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Colombia calling

Ahead of emigrating to Colombia I have been channeling my energy into understanding the history and current climate of the complex country. Two recent films to emerge out of Colombia that have aided my research are Chocolate of Peace by Gwen Burnyeat and … Continue reading

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Botanical garden vs scafolding mound

I love botanical gardens and have been to many different ones around the world, from the Eden Projects in Cornwall to smaller scale tropical plots in Viñales, Cuba. These gardens have a purpose to educate and create humbling sanctuaries to showcase the … Continue reading

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James Lovelock

James Lovelock James Lovelock is described as an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist. He proposed the Gaia theory – the idea that Earth functions as a self-regulating system, as a living organism does. Everything on (and to the very core … Continue reading

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The draw of disaster and post apocalyptic media

The history of humanity is littered with a perverse fascination of catastrophe on a global scale. Is this pessimistic or could the disaster genre be the last remnants of a utopian vision? – The disintegration of our current man-made systems, … Continue reading

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Destruction and world heritage

I troop off to the British Museum shows like I’m dutifully returning to my own mecca. With a world class permanent collection, and the pull of large scale, incredible international shows, how can they get it wrong? When the exhibitions … Continue reading

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#distractinglysexy

On the same day the BBC announced that Twitter is losing followers, the CEO has stepped down and the rumour mill has begun to sew the seed of its demise – it is not commercially successful, Twitter has been at … Continue reading

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Thomas More

Thomas More by Hans Holbein, 1520s His life spanned between 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535. He was a lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and Renaissance humanist. Before he was beheaded for not condoning Henry VIII’s bigamy, he wrote … Continue reading

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