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3D printers are being used to create living dirt structures

3D printers are being used to create living dirt structures

A team of designers in Jerusalem intends to swap emission heavy materials like concrete and reinforced steel for 3D printed living structures made entirely of natural resources. 3D printing has come a long way in the last 20 years and is slated to become $56bn market by 2027. In the last year alone, we’ve written about sustainably printed fashion, design homeware made from food waste, and even...

By London, UK
Amateur urban planners use DALL-E to re-imagine cities without cars

Amateur urban planners use DALL-E to re-imagine cities without cars

You probably know the DALL-E application best for the strange meme material it generates, but it has genuinely useful applications too. Recently, amateur urban planners have been using it to re-imagine cities designed for pedestrians, and the results are captivating. DALL-E is where many of us go to waste time, right? A dull afternoon at work is made that little bit brighter by generating absurd memes like Shrek at the strip club,...

By London, UK
Why did Agnes Denes grow a field of wheat in New York?

Why did Agnes Denes grow a field of wheat in New York?

In the 1980s, Artist Agnes Denes created a wheat field in central New York, protesting the imbalance of wealth, global warming, and the patriarchy. In the midst of this unprecedented heatwave, her work feels more relevant than ever. The idea of creating a two-acre large wheat field in central Manhattan probably sounds like ludicrous fantasy in 2022, yet artist Agnes Denes did just that forty years ago. Titled ‘Wheatfield –...

By London, UK
‘In the Black Fantastic’ dubbed best exhibition of summer

‘In the Black Fantastic’ dubbed best exhibition of summer

London’s Hayward Gallery opens a new show featuring 11 artists from the African diaspora and, according to critics, it’s must-see.  Kara Walker and Nick Cave are just two of the artists showing in the Hayward Gallery’s ‘In The Black Fantastic’, which opened this June. Curated by Ekow Eshun, chair of the Fourth Plinth (a London-based art commission bringing free contemporary art to Trafalgar Square), ‘In the Black Fantastic’ uses fantasy...

By Brighton, UK