Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds
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Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds
Social practices grasped through their spatial and temporal dimensions: the interweaving of spatial, temporal and social practices
Curated by Allan Parsons
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MA Narrative Environments | a Central Saint Martins course that challenges how stories are told in cultural and commercial spaces

MA Narrative Environments | a Central Saint Martins course that challenges how stories are told in cultural and commercial spaces | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

 

MA Narrative Environments is a Central Saint Martins course that challenges how stories are told in cultural and commercial spaces 

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Mapping Visitor Emotions to Make a Lasting Connection

Mapping Visitor Emotions to Make a Lasting Connection | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

A key component to our design is a process called emotional mapping, which lays out the ebb and flow of the story, striking the balance of making the story come alive by helping visitors process the information so it impacts them without overwhelming them—or worse, leaving them feeling nothing.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts | Home Page

National Museum of Women in the Arts | Home Page | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Founded in 1987, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women’s creative contributions. 

By bringing to light remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best women artists working today, the museum directly addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art in the USA. and abroad, thus assuring great women artists a place of honour now and into the future.
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It’s Like the Apocalypse, but Smaller

It’s Like the Apocalypse, but Smaller | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Artists’ tiny models imagine what a city might look like after humans are long gone.
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The Data That Turned the World Upside Down - Motherboard

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down - Motherboard | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​
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The Kurds have no country of their own and their story is largely untold. A planned museum in Erbil aims to change that.

The Kurds have no country of their own and their story is largely untold. A planned museum in Erbil aims to change that. | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Without a nation of their own, the Kurds have been fighting oppression for centuries, all the way to the present day. In fact, Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are key forces right now in the battle against ISIS. But Kurdish history — a story of persecution, war and resilience — is largely untold. A new museum would help change that.
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Estonian national museum review – touching and revealing

Estonian national museum review – touching and revealing | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Situated on a former Soviet airfield and created by a multinational team in the middle of nowhere, Estonia’s national museum is an unlikely success
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Why a forgotten 1930s critique of capitalism is back in fashion

Why a forgotten 1930s critique of capitalism is back in fashion | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Seventy years ago the thinkers and writers of the Frankfurt School warned of capitalism’s drift towards a cultural apocalypse. Has it already happened, but we’ve been too uncritical to notice?
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A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’

A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’ | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

Robert McKee has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists, including Tim Lott. What does Lott think about McKee after attending one of his three-day seminars?

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Voices above the chaos: female war poets from the Middle East

Voices above the chaos: female war poets from the Middle East | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
The carnage in Turkey and Syria has led to a blossoming of poetry – with women at the forefront. Here, two of them tell their stories
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Visualizing the 4 Essentials of Design Thinking — Good Design

Visualizing the 4 Essentials of Design Thinking — Good Design | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

To capture the essentials of the design thinking process, Jasper Liu has created an upgraded double diamond model.

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A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906

A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906 | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

Punch magazine's vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.


It is a reminder that the idea of technology leading to a breakdown in “authentic” human interaction is a worry not solely limited to our age.

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Piers Brendon - 1956: A Most Violent Year

Piers Brendon - 1956: A Most Violent Year | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

Piers Brendon reviews A Most Violent Year - Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis that Shook the World by Alex von Tunzelmann.


Colonel Nasser’s nationalisation of the Suez Canal Company in 1956 prompted an Anglo-French-Israeli assault on Egypt that was poorly conceived, incompetently planned and, from a British perspective, presented to the public under false pretences. It was also an international debacle that allowed the Russian government to violently quash uprisings in Eastern Europe, knowing that the British were hardly in a position to complain about overseas aggression: Moscow regarded Suez as ‘a heaven-sent distraction from Hungary’.

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The end of parklife as we know it? The battle for Britain’s green spaces

The end of parklife as we know it? The battle for Britain’s green spaces | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Britain’s parks are in crisis. With councils such as Bristol cutting spending to zero, and land being lost to developers, what’s happening to our public gardens?
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How Western civilisation could collapse

How Western civilisation could collapse | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future.
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The Riverbed exhibition: photographs of a secret Spanish mountain commune

The Riverbed exhibition: photographs of a secret Spanish mountain commune | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
Photographer Ben Murphy looks back on his 10-year study of a community of British punks, hippies and nomads living in Andalucía
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It’s time for a real revolution in Britain’s schools

It’s time for a real revolution in Britain’s schools | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
A different world is emerging around our children
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How a 66-year-old work of political theory can help explain our times

How a 66-year-old work of political theory can help explain our times | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

Passages that 10-20 years ago might have been read as insights into an increasingly distant and historic mass psychosis that gripped Central Europe for a few decades in the first half of the last century now seem perfectly apt to describe our present time of alternative facts and information overload. 


The Origins of Totalitarianism joins 1984 and It Can’t Happen Here on the list of books readers are turning to for insights into what’s happening in America, and whether the new president is a brash populist who can “get things done” within the general framework of American democratic institutions or if he represents a genuine threat to them.

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In This Corner of Turkey, Stories of Conflict, Loss, and Hope

In This Corner of Turkey, Stories of Conflict, Loss, and Hope | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

 Anush Babajanyan, an Armenian photographer, explores intertwined passions against the backdrop of recent clashes.

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The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
According to BrightSide.me.
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The new left: don’t call them Corbynistas

The new left: don’t call them Corbynistas | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

They are the leading lights of a new anti-establishment: from Take Back the City activists to Students Against TTIP, and from low-wage campaigners to Momentum supporters. Read about the energised young people fighting for a different kind of politics and consider such questions as: "Is the grassroots Momentum group really full of Trotskyites bent on destroying the Labour party from within – or just frustrated young people prepared to fight for a different kind of politics?"

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Heroine of the Kurds dies fighting Isis suicide attack

Heroine of the Kurds dies fighting Isis suicide attack | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

A young machine-gunner and feminist, Asia Ramazan Antar, who became a poster girl for the female Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State has been killed while attempting to halt an attack by three suicide car bombers. 


Antar is said to have joined the YPJ, the all-female brigade of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), in 2014 hoping to free Syrian women in her village from patriarchal domination. She was married and divorced within three months of her marriage and had secondary school level education when she joined the YPJ.

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Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
The story of more than a decade of war, terror and revolution in the Middle East, seen through the eyes of six people whose lives were changed forever.
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Fences: A Brexit Diary

Fences: A Brexit Diary | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it
One useful consequence of Brexit is to finally and openly reveal a deep fracture in British society that has been thirty years in the making. The gaps between north and south, between the social classes, between Londoners and everyone else, between rich Londoners and poor Londoners, and between white and brown and black are real and need to be confronted by all of us, not only those who voted Leave.
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The Telephonoscope (1879)

The Telephonoscope (1879) | Spatial Practices, World Narratives and Narrative Worlds | Scoop.it

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from 1879, envisaging the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.

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John Gray - The Dialectical Man

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John Gray reviews The Dialectical Man - Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones


The grand intellectual construction that later came to be known as Marxism has only a tenuous and oblique connection with Marx’s own efforts to understand and respond to the events of his time. Episodic and disjointed because of his uncertain life as a penurious émigré, Marx’s writings never added up to a unified world-view.

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