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Arte Y Moda

November 2019, Londonberry Media, in collaboration with Fábrica de Arte Cubano, hosted Arte Y Moda. The series of shows and exhibits celebrated the ingenuity of Havana’s creative class.  

Global Analysis of Forest Management Shows Local Communities Often Lose Out
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Global Analysis of Forest Management Shows Local Communities Often Lose Out

Maintaining forest cover is an important natural climate solution, but new research shows that too often, communities lose out when local forest management is formalised. The new study published in Nature Sustainability, led by Dr. Johan Oldepkop at The University of Manchester and Reem Hajjar at Oregon State University, is based on 643 case studies...

Gringos and Tequila- Theft or Appreciation, a Review.
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How The Gringos Stole Tequila, a Review

Judge a book by its title and its cover; you’ll infer that the author has something powerful to convey. Book titles can be sensationalistic, and certainly How The Gringos Stole Tequila has a whiff of sensationalism, controversy, and cheekiness at the least. “Gringos”? “Stole”? Even the choice of the word “How” is sure to be...

A Loan for Lean Season
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A Loan for Lean Season

For farmers in rural Zambia, payday comes just once a year, at harvest time. This fact impacts nearly every aspect of their lives, but until now researchers hadn’t realized the true extent. Economist Kelsey Jack, an associate professor at UC Santa Barbara, sought to investigate how this extreme seasonality affects farmers’ livelihoods, as well as...

If the Glove Fits
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If the Glove Fits

Storage jars form one of the main ceramic types which were produced and abundantly used ever since pottery was invented. The need to collect, store, and distribute agricultural products such as grains, oils and wine in large vessels has littered excavation sites with an abundance of ceramic jar fragments of various designs, sizes and shapes....

A Circular Economy Could Save the World’s Economy Post-Covid-19
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A Circular Economy Could Save the World’s Economy Post-Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all facets of human endeavours, and seven months later the economic effects are particularly being felt. How the world can leverage the positive and negative effects of COVID-19 to build a new, more resilient and low-carbon economy has been analysed by a group of academics led by WMG, University of...

In San Martín De Hidalgo, Beauty Exists Despite a Global Pandemic.
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In San Martín De Hidalgo, Beauty Exists Despite a Global Pandemic.

The town of San Martín de Hidalgo, just 100 Kilometers from Guadalajara, is immersed with colorful architecture, expansive pastures, and wonderful people. On assignment is photographer Alberto Magno, who captures the town in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Residents of the town still manage to carry out their daily tasks, but while face masks...

The GDP Fudge: China Edition
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The GDP Fudge: China Edition

For all its shortcomings, the gross domestic product (GDP) of a country remains an important barometer of its economic health, strongly influencing both private and public spending. Though conceptually simple as the total dollar value of all goods and services produced within a specified time frame, calculating GDP is tricky in practice and can be...

How Art Helped Construct Afrikaner Nationalism in Apartheid South Africa
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How Art Helped Construct Afrikaner Nationalism in Apartheid South Africa

In this revised extract from the introduction to Troubling Images: Visual Culture and the Politics of Afrikaner Nationalism, the book’s editors assess how art and design helped forge Afrikaner nationalism. In Banal Nationalism British academic Michael Billig writes, “If the future remains uncertain, we know the past history of nationalism. And that should be sufficient...