The story of the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra is one of the most inspiring tales of resourcefulness and transcendence one might ever hear and see. The people of Cateura, Paraguay create beautiful sound out of what most anyone would consider trash.Be sure to check out their website and keep an eye out for screening tours in the near future.
Hey-ooo! Heres a wee smattering of intrigues from the random images folder to provide some thought fodder for yawl -ENJURRR :} https://capturingcapacity.com/?s=Miscellanea+
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If you for some reason you ain’t familiar with the magaizine Adbusters, allow me to introduce you to one of the most avant-garde and radical publications of the modern era. Thanks to my good friend (Loren Polster) who gifted me a subscription to the commendable bi-monthly, I now have an even larger disdain for capitalism than before ;}. Here is a link to preview issues of past ADBUSTERS. Even if you can’t agree with all the critical views presented in […]
It’s been a long-while since last posting a Schumacher lecture, and with the recent experience at Quail Springs, it seems fitting to share another nugget of ‘Small is Beautiful’ gospel. As head founder of the Institute for Local Self Reliance, David Morris was invited to speak at the E.F. Schumacher Lectures. Speaking of scale, Appropriate Technologies, and localization, Morris is knowledgeable and articulate. The picture above is of a city in China whose pollution is the epitome of gloom, and […]
Yet another beautiful side project that we got to take part in at the highly secretive research compound in Southern Cal, was the sculpting of a Cob Oven. The process is so extremely accessible, and the cooking potential is outstanding. There were a few pizza parties had with these cob ovens, and, by-God, they were the best pizzas ever. So whatchya waitin’ for? Here’s a visual break down: I you have any questions or thoughts on cob ovens, I’d love […]
Hailing from Toronto, Edward Burtynsky stands out as one of the most environmental photographers of all time. With his breakout study (and resulting film) ‘Manufactured Landscapes’, Burtynksy presented grand-scale visuals to help viewers question the morality of production cycles for consumer goods from China and other blighted landscapes caused by modern day lifestyles. Breaking a 7 year hiatus from the realm of film, Burtynksky and Jennifer Baichwal have teamed up once again to create yet another thought provoking documentary entitled […]
Growing up in the changing scenes of Kentucky, Mark Dorf has done a lot of contemplating on what the relation between technology and the natural world. Using photography and 3d mapping and modeling programs, Dorf forces viewers to consider what is real, what is important, and what the differences/connections between the 2 are. REALITY BYTES
Here is the other timber frame cob in-fill mini-house that we have been raising over the past few weeks (with the help of 8 additional workshopers. Here you can see that some of the base coat of plaster has been laid down and that the exterior is starting to take shape. In the previous gallery post, you can see some of the great embedding of materials into the cob walls of this home such as Manzanita and old hand tools! […]
Here is a visual breakdown of some of the progress that the building crew has been making over the past couple weeks. The house below is for some rad longer-term interns needing a more sufficient shelter for the winter months in the high desert of Southern California. THIS IS THE HOUSE JACK (& CO.) BUILT!