This photograph was taken by Laurent Troude for Libération during a pro-Palestinian rally in Paris on July 19, 2014. Large crowds of protesters in Paris clash with police at a banned pro-Palestinian rally against Israeli military action in Gaza.
BUILDING BLOCKS - Nikole Cabrera
Syracuse University (Jimenez Lai)
Building Blocks is a comic book about two characters, a toddler and a baby, in which the toddler is constantly constructing this world and the baby is repetitively destroying it. It is told through the perspective of the imaginary people who live in these blocks and follows their schedule through a typical day. What we ordinarily see as building blocks in our lives at one scale, can be fantastical architecture at another.
Mountain (1995) by Mariele Neudecker
Moray: Extreme Inca Landscaping
Moray is an archaeological site in Peru containing unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m (98 ft) deep. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a sophisticated irrigation system and appears to be an early experimental agriculture station. These gigantic bowls recall Indian stepwells, but scholars speculate they were utilized to concentrate thermal gradients and affect the local weather. Indeed, the temperature varies substantially (up to 15° – 20° C) between the center (warmer) and the exterior (colder) and the site reproduces more than 20 ecological areas. The exact usage of the site of Moray is still subject to research, however. It possible that this large temperature difference was used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. allowing for domestication, acclimatization, and hybridization of wild vegetable species that were modified or adapted for human consumption.