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Climate change during Covid-19

Ever since the pandemic emerged there has been endless grief, suffering and tragedies. Despite this being the case, Covid-19 has had a contrasting impact on the environment, specifically when looking at how the social changes caused by the pandemic has led to its revitalization, and the positive effects of climate change.  When lockdown first began …

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Amalgam: From Haven of Racial Tolerance to Desolate Deserted Island

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Fifty years after first making their homes on the island of Malaga in the 1860s, a stone’s throw off the coast of Maine, a small community of mixed-race Americans were forcibly evicted from their homes. Over a hundred years later, the island remains desolate, uninhabited and its history largely forgotten.  In his latest exhibition, currently …

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Ivan Aivazovsky, ‘The Ninth Wave’ and the Russian Mindset.

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Visual arts, performing arts and literature are all examples of theoretical and physical expressions of creativity found in our societies. At certain points in history, there is an explosion of ideas and at other times there can be a decay. Ibn Khaldun would associate such creativity as a hobby of sedentary people who within that …

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China’s manufacturing exports: carbon emissions and consumption

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Our current world is filled with uncertainty. The global arena has recently been shaken, all walks of life have been impacted, businesses have been driven to the ground and patterns of behaviour have changed. Or have they? By evaluating China’s carbon emissions since February, it seems that consumer habits remain potent. One constant has remained …

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