In the Terrain of Rain – Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha at Bengal Institute

In their presentation Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha question our typical understanding of rain, water and river, and rephrases how all these are connected to our behaviour towards nature. They show evidence of how being gentle to water and letting it flow is always better than forcing and containing it within hard-lines of dams and barrages, and how natural drainage systems can save us during the upcoming crises of climate change rather than controlling it by force.

via Bengal Institute

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the Emeco 111 Navy chair

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*It’s interesting to contrast / compare the two videos. The first, is more “artistic” and seems to emphasize the artisanal / hand-crafted nature of the work. The second more retro, and turn of the century industrial. Not, simply for being B&W, but for its Fordist (and mechanized) assembly line vibe. Though the second, also features a closeup of (peoples) hands in the footage for (almost) every step…