SimplyAHuman

A first grader should understand that his or her culture isn’t a rational invention; that there are thousands of other cultures and they all work pretty well; that all cultures function on faith rather than truth; that there are lots of alternatives to our own society. Cultural relativity is defensible and attractive. It’s also a source of hope. It means we don’t have to continue this way if we don’t like it.

— Kurt Vonnegut, Playboy interview 1973 (via boom-bap)


sociology-of-space:

New Orleans - In the hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward, there’s now a community development whose buildings use 75% less energy than typical structures. The Holy Cross Project incorporates rain harvesting, solar and geothermal power, and home-monitoring systems that show a resident’s real-time energy consumption
Photograph: Stephen Wilkes
from the series: Sink or swim: designing for climate change – in pictures View Larger

sociology-of-space:

New Orleans - In the hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward, there’s now a community development whose buildings use 75% less energy than typical structures. The Holy Cross Project incorporates rain harvesting, solar and geothermal power, and home-monitoring systems that show a resident’s real-time energy consumption

Photograph: Stephen Wilkes

from the series: Sink or swim: designing for climate change – in pictures


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