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Is the mainstream explosion of NFTs damaging the climate?

Is the mainstream explosion of NFTs damaging the climate?

The explosion of NFTs has brought about a whole new strata of digital art and crypto trading, but is the medium’s popularity leaving a damaging stain on the environment? There’s nothing like a random surge of blockchain news to leave people thinking, ‘What on Earth is going on here?’ and...

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Exclusive – Tim Tadder’s ‘Black is a Color’ challenges binary perceptions of race

Exclusive – Tim Tadder’s ‘Black is a Color’ challenges binary perceptions of race

Internationally acclaimed photographer and conceptual fine artist Tim Tadder believes he has an innate duty to create social awareness through his work. His latest collection of portraits called ‘Black is a Color’ is a masterclass in tonality and form which looks beyond the binary view of race. If you’re not much of an art aficionado you may not know Tim Tadder by name, but you will definitely have seen his...

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Amazon’s new HQ is an example of eco-conscious architecture

Amazon’s new HQ is an example of eco-conscious architecture

Amazon’s helix design for their new HQ in Arlington, Virginia is all about creating a healthy space for the community and the planet. Architecture firm NBBJ’s proposed 350-foot-tall design recently did the rounds on social media, being compared to a certain brown emoji that sounds a lot like Patrick Stewart, but we think the eco-conscious aspects of the project are far from sh*t. The building was designed to meet LEED Platinum...

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Stefano Boeri aims to build the first ever sustainable ‘Smart Forest City’

Stefano Boeri aims to build the first ever sustainable ‘Smart Forest City’

Italian architect Stefano Boeri, famous for integrating plants and natural ecosystems within high rise buildings, has unveiled plans for an ambitious circular ‘Smart City’ in the heart of Cancun. It may be steeped in the history of an ancient civilisation, but Mexico’s city of Cancun could soon become a modern hub for urban climate change innovation. If only the Mayans could see us now. With half the world’s population residing within...

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Science and agriculture come together in art installation

Science and agriculture come together in art installation

This 20,000 square metre installation covers not only a large area, but also some big ideas about sustainable agriculture. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s latest installation ‘Grow’ isn’t just a spectacle for the eyes, the mesmerizing combination of colours have a scientific basis as well.  The recipe of blue, red, and ultraviolet light helps to trigger the metabolism of the leek plants in these photographs, improving their resistance to pests. In addition...

By London, UK