Category " Allgemein "

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Times of Plenty

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 12.02.2015 at 19:40

We distinguish subjective notions of plenty: In traditional times‘ confined subsistence economy, and in the ever growing goods consumption and waste disposal of modern society. It’s the consumer’s perspective that dominates economy nowadays. It even relates to the animal kingdom (Bowerbirds). I have been able to witness all the relevant evolutionary stages —beginning in pre-war […]

Gorilla breaking news

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 09.07.2014 at 16:00

Breaking news from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Virunga National Park and World Heritage Site is highly treasured as the most important refuge of the mountain gorilla. Over 3.000 tourists a year visit the southern sector of Virunga National Park to admire the gorillas as well as the lava lake of the Nyiragongo Volcano. […]

Die Platanen von Kazaviti

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 26.06.2011 at 12:19

  Im Aufbau – Bilder und Text   Nicht einmal die altehrwürdigen Platanen  am Portal zur Schlucht von Kazaviti vermögen wir gegen Vandalismus zu beschützen – vor Einwohnern des Dorfes die sich „Naturschützer“ nennen. Angeblich war dieser Baum tot – Brennholz. So wäre es ein Naturwunder, dass er wieder lebendig geworden ist und neu austreibt…Die […]

The dilemma of rural architecture – part II (New Guinea – Melanesia)

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 05.10.2010 at 19:40

Note also articles/parts I (Introduction/general); III (Greece) and IV (Bavaria). In New Guinea uprooted villagers “design” their houses in a similar way as shanty town dwellers; they return to the basic construction outlines, but they also seek access to advanced technology = corrugated iron, plastic and alike. Any tradition in house design has been totally […]

The dilemma of rural architecture – part IV (Bavaria)

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 05.10.2010 at 19:38

Note also articles/parts I (Introduction/general); II (New Guinea – Melanesia) and III (Greece) Bavarian villages were losing their image, with high-rise cooperative containers (Raiffeisen) dominating the sky line. But with folk tradition still  much alive and reshaping not only by incentives like tourism, old craftsmanship (Zimmerer) and the old-style decorated wooden farm buildings in Uppewr […]