Floral Fashion in Times of War

The Slavic workshop Treti Pivni (Three Rosters) brought back Ukrainian traditional floral crowns, known as Vinoks, as a way to celebrate national pride after the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 and Russia’s annexation of Crimea.


Mint Music: Miya Folick

Miya Folick (Source: Miya Folick’s Facebook Page) In celebration of women taking over politics during 2018, this week’s Fresh Music find is a fearless Californian artist: Miya Folick. In her recent Album debut: Premonitions, her songs are filled with transparent messages, and a perfect fit for the redemption era we are going through thanks to social movements everywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCgqPYN0epw Miya Folick- Stop Talking Just last week Pitckfork reviewed the album describe the songs as “anthems, battle cries for personal universal empowerment”. With a folky, eighties sound it is bound to make you feel your own innersole wanting to rebel. Her sound is a trifecta of attitude, rhythm and fashion. So start learning the lyrics that you can still march the last two months of the year and close 2018 with a rebellious bang!

Mint Music: Sigrid

Sigrid Facebook Page Our weekly music discovery features Norwegian singer: Sigrid. With only 21 years of age she has achieved international success with her single: “Don’t kill my vive”, earning her the Music Sound Award 2018 by the BBC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6A2LHGx8_A High Five- Sigrid Last month she was featured on Paper’s Magazine 100 Women to Revolutionazing Pop along with Lykke Li, MØ, St. Vincent to name a few. And has also performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last April. Her ‘High Five’ single part of her Raw EP is a great way to enjoy the remaining days of the summer break. For more information visit Sigrid’s website.

Private Moon

Russian artists Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov created a fantastic world illuminated with the moonlight where they tried to convey relations between the man and the Moon. This is a romantic story about a man who met the Moon and decided to stay with it forever. They named the installation ‘Private Moon’. (Source: EnglishRussia)

NextEd: The Next Generation of Education

In 2011 WIRED published an article titled “A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses” in which Joshua Davis, a contributing editor to the magazine, investigates about a small public school located in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico.In José Urbina López Primary school, a young professor named Sergio Juárez Correa challenged an old educational system and changed it for the better. What they did was really simple: give students access to computers, so that their minds could grow with the inverse world of information that is the Internet. According to Davis this is “an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think.” The legendary teacher, education guru and TED award winner 2013, Sugata Mitra, who during his 20 minute TedTalk: ‘The Future of Learning’ he criticises…

“Landscapes of Possibility”

Ji Zhou, a multimedia artist based in Beijing found a unique way of creating mountain ranges, skyscrapers, coastlines and islands by using recycled books and maps. He defines this concept of imaginary worlds where civilization and nature play the “landscapes of possibility”. During 2016 the artist’s series of photographs “Civilized Landscape” where showcased in New York city at the Klein Sun Gallery. The gallery says that his work ask the question: “What is civilization—a constructed illusion created by man or an inevitable product of evolution? What is the truly ‘civilized landscape’?” Ji Zhou creates 3D scenes by hand, once completed he photographs them and edits them digitally to bring them to “life”. (Source: mentalflossr)

Introducing Thomas Gudzowaty

actegratuit:  Tomasz Gudzowaty is a photo-essayist who has a deep interest in “humanistic photography.” Gudzowaty’s black and white images are stark, powerful, and all around beautiful…and frankly, when your taking photos of actual Shaolin masters, it’s just plain cool. via