Posts Tagged: Violence

Christiania | The Violence of Heaven [ 2 ]

Violence of Heaven [ 1 ] I opened the first post with the story of Christiania – a ‘micro-nation’ in the centre of Copenhagen that has been going since the early 1970s. Seen as a ‘social experiment’ by the generally left-leaning governments of Denmark, it is now under increasing threat from more right-wing administrations, as

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Christiania | The Violence of Heaven [ 1 ]

As promised yesterday, a post about a brilliant piece by Porter Fox in this month’s Believer about the micro-nation ‘Christiania.’ Christiania began when a group of Danes broke down fences to a long-abandoned military base in the centre of Copenhagen and started to use some of the space as a playground for their children. Covering

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A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything… In Biro

This is just amazing. An AS-Level Art project. 2100 pages of flick-book. He got full marks, obviously. In conclusion: life is violent. Always has been. Ouch. HT Martin Wroe. –//– Click here to receive updates, and hear first about new projects

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Laws and Packaging | A Stranger Reflects on American Life 1

I’ve been in New York a few days now, and part of me feels it’s too short a time to make any sense of what I’m seeing, too soon to have any valid critique. But then I read Georg Simmell, who notes that the stranger in our midst is important because they ‘hold up a

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