fairtrade:

Chetna Organic is going #insideout for Fashion Revolution Day. How about you?

Fashion Revolution Day on 24 April 2014 calls for change in the textile supply chain from our wardrobes all the way back to the cotton fields. It marks the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster which killed 1,133 people when the factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Fashion Revolution Day is making the challenge ‘Who Made Your Clothes?’  Fashion lovers can show their support for farmers and workers in the textile industry by wearing an item of clothing inside out to show off the label, photographing it and then sharing it on all social networks with the hashtag #insideout.

dynamicafrica:

Hazy scenes of life in various parts of Algeria photographed by Franco-Algerian photographer Bruno Boudjelal over a ten-year period, starting in 1993.

Published in his 2009 book Disquiet Days / Jours intranquilles, the series consists of a collection of a highly personal visual perspective of Boudjelal’s journey across a country he had become unfamiliar with in some ways.

Through this series of intimate complex interactions, these images speak profoundly to Boudjelal’s position as an insider-outsider in Algeria, which can often be seen through the distance illustrated between the eye of Boudjelal’s inquisitive lens and the subjects in his photographs.

neuromorphogenesis:

Language and Your Brain

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages.

By Voxy.

ted:

This is the Makoko community, built on stilts in the Lagos Lagoon off the coast of Nigeria. It’s one of many communities photographed by Iwan Baan to show how people build homes in unlikely places and thrive despite tough conditions. 

Watch the full talk for many more pictures »

yagazieemezi:

My Nigeria So Far

Snippets of finally living back home after 9 years. Captured among family and friends between Lagos, Aba and Umuahia. There’s the heat, the traffic and no electricity, but all that fades for the better moments- Yagazie Emezi

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

"It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment."
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (via camilla-macauley)
"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."
Frida Kahlo (via ohflowerchild)
awesomefrench:

Etudiants attendant les résultats d’examens à la Sorbonne. Paris, vers 1910.
© Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet

awesomefrench:

Etudiants attendant les résultats d’examens à la Sorbonne. Paris, vers 1910.

© Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet

Picture credit: Josie Portillo

Picture credit: Josie Portillo

Important Lessons from Spirited Away.

whosaprettypolyglot:

The French word for “pie chart” is “diagramme en camembert”

I’m so happy

Bolivia by Julyinireland on Flickr.

Bolivia by Julyinireland on Flickr.