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The new NFT project aims to contribute concretely to the preservation of culture throughout Ukraine.
The Revival Project, designed by the international content platform Depositphotos, is an initiative of 38 unique charities by seven independent Ukrainian creators. Each one depicts an interpretation of a cultural site in Ukraine of the future – from museums and cultural centers to railway stations – With artists weaving their “experiences, memories and fantasies” into the process. Of the reconstructed sites, more than 20 were destroyed in the war. The Revival Project hopes not only to showcase the exceptional cultural value of these sites, but to raise funds to contribute to their recovery, and transfer them directly to the cryptocurrency wallet of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.” [H/T It’s Nice That]
Designed by the JCFO Partnership for Presidio, Tunnel Tops is the long-term vision of the late Michael Pinter, founder of the landscape architecture firm MPA Design: a series of gardens along and over tunnels built over part of Highway 101, known as Presidio. Parkway, which runs along the northern edge of a historic former military base The number of women in leadership positions at Tunnel Tops, particularly in construction-related positions, is uncommon One theme of conversations about the project continued: Managers are excellent communicators and support collaboration across the team Are women Who are they better at this? Opinions on this idea varied among the participating women. Behind the excellent communication skills demonstrated by the team is the amount of experience and expertise each manager brings with them.” [H/T Landscape Architecture]
Record monsoon rains, partly due to melting glaciers in Pakistan’s northern mountains, have caused devastating floods that covered more than a third of the country. According to estimates by the BBC and the United Nations, some 33 million Pakistanis – one in seven – have been affected by the floods, with more than 500,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged. The province of Sindh was hardest hit, receiving 464 percent of rain more than the 30-year average. The Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, led by Yasmin Lari, the first Pakistani female architect, has designed easy-to-build shelters for the displaced. The community is directly involved in building the shelters using local materials such as bamboo and reeds. The organization is also assisting in the construction of trenches to collect and divert rainwater in flooded areas.” [H/T ArchDaily]
After suffering a big fireDonald Judd’s architecture office will be reconstructed in the harbor.
According to the nonprofit Judd, a devastating fire will be reconstructed in June 2021 at Donald Judd Architecture’s office in the harbor, which has been undergoing an extensive renovation project. The news was shared on Instagram by The New York Organisation, which is dedicated to preserving the legacy and work of the late American artist. Since the fire, the Judd Foundation has continued to work with SCHAUM/SHIEH, an architecture studio with offices in Houston and New York City, and Silman Structural Engineers, who were restoring the 5,000-square-foot brick building at the time of the fire.” [H/T The Architect’s Newspaper]
John K. Rauch, the architect who co-founded Venturi and Rauch & Scott Brown, has died at the age of 91.
John K. Rauch, who died on August 16 at the age of 91, has been one of the unsung heroes of postwar American architecture. As the managing partner of Venturi & Rauch (later Venturi and Rauch & Scott Brown) since its founding in 1964 through the late 1980s, Rauch played an essential but often unacknowledged role in the design and realization of notable buildings such as the Guild House (1964) and the headquarters of the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia (1979), and the Trubek and Wislocki Houses (1971) in Nantucket. Working closely with the late Robert Venturi and later with Dennis Scott Brown, Rauch helped effect a watershed change away from the heroic acrobatics of late modernity toward a rich architecture full of historical references—postmodernism, as it came to be called. [H/T Architectural Record]
Vandalized porcelain by enslaved black potters in the 19th century is on display at the Met.
Dave the Potter engraved the word ‘Sequence’ and the date, June 12, 1834, in elegant cursive calligraphy on the oldest known pottery vessel he formed. The phrase “sequence” means things tied together to make an effect, and Dave, the enslaved craftsman, dug it into this massive storage vessel just as the state of South Carolina passed an anti-literacy law directed at slaves. “Does he respond to these strict laws being passed?” asks Adrienne Spinozzi, co-curator of the traveling exhibition “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina,” which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this month. “Hear Me Now” will include utensils with faces, which probably have a spiritual value linked to African traditions. The show will also include works by artists such as Simone Leigh, Thyster GatesAnd the Woody de Othellowho responded directly to the potters at Edgefield.” [H/T The Art Newspaper]
Scientists hydrogen making Using only electricity and moisture in the air.
$70,000 swag bag This year’s Emmy nominees include NFT artwork.
Tik Tok’s favorite “corn kid” just became South Dakota corn ambassador.