Cities of Hope / street art by Aeroplane

This weekend saw the completion of ‘cities of hope'; a street art convention which lasted for nine days and brought more colour and awareness into Manchester. The project was developed by 'Vestige' a not-for-profit social justice organisation, involving nine international street artists and locally based charities to express and bring attention to nine global issues.

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Eames at the Barbican by Aeroplane

Some inspiring characters come and go, and some last forever. Charles and Ray Eames are evidently the second. Pioneers of plastic and fibreglass moulding or exposing the benefits of shaping plywood for helping wounded soldiers avoid gangrene; the pair were a dynamic team who developed our modern perception of design and architecture and helped craft a better future for us all.

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Educated in Bremen by Aeroplane

Last month we found ourselves in Germany at the Universum Bremen; an exhibition centre that, in their words, cover all things "Technology, Human and Nature". What took us by surprise was the lack of 'do not touch' signs, often seen in museums. The number of interactive machines and devices was staggering. The machines were safe but gave the impression of danger; especially while sitting on an earthquake simulator or charging a 'lightning' machine.

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