'Mapping Brooklyn,' a Joint Exhibition of BRIC and the Brooklyn Historical Society, Explores the Complexities of the Borough Logan Square: the "Brooklyn" of Chicago. Oakland: the "Brooklyn" of San Francisco. NYC's 71-square-mile borough to the east has become such a strong cultural metaphor, so easily abstracted to explain other cities, that one can lose sight of the things that make it Brooklyn, not "Brooklyn." Manifest destiny In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent. Historians have for the most part agreed that there are three basic themes to Manifest Destiny: The special virtues of the American people and their institutions;America's mission to redeem and remake the west in the image of agrarian America;An irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential duty. Historian Frederick Merk says this concept was born out of "A sense of mission to redeem the Old World by high example [...] generated by the potentialities of a new earth for building a new heaven". Merk concludes: From the outset Manifest Destiny—vast in program, in its sense of continentalism—was slight in support.
A cartogram done in real 3D My former Art Director at Público Fernando 'Rapa' Carballo exhibes these days and until february 27th is Antifichus at Casa de América in Madrid. A review of 200 years of his native Argentina seen with designers eyes. To works exhibited are done with friends and collegues, and one of them is the inforaphics journalist of Publico Samuel Granados. An Illustrated Guide to Space Maps Nebra Sky Disc, Germany, 1600 BC. (Photo: Rainer Zenz/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0) With its patinated bronze background and shiny gold sun, moon and stars, the 3600-year-old Nebra Sky Disc is worth gazing at for its beauty alone.
Dig Deeper into the Scandal Globally, extreme poverty has been halved in 20 years, and could be virtually wiped out by 2030. But much of the progress that has been made is at risk – not because of natural disasters or new diseases, but because of something far more insidious. Analysis by the ONE Campaign suggests that at least $1 trillion is being taken out of developing countries each year through a web of corrupt activity that involves shady deals for natural resources, the use of anonymous shell companies, money laundering and illegal tax evasion. This is not international aid – which is making a tangible difference. Massive sums are being taken out of developing countries’ own economies, preventing them from financing their own fight against extreme poverty, disease and hunger. It is nothing short of a trillion-dollar scandal.
New London Model A 1:2000 scale interactive model of central London is now on display at The Building Centre as part of NLA’s new permanent exhibition. The model brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a sophisticated projection system integrated with films. At 12.5 metres-long, the model covers more than 85 square kilometres of London, 19 Boroughs and approximately 170,000 buildings, including 34km of the Thames with its corresponding 21 bridges. It extends from King’s Cross in the north to Peckham in the south and the Royal Docks in the east to Old Oak Common in the west. Touchscreens allow buildings and major infrastructure projects to be brought to life across the surface of the model, showing the key areas of change and revealing the sheer scale of proposed development in the capital.