Ask   Submit   London architecture student who breathes art and design, Iraqi by birth, a global citizen at heart with a quad-cultural identity. Passionate humanitarian, a leftist Islamic feminist with an inter-religious spirituality. Avid reader and a keen appreciator of philosophy, music and cultural diversity.


I was speaking to a friend in Gaza and he told me that his little cousin is writing her name all over her body with her markers, just in case she gets blown up and no one can identify her. She is 11 years old. 11. The psychological pain and trauma the Palestinian children go through is absolutely repulsive.

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House Riihi, Alajärvi, Finland by OOPEAA | via

The building is located in Alajärvi, a small village in eastern Ostrobothnia in Finland, in a valley-like area next to a small island of forest on the side of a farm field.

It was commissioned by a family of an entrepreneur father, an artist mother and two sons, who needed a house with spaces to live in accompanied with spaces for their hobbies and a studio to serve as an atelier.

The house blends in with the surrounding landscape through its shape and materials. The composition subtly recalls the feeling of a traditional Finnish farm, in which wooden cottages were arranged so as to form a protected inner courtyard with the buildings facing the courtyard. In this case, the three buildings, the house, the atelier and the garage, give shape to an intimate garden, creating an optimal microclimate around the house by minimizing the impact of the northerly winds blowing in the valley.

Photography: Jussi Tiainen

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"People who can’t imagine are susceptible to bigotry, racism, hatred, and violence toward others. Why? Because they can’t imagine any other scenario, perspective, or opinion other than their own. They have an inability to see themselves in someone else’s shoes. They can’t see beyond their own narrow reality. When you can’t imagine, you can’t empathize, understand, or relate with the actions, struggles, pain, suffering, persecution, and trials of others — you become apathetic, unmoved, stoic, and inactive."
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"I’m not for everyone. I’m barely for me."
Marc Maron (via gracefully-found)

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"The idea of timelessness sustains the economic value of art while also concealing the historical circumstances in which art is produced and the class differences existing in these circumstances."
Marx // (the real reason why Greek art, for example, continues to be enjoyed is that it was produced during the dawn of Western civilisation, during its “childhood”. Thus, a certain nostalgia exists for the products of that “innocent” time.) // (this is debatable but does make sense on a pragmatic level)
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#marx is such a babe  #karl marx  #marxism  #marx  #art  #greek art  #modern art  #art history 

Rene Magritte (Belgian: 1898-1967), Secret Life IV, 1928. Oil on canvas.


Rene Magritte (Belgian: 1898-1967), Secret Life IV, 1928. Oil on canvas.

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I have been spending this evening with my modernist boys: Nietzsche, Freud and Marx.

Nietzsche is always asking the right questions…
Freud is hilarious…
And I love Marx’s artistic side that is not often noticed…

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#...  #personal  #post midnight thought