Zupagrafika's new book Eastern Blocks (subtitle: "Concrete Landscapes of the Former Eastern Bloc") collects more than 100 beautiful photos of the brutalist towers of ex-Soviet nations, "‘Sleeping districts’ of Moscow, Plattenbauten of East Berlin, modernist estates of Warsaw, Kyiv`s Brezhnevki."
David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka (AKA Zupagrafika) started photographing the towers as design reference for their studios but soon fell in love with brutalism itself and began commissioning photographers around the region to take pictures for the book.
Wired has a smashing gallery of images from the book, which retails for €19.
Eastern Blocks: Concrete Landscapes of the Former Eastern Bloc [Zupagrafika]
Ugly or Beautiful? The Housing Blocks Communism Left Behind [Laura Mallonee/Wired]
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novels, and a community of writers who were inspired by her example.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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