How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood

How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood

How can landscapes imbue memory? When we think about this notion “e pluribus unum” — “out of many, one,” it’s a pretty strange concept, right? I mean, with all different races and cultures of people, how do you boil it down to one thing? I want to share with you today this idea of “e […]

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Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay… and community

Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay… and community

I would like to show you how architecture has helped to change the life of my community and has opened opportunities to hope. I am a native of Burkina Faso. According to the World Bank, Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, but what does it look like to grow up […]

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What is a Civilization?

What is a Civilization?

In this video I want to discuss the idea of a civilization and what exactly that means. I want you to imagine that you and some of your friends are stuck on a desert island to live; however, you can bring anything you want with you. I imagine you would want to bring all sorts […]

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Using Art to Pay Tribute to an Ancient Civilization

Using Art to Pay Tribute to an Ancient Civilization

(upbeat music) – [Narrator] Rising out of the forest in what was once a wasteland is a masterpiece that has taken decades to build. And the guy behind it says he’s not finished yet. – [Narrator] Peilun is building this valley as a tribute to the ancient civilization that once lived here. It covers nearly […]

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Art Makes Us | Building a Cultural Legacy for Future Generations

Art Makes Us | Building a Cultural Legacy for Future Generations

I have been involved with the Gallery for many, many years going back as [far as] the early ‘90s. I served on the Board of Directors then and have recently served on this Board as well. I also was a docent at the Gallery, so I’m quite familiar with the facility. It’s a place of […]

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Skylines Transformed | The B1M

Skylines Transformed  | The B1M

The construction industry shapes our world. In no other place is this more pronounced than in our cities, where cultural and economic factors drive extreme development. Over centuries, our cities have grown, evolved, risen, and reformed to become the thriving hubs that billions of us call home today. But some have been on more radical […]

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What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them? | Liz Ogbu

What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them? | Liz Ogbu

I grew up in a family of social scientists, but I was the weird child who drew. (Laughter) From making sketches of the models in my mom’s Sears catalog … to a bedroom so full of my craft projects that it was like my own personal art gallery, I lived to make. I don’t think […]

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3 Creepy Cases for Ancient Aliens

3 Creepy Cases for Ancient Aliens

– This week on BuzzFeed Unsolved we discuss three of the most compelling mysteries that suggest the presence of ancient aliens. So, let’s drop some sweet knowledge. – I’m already fed up with the folders by the way. Looks too official considering the nonsense that is within. – The existence of aliens, or extraterrestrials has […]

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Why Europe Doesn’t Build Skyscrapers | The B1M

Why Europe Doesn’t Build Skyscrapers | The B1M

Why aren’t there many skyscrapers in Europe? Despite being one of the most developed, densely populated and economically prosperous continents, Europe has surprisingly few skyscrapers, particularly when compared to Asia and North America. Of the 218 skyscrapers constructed on the continent to date, 66% of them are located in just five cities – London, Paris, […]

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