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Tate’s new exhibition points to its own sordid past

Tate’s new exhibition points to its own sordid past

‘Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s - Now’ is the latest Tate exhibition to explore the works of renowned British artists such as Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson, and Steve McQueen. But housed in a bastion of colonial history, will these displays of Black artistic excellence ever force Britain’s cultural institutions to face up to their pasts? David A Bailey, curator, artist, and member of the British Black Arts Movement...

By Brighton, UK
CopenHill power plant and ski slope is World Building of the Year 2021

CopenHill power plant and ski slope is World Building of the Year 2021

World Building of the Year 2021 has been given to CopenHill, a waste-to-energy power plant in Denmark that also serves as a ski slope, climbing wall, and rooftop bar. Looking for a fun getaway next year, provided the pandemic actually calms down for longer than twenty minutes? Want to get your ski practice in while also checking out the world’s most unique, clean energy power plant? Denmark has your very...

By London, UK
New poster campaign launched to fight anti-Asian hate crime

New poster campaign launched to fight anti-Asian hate crime

The Asian American Federation has released a series of posters created by various illustrators to raise money for ‘Hope Against Hate’ and to spread awareness of racial stereotyping. A new poster campaign by the Asian American Federation hopes to highlight racial discrimination and raise money for the ‘Hope Against Hate’ charity in New York City. The organisation has released ten unique posters created by artists of varying ages. Each one paints...

By London, UK
‘Eighth Continent’ concept design could recycle plastics from the ocean

‘Eighth Continent’ concept design could recycle plastics from the ocean

Forget a trip to Australia, the only exotic continent you’ll need to visit in 2050 is this man-made recycling structure that collects ocean debris. No word on whether you’ll be able to get a tan yet, mind. If you’ve been checking in on Thred over the past few months – particularly during our COP26 coverage – then you’ll know all about ocean pollution. With plastic still being dumped into our seas...

By London, UK