As an art history student, I found Meier's point of view to be very interesting, particularly that not all buildings are architecture. After working with the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, I learned that the space, designed by a Japanese architect, was created with the notion that architecture/the building forms and molds around an existing fluid space. In this sense, architecture is in fact distinguishable from buildings, which are erected for practical or economic reasons, since it is created with theory and thought as is other important art. Moreover, it is interesting to consider how architecture and current art movements interact and exchange ideas.
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The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.
- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
- British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
The Green New Deal is an ambitious attempt to fight climate change, but is it destined to hit the political skids?
- Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.
- The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.
- Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues.
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