"Displace" - the best word to describe the current state of humankind and this planet earth. Displace is both negative and positive.

Anything relates to art and design, environments, cities and societies, world of cultures, places and people.

Compiled by Desmond Ong

throughthestreams:

I rather enjoy number 3, being as I’m in college because I actually want to learn and will probably be in debt 4ever over it. Whatevz, life is short.

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fotojournalismus:

Istanbul, 1986.
[Credit : Ara Güler]

fotojournalismus:

Istanbul, 1986.

[Credit : Ara Güler]

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People struggle through floodwaters in Jakarta’s central business district on January 17, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of Indonesians were displaced and the capital was covered in many key areas in over a meter of water after days of heavy rain.
[Credit : Ed Wray/Getty Images]

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People struggle through floodwaters in Jakarta’s central business district on January 17, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of Indonesians were displaced and the capital was covered in many key areas in over a meter of water after days of heavy rain.

[Credit : Ed Wray/Getty Images]

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Half of all the world's food - two billion tonnes worth - is thrown out | BBC
Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.
Janet Fitch, White Oleander (via showslow)

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Motoi Yamamoto - Saltscapes by The Avant/Garde Diaries

Artist Motoi Yamamoto travels to the salt flats of western Utah to discuss mortality, rebirth, and crafting art from the salt of the earth. 

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ryanpanos:

the condition of chinese architecture by pier alessio rizzardi via designboom

italian-born, internationally experienced young architect pier alessio rizzardi illustrates a comprehensive picture of the current state of architecture with respect to the chinese platform.

the face of the chinese city is characterized by demolition. ‘only 10% of the historical buildings in china have survived to this day,’ explains recent 
pritzker prize winner wang shu. with the almost total destruction of historical quarters of cities, the asian society must constantly face the concept 
of a tabula rasa. architects must be much more efficient than their western counterparts in order to work. the volume of reinforced concrete used in 
china is 33% of the world’s total amount; the number of chinese architects is 1/100 of the total number. the turnover on the other hand is a contrasting
1/10 of the world average. in other words, one percent of architects has to design 33% of the world’s buildings for one-tenth of the profit.

this creates the theoretical condition of the chinese architect, imposing the reduction of both design and construction time. the project is with limitless possibilities, it becomes a mechanical or industrial process of production and no time is taken to think about the soulful aspects that define architecture. the speed of execution and the will to characterize the site generate examples such as the one city-nine ghost towns or all the satellite towns built in the european style. everything that comes from abroad is considered innovation and freedom, a goal to aim for. china wants to experience life in the western way, regardless of it being a copy of the european model. importing western styles creates a hybrid of both cultures.

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bkda:

동내 한 바퀴

문래동(文來洞, mullaedong)

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kateoplis:

Photos of the week

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Urban Planet: How Growing Cities Will Wreck the Environment Unless We Build Them Right

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Today urban areas — ranging from Times Square to a small  town in India — cover perhaps 3 to 5% of global land. But Seto and her co-authors calculate that between now and 2030, urban areas will expand by more than 463,000 sq. mi. (1.2 million sq. km). That’s equal to 20,000 U.S. football fields being paved over every day for the first few decades of this century. By then, a little less than 10% of the planet’s land cover could be urban. “There’s going to be a huge impact on biodiversity hotspots and on carbon emissions in those urban areas,” says Seto.

The bulk of that great urban expansion will be in Asia — where more than 75% of the increase in urban cover is projected to occur — and in Africa, where urban land cover will be 590% above the 2000 level of 16,000 sq. mi.

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You lost all interest in this world. You were disappointed and discouraged, and lost interest in everything. So you abandoned your physical body. You went to a world apart and you’re living a different kind of life there. In a world that’s inside you.
1Q84, Haruki Murakami   (via mmariamula)

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inthemess:

An artist (name?) at UNCED created giant fish sculptures out of plastic bottles to highlight the plastic debris problem.

via Huffpo

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ryanpanos:

The House in the Middle of the Street 

Homeowners Luo Baogen and his wife refused to allow the government to demolish their home in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China, claiming the relocation compensation offered would not be enough to cover the cost of rebuilding. So, adjacent neighboring homes were dismantled, and, bizarrely, the road was built around the intact home, leaving it as an island in a river of new asphalt.

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