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Fixing Our Broken Systems

Fixing Our Broken Systems
4 years, 3 months ago We depend on rules, guidelines and laws to provide structure, order and function, but too often these systems fail us.We depend on rules, guidelines and

Africa: The Next Chapter

Africa: The Next Chapter
4 years, 3 months ago Thinkers and doers who are constructing new realities for their respective countries — and for the African continent a whole.Thinkers and doers

The Creative Process

The Creative Process
4 years, 3 months ago How are we inspired? How do we get from an initial inkling of idea to a fully formed work of art?How are we inspired? How do we get from an initial inkling of idea to a full

Our Buggy Brain

Our Buggy Brain
4 years, 4 months ago Our amazing brain, with all of its harmonious functions, also performs any number of peculiar actions, which we might find unexpected and counterintuitive.Our amazing brain, with all of its harmonious functions, also performs any number of peculiar actions, which we mig

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Where Do Ideas Come From?
4 years, 4 months ago The birth of a new idea could be the strongest force for change that we know. Understanding where ideas come from can help us harness the power of our thoughts.The birth of a new idea could be the strongest force for change that we know. Understanding where ideas come f

The Future Of Cities

The Future Of Cities
4 years, 4 months ago For centuries cities have been bringing people together and for the first time in history more than half the world's population lives in themFor centuries cities have been bringing people together and for the first time in history more than half the world's population l

Classrooms

Classrooms
4 years, 4 months ago Three compelling talks on how to improve educationThree compelling talks on how to improve education

Hangover House: An Obscure Modern Masterpiece

Hangover House: An Obscure Modern Masterpiece
10 years, 3 months ago Few people know of one of the best modern houses in the United States, and even fewer have ever seen it. The designer of Richard Halliburton's house (1938) in Laguna Beach, William Alexander Levy, would never again produce such an exceptional building nor ... Few people

Man Ray: Surrealist Meets Architect

Man Ray: Surrealist Meets Architect
10 years, 8 months ago Who contributes more to the public perception of a building, the architect or the photographer? For Harwell Hamilton Harris, a California architect in the 1930s and 40s, the photographer who helped make Harris’s buildings famous was one of the 20th ... Who contribute

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness
10 years, 8 months ago Many architects are wary of openly discussing the word beauty – in Alain de Botton’s book, The Architecture of Happiness, he asks the large and naïve question: What is a beautiful building? Is it too much to ask of our buildings to aspire to that which ... Many a