• Mano del Desierto: The Giant Hand of the Atacama Desert

    Mano del Desierto: The Giant Hand of the Atacama Desert

    Emerging from the sand of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Mano del Desierto – or Hand of the Desert – by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, looks like the vestige of a lost civilisation, representing human vulnerability and helplessness.

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  • Villemard’s Vision: 1910 Postcards Depict the Year 2000

    Villemard’s Vision: 1910 Postcards Depict the Year 2000

    In the years prior to the dawning of the new millenium, there was an intense exitement for what the year 2000 might hold for the world. Science fiction writers have long expressed their visions of the future, while Villemard’s 1910 postcards showcased his vision of life in the year 2000.

     
  • Alan Weisman: The World Without Us

    Alan Weisman: The World Without Us

    In 2007 American journalist Alan Weisman published his bestselling book “The World Without Us”, a thought experiment exploring the impact on the built and natural environment if humans were to suddenly disappear. Today, with environmental concerns at the forefront of debate, Weisman’s words offer hope and caution.

     
 
 
 
 
 

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