The Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg, Germany, is a memorial to Sinti and Roma people killed by Nazis. It officially opened its doors in 1997 after several years of extensive work collecting stories and belongings from victims and survivors. … [Read more...] about Five memorial museums that remind us of the consequences of hate
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“I wanted to bring an entrepreneurial model to the LADP. We’re a smaller company, so we can avoid some of the pitfalls [facing] larger organizations during COVID-19. We’re not performing in an older building, for example.” he says. “Even before the coronavirus [hit], classical arts organizations had trouble filling seats. Because they have to fill up the house, the artistic programming can be less interesting—they don’t want to take chances.” … [Read more...] about This new app from choreographer Benjamin Millepied lets you train at home with some of dance’s biggest stars
After Cobo sketches 30 to 40 template ideas based on his research, he shows them to a small group of Unfold members, who vote on their favorites. The top 15 are then published as a collection, which range in price. Clasico’s first is free and comes with the app, while its later iterations cost $0.99. The Film Frames templates cost $1.99. Cobo says that Unfold has about 5% conversion from downloading to making an in-app purchase. Users spend about four minutes crafting each story they post. … [Read more...] about Designing people’s Instagram Stories is now a million-dollar business
Just as satisfying are the marathon games–the self-destructive versions when, rather than find obvious, logical pairings bridging the gap between two words, you just try to make the other person laugh with the most esoteric references possible. My wife and I have found ourselves 40-rounds deep, still enjoying ourselves–our references seem unmatchable, like “that one aerobics instructor” or “bieber?”–when seemingly out of nowhere, we match up. … [Read more...] about Warning: This Addictive Word Game Induces Clairvoyance
Sam Biederman, systems commissioner for community outreach and partnership development at New York City Parks, works closely with the Central Park Conservancy and also with New York City’s Green Thumb community gardens. He says that given the size of New York City’s population there is physically not enough available land in New York City to grow enough food to feed all its residents. However, he does think community gardens contribute more quality food to certain neighborhoods. Unfortunately, he says, the Central Park Conservancy governs the park with strict rules that may make such a project difficult to undertake. … [Read more...] about What if Central Park were home to a massive urban farm?