In the age of digital and networked societies, it may seem that only new technologies can move us forward. Martin challenges us to see how collaborative training in traditional skills can pave new ways into the livelihoods of European villages
Product designer Merel Karhof draws inspiration from every day observations and inspections of her surroundings. She curiously unfolds the overlooked and creates designs that tell their very own unique stories. For her most recent project, Windworks, she’s designing upholstered furniture in collaboration with three historical windmills in the Netherlands
A spellbinding journey through old Damascus and the stories, art and architecture that’s put at risk by a tide of modernisation. Soudade Kaadan’s documentary won the second prize in the Murh Arab Documentary category at the Dubai International Film Festival
Stirred with an interest in ancient fairy tales by Romantics Clemens Brentano and Ludwig von Arnim, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm began to collect and write down tales that had been handed down for generations in their hometown of Kassel, Germany. Originally published in 1812, by the time the seventh edition was printed a few years later, Grimm’s Fairy Tales contained 211 stories.
This narrative poem by Roman author Ovid, completed in AD 8, describing the creation and history of the world, has become one of the most popular works of mythology.