Five things that caught our eye
Every three weeks, we round up a list of five articles that caught our eye. Here’s our team's top 5 of the week.
A Museum of Selfies, really?
Listen, at first glance, we weren’t totally sold on the idea either. But, on second thought, the Museum of Selfies may actually be onto something. This pop-up exhibition, set to open in Los Angeles in April, explores the history of the self-portrait and the art of the narcissist, asking a pretty a valid question — can a selfie sometimes be art?
Here’s why you should hire an architect & an exhibition designer at the same time
The American Alliance of Museums recently published 7 pretty solid reasons why your museum projects reach their greatest potential when you hire an architect and an exhibition designer right from the very start. From our own experience, we can certainly say this approach works wonders.
21 World Heritage Sites at risk of being lost forever
Each year, UNESCO publishes a watchlist of World Heritage Sites in Danger. While several places on that list are found in conflict-ridden countries, some of the most recent additions are pretty unexpected. Here are 21 World Heritage Sites that may not be around forever, or at least not as we know them today.
The world-renowned Holocaust memorial created by high schoolers
In 1998, in a small town in Tennessee, a teacher and a football coach got their students together to start a giant paper clip collection. Their goal? To teach them a thing or two about prejudice and tolerance. Twenty years later, a holocaust memorial designed by the students has become “a pilgrimage site for student groups, religious congregations, and even motorcycle clubs, who gather there to remember the victims of the Nazi regime.” How? Read on to find out!
Are smartphones transforming our spaces?
And finally, this one’s a bit of an oldie (it was published in November), but we still think it’s a goodie. Architecture firm Gensler recently published a fascinating study exploring the ways smartphones, and the multi-tasking society they’ve created, have given rise to spaces that are multi-taskers, too; places where you can shop, work, socialize and entertain, and that, all at once.