John Martin Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum Tate water damage

Ending Ecocide in Europe

It’s strange to think that, although crimes against humanity are an established (albeit recent) aspect of international law, no such equivalent exists for the non-human. As Jacques Derrida puts it…

JMW Turner Keelmen heaving in Coal by MoonlightMoonlight

Turner and the Sea

Given that Joseph Mallord William Turner is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of the sea in the history of British art, it seems slightly strange that…

Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Mirrors 2011

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  give me a coin for the slot machine sky, I said and she gave me the sun and the polka dancing stars were sequins on night’s black dress give…

Hidden Landscapes Project

Hidden Landscapes Project

“Over the course of 12 months, beginning September 2012, eight sites located within and around Letchworth Garden City were explored and narrowed down to four (Sites 1, 2, 3 and…

Angelita, Ecuador

The Jambi Huasi Clinic

The town of Otavalo, just two hours from Quito, is a place where Ecuador’s indigenous Andean population has thrived for thousands of years. The Quichua indígenas (indigenous people) in Otavalo…

The Art of Fermentation

Sandor Ellix Katz is the author of The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes From Around The World, “the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home…

The Island

I. He covers my eyes with a blindfold of elderberries and makes me promise not to peek. He thrusts a lead in my hand and, with a clicking noise out…

Dead Bears and Pylons

“What the hell is that?” The man was at the bottom of Millfields Park in Hackney, can of lager in hand. He frowned across the Lea River at a cormorant…