pure darkness. Their only source of light is a small kerosene lamp or a sparse fireplace. Hassna and her family experience energy poverty. According to World Bank, 1.1 billion people worldwide are affected.
The Agenda 2030 was determined by the UN in New York in September 2015. It is a milestone for the future of our planet, specifying a sustainable transformation plan for the global economy, social life, and environment. And this plan has a direct impact on Hassna and her family. The Agenda 2030 defines 17 goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and among these goals lies Goal 7: the prevalence of affordable and clean energy. By 2030, all people on this planet should have access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy. There has never been such an ambitious goal before, and maintaining a sustainable energy supply globally is a complex task.
Since Hassna and her family do not have access to energy, they cannot read, work or do their homework after sunset. Kerosene lamps and fireplaces as sources of light do not provide enough light to see or work easily. This has an impact on school performance. The probability of dropping out of school without a qualification is quite high. Since Hassna and her family do not have access to clean energy, they are forced to use their kerosene lamp and their fireplace. The smoke and fumes from both are very harmful for the eyes and can cause eye and lung diseases.
Since Hassna’s home has no connection to a power supply, her family has to spend a lot of money for kerosene or on batteries for flashlights. In addition, they also need to pay for transportation to a shop to buy kerosene. Although Hassna is attending school, she doesn’t have access to the quality of education that others in the world may have access to, and doesn’t learn about the harmful effects of kerosene since her community relies on it. Due to the lack of awareness, Hassna and her family cannot improve their living conditions.
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Loop Table (Infinity Table) was a participatory event at Festival of Future Nows, inviting the audience to create a modular table whilst eating. It was a collaboration between Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen, Raul Walch and art collective Xero