The First Grader (2010)
Beautiful movie based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, an 84 year old villager and a Mau Mau veteran, who decides to enroll in school for the first time to educate himself after hearing an announcement on the radio about the Kenyan government’s offering of free primary school education to “all”. All while facing resistance from the public’s claims of an “old man” taking up space.
'Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave' - Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa aale wasallam)
"Given the low budget, the renovation has targeted interventions of self using poor materials and recovery. The library on the ground floor in fact is constructed of boxes for the apple harvest retrieved and assembled together."
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SWK - Renovation of a Loft in Milan by studio WOK
#design #milan #italy #bovisa #renovation #loft
"You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces: that is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good.
I am happy and I say: “This is beautiful.”
That is architecture."
Le Corbusier (via decodanny)
For her series “Set the house in Order“, Katie Breckon meticulously documents objects from her former family home, things she’s leaving behind to let them rest in the sphere of memory. The life-sized photographs of family belongings build the personal archive of an intimate story, an archaeology of the recent past where every sign of time, scratches and marks, is carefully documented on the surface of everyday objects.
“Once I have documented these things, then I feel like it is okay for me to let them go and allow change to happen.”
Milano’s Profiles | Francesco Paleari
Milan in architectural profiles of a historic city and modern at the same time, Milan in the profiles of the people who live it every day.
fucking Bill Nye the damn science guy
Artist Agnes Denes conceived the project in 1982, and the Finnish government undertook it 10 years later. The site is legally protected for the next 400 years.