As the bombs rain down and the war in Yemen enters its fifth year, antiquities are looted and Yemen’s extraordinary cultural heritage of mosques, archaeological sites and ancient castles are razed and pillaged.
According to a report in The Guardian, at least 712 Mosques and more than 200 archeological sites have been affected.
Where these treasures aren’t looted for profit, they are targeted on purpose, to erase history and culture.> Read More
Tatiana Altberg is teaching police officers in Rio de Janeiro how to make and use pinhole cameras in the hopes that in some small way this can help them reflect on their lives and careers. As part of an international artist-in-residence program, Altberg wants to use art to intervene in the hardened law-enforcement culture of […]> Read More
With an eye to work abroad, Chinese students are taking up Spanish and Portuguese, as China’s fascination with Latin American culture grows in tandem with the country’s burgeoning economic (and thus diplomatic) presence in the region. The phenomenon is part of China’s rapidly expanding global footprint, which has the United States deeply concerned. The U.S. […]> Read More