Originally posted on The Further Adventures of Shannon and Brodie:
Once again with the wanderlust. This time for Africa. Waka waka into Casablanca jetlagged and a day late. Don’t fly TAP Air. The fields were dirt brown as we descended toward the airport, but hey it’s winter here too. 33 degrees north latitude puts us…
Oscar Niemeyer was the reason I chose to visit Algeria in the first place said NICK @ CONCRETE AND KITSCH.
So here his story dated May 26, 2019, and titled Oscar Niemeyer in Algeria: Modernism in the Maghreb.
After spending time among the seminal modernist architect’s works in Brasília the year prior, I was keen to see more of his futuristic and red-adjacent vision in other parts of the world. And despite an array, impressive works in France and Tripoli, Lebanon, my heart was set on Africa.
“Are you a passenger on this flight, Madame?”
I looked wearily up from the laden luggage cart I was pushing in the direction of the departure gate to see an airport employee looking at me enquiringly. Shaking my head, I turned the cart around and started back up the long incline to the main airport hall.
This article dated February 16, 2019 and published in Middle East Monitor: Africa, Europe & Russia, Morocco, News, Spain is about a railway line between Morocco and Spain that could be launched soon. Morocco-Spain railway to be launched ‘soon’ A railway line between Morocco and Spain could be launched soon, Morocco’s Transport State Secretary announced […]
Tim Dixon, University of Reading and Lorraine Farrelly, University of Reading Despite the strong Utopian traditions of urban planning, there has often been a reluctance to think beyond the short term. Long-term planning is complex; electoral cycles are short and it’s easier to focus on the everyday challenges than those of the far-off future. For […]