Rob Douma talks about how Afghanistan’s stunning landscapes are as diverse as her residents. At times breathtaking, they can be remote, extremely dangerous and totally unforgiving.
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BY KATE THOMSON & HIRONORI KATAGIRI
@ VOL 93
ON JUN 27, 2012
This presentation covers three exhibition projects that Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri produced to support post-tsunami recovery: "Postcards From Japan" is an exhibition of A5-sized artworks by 22 Tohoku artists touring the world, so far shown in Edinburgh, New York, London, and Birmingham.
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Greetings from the colonies: Postcards from a painful past
BY INGE OOSTERHOFF
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 23, 2015
"Some [postcards] promoted colonial ideology and served to uphold the supposed hierarchy of the world, with white societies on top."
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BY BRIAN CARTER
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
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BY ANDY HOANG
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ON JUN 12, 2017
" I have a kinda strange hobby. I had it since 2007..."
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Mailart 365 is a year-long project starting on December 1st, 2010, to make and send a piece of art in the post every day for a year. Artists attempt to make and send 365 pieces in the post, to whoever they please and while doing so, they’re posting up their efforts right here on Mailart 365.
Since the start of the project over 10,000 pieces of mailart have been made and sent out and new pieces are being made every day.
Postcards from the 'Ghan’ Vol. 2, The Urban Environment
Afghanistan is a country with a long and interesting history and this can be seen in the infrastructure and buildings.
Rob Douma worked in Afghanistan as a freelance security consultant for several years.
This presentation focuses on the urban environment Rob experienced in his travels across the country.