Normally we go by the motto of “what happens in the ARE Boot Camp Coaching Program, stays in the ARE Boot Camp Coaching Program” but when we hosted our very good friend Drew Paul Bell to the talk to the Boot Campers about his best advice for those testing, we had to share. Drew Paul […]
While he was growing up, Christian Fraser enjoyed math, building things, and making things work. He assumed that he’d end up becoming an engineer of some sort. Then he had the opportunity to take architecture classes in high school. While many of his classmates didn’t take the architecture classes seriously, Christian got more and more […]
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By now I am sure you have heard about the upcoming Young Architect Conference. We, here at Young Architect, are so excited to bring YOU a conference for YOU and about YOU. The future of Architecture! In the planning stages of this conference, which is a huge undertaking, we thought a lot about not just […]
Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war. In a new report, Save the Children documented the devastating toll that armed conflicts have on children psychologically and physically and is urging further resources and political commitment […]
Margot Wallström is Foreign Minister of Sweden*
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When the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded a three-day forum on “Peace and Development” on May 16, the primary focus was the daunting challenges threatening global security, including growing military interventions, spreading humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, increasing civil wars, extreme weather conditions triggered by climate change and widespread poverty and conflict-related hunger. For […]
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With the further recent escalations involving US and Saudi accusations of Iran’s involvement in damaging four commercial carriers in the Persian Gulf, and the US military plans to send 120, 000 troops, the US has raised the stakes in the dangerous game of trapping Iran to take steps that can justify US attack on Iran. […]
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Masana Ndinga-Kanga is Crisis Response Fund Lead with global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.
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Patrick Amir Imam is the Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Zimbabwe & Kangni Kpodar is Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department and senior fellow at the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
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The United Nations must act to prevent further devastation from the escalating crisis in Cameroon, human rights groups said. Since 2016, worsening violence in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions has killed almost 2,000 people and displaced over 430,000 people. For years, the UN has remained largely silent about the crisis. Finally, however, the Security Council […]
The European Union plans to deploy 10 000 armed border guards by 2027 to patrol its land and sea borders. The force will have the power to use armed force on the EU’s external borders. The European Border and Coast Guard agency, Frontex, currently employs 1 500 border guards and works alongside national border control […]
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.
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Luis Felipe López-Calva is UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Attila Mong* is a freelance journalist and Berlin-based correspondent for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Europe
In October 2018, Viktoria Marinova, a host for TVN, was raped and murdered near the station's studios. When CPJ's Europe correspondent, Attila Mong, spoke with her colleagues and other journalists during a trip to Bulgaria last month, they said that while they don't believe the attack is linked to Marinova's work, it has highlighted the dangers and pressures for investigative reporters.
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The power of sport can help make global sustainable development a reality, and such power transcends cultural, linguistic and even physical barriers. In recent years, disabled athletes have gained greater visibility—an essential step in recognising their talent, abilities, and importance. In December, the United Nations General Assembly formally recognised the power of sport as an […]
With the most recent spat between China and the US—not uncharacteristically if unintentionally engineered by Trump’s announcement of increasing tariffs from ten per cent to twenty five percent unless China agrees to his “deal”whatever that may be we seem to be back to the drawing board in the ongoing US-China trade war. Last week I […]
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Andrew Norton is Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
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On 25 April, Joseph Biden announced his candidacy for the US presidency, declaring that his decision was based on fears of Trump being re-elected: ”He will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”1 Joe Biden´s statement mirrors rising concerns that Trump´s […]
(Dawn) – Twenty-three teenage Rohingya girls were rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital Dhaka to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said on Sunday. Dhaka police also arrested four human traffickers including a Rohingya couple and recovered over 50 Bangladeshi passports from them on Saturday. Police spokesman Mokhlesur Rahman […]
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More people are displaced inside their own countries than ever before, and only higher figures can be expected without urgent long-term action, a new report found. Launched by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the new Global Report on Internal Displacement examines trends in internal displacement worldwide and has […]
(The Daily Star) – Around 60 migrants most of them from Bangladesh have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea after it left Libya for Italy, the Tunisian Red Crescent said today. Survivors told the Red Crescent the tragedy unfolded after some 75 people who had left Zuwara on the northwestern Libyan coast […]
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This holiday home in Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo was designed by Zozaya Arquitectos to step down a steep slope towards the Pacific Ocean. Casa Z sits high above the small town, which is a popular tourist destination on Mexico's Pacific coast due to its warm climate and expansive beaches. "The main concept of the project
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A warm material palette is used to transport customers from the urban grit of New York City into this cosy bakery designed by local firm GRT Architects. Bourke Street Bakery, a well-known Australian bakery & cafe in Sydney, tasked GRT Architects to design its first location in America. The studio's Rustam Mehta, Tal Schori and
