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Posts tagged “history

Awe.some.ful

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Human made structures such as the Great Wall, Machu Picchu, the Colosseum, the Great Pyramid, and many others around the world that have lasted through the ages, inspire awe because of their scale, purpose, design, and history. These feats of human imagination and ambition also elicit another kind of awe – of the human cost in building them.

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Displacement and resettlement in the Pacific

Caught between homelands looks at the recent history of migration and resettlement of two separate Pacific Island communities. The essay provides some interesting insights about ties to culture, land, and identity. The two case studies also provide lessons on how to approach resettlement of displaced communities.

 


Some history, possible futures, and an anxious present…

A world of our own making is an interesting essay exploring the past, present and future, connected through a single image of the earth taken from one of the missions to the moon in the 1960s. This image was later called ‘Earthrise’. The essay asks if we are about to embark on a brave new age, the Antropocene – an age of humans.

'Earthrise' - Photo: NASA

‘Earthrise’ – Photo: NASA