UNESCO calls for COVID-19 vaccines to be considered a global public good  more...

UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) have called for a change of course in current COVID-19 vaccination strategies, urging that vaccines be treated as a global public good to ensure they are made equitably available in all countries, and not only to those who bid the highest for these vaccines. Both committees have a long track record in providing ethical guidance on sensitive issues*.

 
 

Highest-ever funding to UN rural development agency IFAD to tackle hunger and poverty for the world’s poorest more...

US$3.8 billion, that’s how much the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will now be able to invest in the world’s rural poor. This, thanks to an unprecedented record-high financing target set today by governments from 177 countries at IFAD’s annual Governing

 
 

Bilbao and Painting  more...

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Bilbao and Painting, an exhibition sponsored by Iberdrola, that brings together a selection of paintings created by artists working in Bilbao in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who traveled to Paris and incorporated the ideas of modernism from French

 
 

Future cities: new challenges need to reimagine the look of urban landscapes more...

No other architectural style elicits emotional reactions like Brutalism. Think monolithic concrete buildings composed of blunt rectangular forms, devoid of colour, decoration or symbolism, with cavernous interiors that complement the exterior’s hulking, inhuman scale. But

 
 

Moynihan Train Hall, a monumental citizen project that is restoring the size of train travel in New York  more...

Designed by SOM, the project completely reimagines the travel experience at the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, and evokes the architectural heritage of New York’s original Penn Station. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) are celebrating the

 
 

Reinterpretation of a 100+ year zoning law in the heart of Harlem more...

The Smile, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, is a mixed-use residential development introducing affordable housing units alongside market rate rentals, set within the vibrant Harlem streetscape.In 1912, the Equitable Building in Lower Manhattan was

 
 

Brutalism: how to love a concrete beast more...

No other architectural style elicits emotional reactions like Brutalism. Think monolithic concrete buildings composed of blunt rectangular forms, devoid of colour, decoration or symbolism, with cavernous interiors that complement the exterior’s

 

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