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Architecture office AP Valletta has restored an old coach house in the town of Balzan, Malta, adding a contemporary extension featuring a weave-patterned stone facade. The Coach House occupies a building situated alongside the 18th-century Palazzo Bosio, which is located within a conservation area on the edge of Balzan's historic centre. The original building is
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An eight-piece collection of furniture by designer Remko Verhaagen is part of an initiative to rehabilitate disused war bunkers along the Dutch coast to use as holiday homes and artist retreats. The non-profit Stelling 33 Foundation launched in 2013 with the aim of exploring the potential of the Dutch remnants of a 5000-kilometre defence line
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Our new Pinterest board showcases the best and most innovative uses of tiles, including MVRDV's shopping centre that's covered in hand-glazed iridescent ceramic tiles and a greenery-boosting tile that can collect and manage water. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›
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British designer Ben Thompson has combined the grandeur of a Georgian manor with the informality of a modern farmhouse for the interiors of a new hotel in Hampshire, England. Heckfield Place is an 18th-century country house, renovated to create 44 guest suites, two restaurants, spa facilities and an underground cinema. It sits at the heart
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Mexico City firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has stepped and staggered a series of buildings and terraces to form the sprawling Solaz resort in Los Cabos. The property sits on 24 acres (9.8 hectares) of rugged waterfront terrain on the Baja Peninsula between Cabo San Lucas and the historic San Jose del Cabo. "The extraordinary natural
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This photoset by Australian photographer Tom Ross captures a geometric, concrete research laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, which was designed by architect IM Pei who passed away this week. Ross, a long-time fan of the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect, ventured to the city's rural Table Mesa neighbourhood to capture Mesa Lab earlier this year. "Whenever I travel
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A star-shaped arrangement of gables allows for sweeping views across the surrounding landscape from this house in the village of Radailiai, Lithuania. Lithuanian studio Implant Architecture designed the house to have no obvious front, with large areas of glazing at each gable's end giving a different perspective over the landscape. "Having a full panoramic view,
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Twenty-one designers have explored the rituals of the dinner table for an exhibition inside an Austrian castle. Called Ad Mensam after the Latin for "at the table", the exhibition explores the table as a place where people gather to share food and have proper conversations. It is on show at Schloss Hollenegg, a castle on
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This week on Dezeen, the world paid tribute to the "incredible life" of Chinese-American architect IM Pei, who passed away on Thursday aged 102. Referred to by Li Xioadong as "a true master", Pritzker Prize-winning Pei was known for his bold modernist style, and illustrious portfolio of museums, libraries and civic centres. Among his most
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Tall, skinny houses designed to fit on small, restrictive plots, can be found all over south and east Asia. Here are nine of the best examples from the densely populated neighbourhoods of Seoul and Busan – South Korea's two largest cities. Five-storey House, Seoul, by STPMJ Five-storey House by STPMJ is topped with a seamlessly swooping roof
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Architecture studio NADAAA has renovated a Neo-Gothic brick building and added a sculptural extension with a jagged roof to house the design school at the University of Toronto. Officially called Daniels Building at One Spadina Crescent, the school building is located on the university's campus in central Toronto. The project entailed the renovation of a
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An exhibition at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands celebrates 100 years of universal voting rights in the country. Co-curator Egge Knol picks five objects that tell the story. In the Netherlands, as in so many countries, it took years of tireless campaigning to change the law to allow women to vote. The Dutch parliament
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Architects and critics have joined in an outpouring of praise for the work of Chinese-American architect IM Pei, who has died at the age of 102. Norman Foster and Daniel Libeskind are among those that have paid their respects. "RIP a legend," Libeskind wrote on Instagram. "At dinner with him in Berlin years ago, we shared
Celebrities attending the Met Gala not only misunderstood the concept of camp, but showed levels of waste that will lead to a backlash against displays of decadence, says Li Edelkoort. With growing unease I witnessed the spectacle at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the temple of culture as we once knew it. The displayed extravaganza,
New York design studio Trueing has intended to put "an interesting spin on the familiar" with the bold hand-formed coloured glass chain links that feature in its latest collection of lighting. Launched at this year's NYCxDesign festival, Trueing's Cerine series comprises two pendants, a floor lamp and a sconce. The Brooklyn studio, founded by partners
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Dezeen promotion: Italian architect Piero Lissoni has created a modular sofa system for B&B Italia, which can be reconfigured with 84 different components. Presented at this year's Salone Del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, the Dock seating system is designed so that it can be assembled in numerous variations to suit different people's needs. The sofa's structure is based on
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Gauzy white curtains and subtly patterned floors help organise the layout of this events space, created by architect Mary Duggan for the Science Museum in London. Occupying the fifth and sixth floors of the Science Museum's building in South Kensington, the two-room facility is designed as an "ever-changing theatre of activity". Since the 1980s these
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Curator Klaus Littmann imagines a future where forests only exist inside stadiums, like animals in a zoo, in his upcoming installation, For Forest. Littmann is working with Enea Landscape Architecture on the installation, which will see 300 trees planted across the pitch of Wörthersee Stadion, home of football team Austria Klagenfurt. Billed as Austria's largest
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