Whenever space is enclosed a spatial sensation will automatically result for persons who happen to be within it… it is the artist who comprehends the social requirements of his time and is able to integrate the technical potentialities in order to shape the spaces of the future. – Ernö Goldfinger, Architect of Trellick Tower
Image Credits: Steve, Dorothy, Galinsky, Guardian
The Mano de Desierto – Hand of the Desert – is a giant hand sculpture at Atacama Desert. It is designed by Mario Irarrázabal, a Chilean artist famous with hand sculptures in the middle of nowhere.
The sculpture is fascinating with its symbolism for loneliness and sorrow.
Summer 2015, Canakkale, Turkey
Memory of a Future is photography project of Laurent Kronental. The artist documents housing estates built for refugees and migrants after WWII at the peripheries of Paris.
Souvenir d’un Futur is a vibrant tribute to senior citizens stranded in the “Grands Ensembles” of the Paris region. These grand housing estates, erected after the Second World War to house a population of rural refugees and foreign migrants, are peopled with a heterogeneous mix. They are often depicted by the media with images of insecurity and neglect. In sharp contrast with these clichés, and enthralled by their passé modernist appeal, Laurent Kronental has compassionately sought to pay tribute to these urban veterans who have aged there and who may well go down with them. (l’Oeil)
Despite all the critisism of modern architectural landscapes and problems inherited in those. Laurent Kronental tells us a different story:
“There is actually a strength in these people. There are those melancholy glances but at the same time these solid postures. The people I photographed were far from being sad and they were still valiant despite, sometimes, a faraway look,” (The Washington Post)
Visit Laurent’s website for other amazing photos of this imaginary of future from our shared past.
Linlithgow, Scotland, UK 2015
Barricade in Spartacist Uprising, Berlin (Image Credit: Guardian Cities)
Guardian specialist locates WWI photographs into Google Street View. Worth to check!
A visual which summarizes all.
Mexico City photographer Oscar Ruíz has decided that it’s time we pull the blindfold off. (Let this series of photographs stand in for your own backyard because, no doubt, it can.)
Read the full story here.
Skyline of Istanbul, Turkey 2014
Real Democracy Now!
Edinburgh MayDay, UK, 2014
Edinburgh Castle Rock, UK, 2014