terça-feira, 22 de agosto de 2017

domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017






"Once a week in Paris a group of individuals from all corners of the world meet in a small room at Centre Pompidou to participate in free French lessons. Asylum seekers, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and students sit side-by-side and immerse themselves in polite, if stilted, conversation. However, tensions and misunderstandings occur as the nuances which each participant attempts to express become lost as they struggle to access the language. But despite their differences - and linguistic limitations - the disparate group of strangers in a foreign land find, in the small gestures and subtle looks between the words, a way towards understanding."


http://opencitylondon.com/films/atelier-de-conversation




sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017



















"(...)
ruins and traces left by mankind in those places devastated by war.
(...) she (the photographer) strives to implement the bare act and the stamp of history on both the body and on the landscape, by rendering visible wounds and scars"

in http://galeriepoggi.com/en/artistes/oeuvres/3361/sophie-ristelhueber



















"I had to go there and finally I could, but once there I didn't know what to do. Of course there were many pictures that  could have taken of the horrible conditions, which I did not. I could not. What I found was a devastated country. (...) the yellow sand and those thousands of dead palm-trees, black and burnt"




"Fait documents ‘the wounds that we inflict on earth’ through war. Fait which means done or fact in French, purposefully confuses the viewer’s eye by obscuring the depth of field of each photograph. Even with all the technology we have now – when it comes to war ‘in a way we see nothing’ says Ristelheuber."

sexta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2017

terça-feira, 15 de agosto de 2017

segunda-feira, 14 de agosto de 2017




































https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/14/tagus-river-at-risk-of-drying-up-completely?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

"Climate change, dams and diversion bring Iberian peninsula’s longest river, on which millions depend, to brink of collapse"

“All of these problems derive from designing a water transfer from the headwaters of a river, overestimating the available resources and joining two areas with similar climate cycles,” 

“The transfer has served to create social and political conflict and turn the Tagus into one of the rivers in the worst ecological state in the peninsula.”

"Spain’s water management has been driven by economics, not environmental considerations"



http://www.eldiario.es/clm/rios-Madrid-mal-Tajo-peor_0_392660843.html

"Uno de los principales problemas del curso medio del río Tajo es la insuficiente calidad de las aguas que acarrea. Esta parte del río comienza en Madrid, pasa por Aranjuez y sigue por la provincia de Toledo, para entrar en Cáceres y terminar, finalmente, en la frontera con Portugal."

"Otro de los problemas son los vertidos en la cuenca del Tajo, incluso hablando sólo de aquellos que son autorizados, que son suficientes para explicar los contaminantes de los ríos. Como es de esperar, los vertidos urbanos se concentran en el área de Madrid: el 47% de los vertidos que recibe el Tajo en un año provienen de Madrid y superan los mil millones de metros cúbicos al año, según la información de la Confederación Hidrográfica del Tajo en 2012. Cáceres es la segunda provincia que más vertidos “aporta” al Tajo, y la razón principal es la central nuclear de Almaraz. Sin embargo Madrid ocupa el 14% del territorio del río Tajo y aporta casi la mitad del total de los vertidos."





sexta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2017




















"A 12 de agosto de 2017 ocorre a atividade máxima da famosa chuva de meteoros das Perseidas entre as 14h00 do dia 12 de Agosto e as 02h30 horas do dia 13. Em Portugal, o pico de maior intensidade desta chuva será visível na madrugada do dia 13 a partir da 1 hora. Contudo valerá a pena observá-las à noite nos dias próximos do pico e até ao dia 24 de agosto. A melhor altura de observação será nas noites próximas da Lua Nova. 
O instante da fase de Lua Nova ocorre no dia 21 às 19:30 horas. A constelação de Perseus aparecerá acima do horizonte a Nordeste.

A chuva de meteoros nocturna das δ Aquáridas será visível até ao dia 23 de agosto. Como esta constelação só começa a nascer depois da meia-noite a sudeste, as observações deverão iniciar-se na 2ª metade da noite. O nome desta chuva de meteoros resulta dos traços das suas estrelas cadentes nos parecerem sair dum ponto da constelação de Aquário (o radiante)."


via http://oal.ul.pt/o-ceu-noturno-de-agosto-em-2017/

página OAL sobre os "enxames de meteoróides": 

http://oal.ul.pt/documentos/enxames-de-meteoroides.pdf



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