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Is Human Workforce Destroyed by Machines?

Humans have come a long way since the division of labour and specialisation. However, the 4th industrial revolution and digitalisation of homes are knocking...

PHOTO ESSAY From Geçekondu to TOKI – The Rise of Turkey’s Skyscrapers

  The district around Ankara castle in the Northern part of the city is currently undergoing massive changes. The traditional 2 storey-houses are being replaced...

Can China’s Economic Rise and Sustainable Development Coexist?

By: Jaewon Son (Guest writer) China’s rapid economic development, paired with its increasing energy consumption, has posed one of the country’s largest challenges for achieving...

Weather(ed) Refugees

“no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well...

Don’t ask what You can do for Nature… but what Nature can do...

Environmentalists have tirelessly pointed to the global environmental degradation. Many ecosystems such as wetlands, boreal areas and coral reefs have disappeared due to industrialization,...

Wasting Away: Bringing the Oceans’ Plastic Problem to the Climate Crisis Mainstream

From Finding Waste to Finding Ways A beach overwhelmed with trash. A decaying albatross, guts punctured by colorful shards from old packaging. Further ahead, a...

Defensive Architecture: Masking Reality and Enforcing Segregation?

The subjective feeling of security has recently been at the center of political debates throughout Europe, with an observed increase in terrorist activities and...

The power of zero: Rethinking the economic system

We want, we deserve, we need a zero waste society In an ever-changing globalized world, environmental problems such as resource depletion, loss of biodiversity and...

A Future in Standby for Brazil

In 1941, Stephan Zweig, a prominent Austrian writer of the 20th century, wrote extensively about the “Country of the Future”. He referred himself to...

Visiting the Nuclear Power Plant that Never Was

It’s a strange place with an even stranger history. In 1969, the construction of a nuclear power plant in Austria was approved by the...

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