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|"The House is the Most Flexible Space Ever": Interview with Pippo Ciorra and André Tavares|
Added: 16.04.2021 14:20 | 3 views | 0 comments
"The is among the first concepts shared by society and architecture", states and Pippo Ciorra, curators of the exhibition called , on display at Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural Belém, in Lisbon. The show, which is the unfolding of another one previously held at the in Rome, gathers pieces from the huge collection of the Italian institution and seeks intersections with contemporary Portuguese architectural production. Its main topic – the , the – has never been more discussed than right now.
|Arteta expecting tough test against Emery´s Villarreal after easing past Slavia Prague|
Added: 16.04.2021 0:26 | 6 views | 0 comments
Mikel Arteta was delighted with Arsenal's clinical victory over Slavia Prague but has warned his side face a tough test against former boss Unai Emery's Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals. The Gunners entered Thursday's quarter-final second leg with the tie delicately poised at 1-1, but they produced one of their best displays under Arteta ...]
|Visiting Machu Picchu: 4 Tips for Responsible Travel|
Added: 15.04.2021 20:32 | 8 views | 0 comments
Peru's tourism has seen a massive boom in recent years. More than 3,000 tourists per day trample the grounds of the ancient Inca city, well above the limit set by UNESCO. Such popularity comes at a price: Because Machu Picchu is built on a humanmade mound of earth, the ground is comparatively soft and the site is actually sinking, albeit very slowly. Due to the influx of tourists, Peru is implementing new measures to visit Machu Picchu in order to ensure sustainability, including establishing two entry windows (6am-noon and noon-5:30pm), predetermined paths for tourists to walk on while in the sanctuary, and time limits at specific spots in the ruins.
If you’re headed to Machu Picchu, there are plenty of ways for you to minimize your environmental impact while making the most of your trip of a lifetime! Here's where to start.
Pass on Plastic
Every time travelers buy a plastic water bottle, they are contributing to a waste problem that is reaching epic proportions all over Peru. Nearly 200 million plastic bottles are produced every month in Peru alone, and a good chunk of these are consumed by tourists—who understandably need a few liters of purified water for each day in Peru. Here's what you can do to help:
- Carry a reusable hard plastic water bottle and fill it with treated or boiled water.
- Buy sodas and water in refillable glass bottles.
- Request that your hotel provide water tanks (bidones) or at the very least boiled water for refilling bottles.
- Reuse plastic bags over and over and do not accept new ones.
- Spread the word!
Pick a Responsible Trekking Agency
Among the more than 150 licensed trekking agencies operating in Cusco, the standards of service and social and environmental responsibilities vary greatly. It's important to be discerning and to research thoroughly before booking. , , and are a few great choices: Not only is their experience and professionalism unsurpassed, but they consistently recycle their trash, pack out all human waste, treat water carefully, and pay porters fair wages.
From beautiful crafts and Andean paintings to gorgeous ceramics and weavings, there are tons of souvenir options to bring home from your adventure, and they can be a great way to support the local economy.
A great association in Cusco, run by the altruistic Franco Negri, is Casa Ecológica (Portal de Carnes 236, interior 2, cell tel. 984-117-962, 9am-9:30pm daily), which was created to promote sustainable development in rural communities. The shop sells traditional crafts produced with natural fibers, as well as organic cosmetics and food products.
You'll find some of the highest-quality textiles for sale in all of Cusco at the (Av. El Sol 603, tel. 084/22-8117, 7:30am-8:30pm daily). Nilda Callañaupa, a weaver and scholar from Chinchero, set up the center with the admirable goal of recovering ancient technologies, showcasing high-quality weavings, and sending revenue straight back to the remote, neglected villages that produce them. Local weavers give daily demonstrations, and there are displays that explain all the plants, minerals, and berries used for natural dyes.
Why not give back to the community while you're there? There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities in Peru involving art and culture, community development, disability and addiction services, ecotourism and the environment, education, health care, and services for children and women. Although these organizations don't pay salaries, they often provide food or accommodation in exchange for your time.
The nonprofit (Lima tel. 01/447-5190) is dedicated to conserving natural biodiversity, and its volunteers play a firsthand role in helping that mission happen. The two-week to monthlong volunteer programs take participants to the ocean to research dolphin populations or dive into open water to collect marine species. (Only experienced divers can apply for the latter option.) A rainforest trip to Manu involves researching tapirs, macaws, and giant river otters. Lima's is a solid resource that hooks up volunteers with organizations. There are also many Peru-based volunteer organizations: check out programs in Huancayo; the organization in Carhuaz in the Cordillera Blanca; and in Ollantaytambo.
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|The Lebanese Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale, Curated by Hala Wardé, Tackles the Notions of Emptiness and Silence|
Added: 15.04.2021 19:21 | 5 views | 0 comments
Entitled “A Roof for Silence”, the Lebanese Pavilion at the 17th International Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, will investigate the question of living together, tackling the issue of coexistence through a questioning of the spaces of silence, and by putting into dialogue architecture, painting, music, poetry, video and photography. Curated by , founder of , in collaboration with and , the national pavilion will be on display at the Magazzino del Sale (Zattere), from May 22nd to November 21st, 2021.
|Colton Underwood is gay. Will this help 'The Bachelor' finally join the 21st century?|
Added: 15.04.2021 15:36 | 29 views | 0 comments
Between Underwood's reveal and the racism displayed during Matt James' season, it's time to completely overhaul the show and ditch its toxic tropes.
|Roughly 20,000 people displaced by ongoing volcanic eruptions in St. Vincent|
Added: 14.04.2021 22:18 | 23 views | 0 comments
The eruptions and ashfall are expected to continue for days.
|2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron EV debuts Sonos audio, augmented-reality head-up display - Roadshow|
Added: 14.04.2021 18:15 | 16 views | 0 comments
Audi is growing fleet of electric vehicles with two new SUVs, but this new compact range's most interesting tech is inside.
|The new TCL 20 Pro 5G has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with HDR10 support|
Added: 14.04.2021 16:00 | 23 views | 0 comments
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|Marcy NS-1201R Magnetic Recumbent Cycle - $239.97|
Added: 14.04.2021 15:16 | 24 views | 0 comments
This Marcy NS-1201R Magnetic Recumbent Cycle features an easy-to-read computer screen on this recumbent cycle displays scan, speed, distance, time, od ...
|On This Day: 14 April 1894|
Added: 14.04.2021 11:47 | 13 views | 0 comments
In 1894, Thomas Edison and William Dickson made headway for moving pictures, displaying the Kinetoscope in New York. (April 14)