B1B2-2. Private Space & Public Space
Josephine Baker : from dancefloor to Pantheon
Dancer, singer … spy: France’s Panthéon to honour Josephine Baker The performer will be the first Black woman to enter the mausoleum, in recognition of her wartime work Jon Henleyin Paris Sun 28 Nov 2021 ‘Resistance heroine’: Josephine Baker entertains the troops at a London victory party in 1945. Photograph: Jack Esten/Getty Images … Continuer la lecture
Racism on US Campus
Big Brother’s new name
Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen by Lauren Bridges / Tue 18 May 2021 13.51 BST One in 10 US police departments can now access videos from millions of privately owned home security cameras without a warran ‘Since Amazon purchased Ring in 2018, it has brokered over 1,800 … Continuer la lecture
What’s in a name?
A new biography of the painter Isabel Rawsthorne highlights how talented women have often missed out on the recognition they deserved Vanessa Thorpe Sat 13 Feb 2021 21.30 GMT Art Generations of female artists, composers and writers have been lost to history because their names changed after marriage. According to growing academic consensus, the … Continuer la lecture
Sculptures to mourn our dead.
A public space to grieve a soulmate lost to a virus. Tay, the Aids memorial, in New Steine, Brighton, by Romany Mark Bruce and Morris Singer Art Foundry. Photograph: Lawrence Suss/Art UK Dr Anthony McIntosh, public sculpture manager, Art UK Wed 3 Feb 2021 06.00 GMT This striking memorial, in New Steine gardens, Brighton, … Continuer la lecture
Still life and domestic bliss : lockdown artistic creations.
A picture of domestic bliss: why we’ve fallen in love with still life. Instagram posts of homely scenes are striking a chord with users taking a renewed interest in their outdoor environment Flowers in a vase on a ledge with a dragonfly, caterpillar, and butterfly by Rachel Ruysch, left, and Tuft of Marine Plants, Shells … Continuer la lecture
Skinny towers in Sydney and Melbourne
Skinny towers: with few prime city sites left, Sydney and Melbourne are going tall and slim Sydney’s Pencil Tower hotel will be 6.4 metres wide, 100 metres high and 34 metres deep. An ingenious solution – or foolhardy? Neil Durbach, architect of the proposed Pencil Tower hotel, says ‘each [hotel] room is super compact, it’s … Continuer la lecture
Black Lives Matter changed my life, and my interracial marriage, for the better
by Tineka Smith In a defining year as an African American woman, I realised my white British husband will always be learning about race. ‘For a long while, my husband couldn’t understand, let alone appreciate, just how different the path I tread is from his own.’ Photograph: Roy Hsu/Getty Images/Uppercut Tue 29 Dec 2020 08.00 … Continuer la lecture