“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”
This is an important series of essays which discuss the historical “long tail” of racism in American society, politics, policy, etc.. Really well presented also.
“The Nautilus is a constellation of 95 interactive poles that are activated by touch. Passersby are invited to engage with the immersive space or observe others’ interactions from its central enclosure.”
“A series of lighting fixtures that are produced using 3D printing directly onto textiles. Stiff printing on canvas allows creating complex fixtures. When the printed material conducts electricity, the tangent points created by the wisdom of origami folding, produce a new opportunity – lighting the fixture by shrinking and stretching the structure.”
Yael Akirav is an Industrial Designer based in Jerusalem.