1 village. 150 street artists. 30 nationalities. These numbers describe Djerbahood, a street art project curated by Galerie Itinerrance that transformed the ancient village of Erriadh, Tunisia into a vibrant and lively open air museum.
View more than 100 works and learn more about the project here and here.
Credit: Mashable (photos and captions), Galerie Itinerrance (photos)
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In a very poor region, stringing together grants and project fees, these two organizations have gotten results at a pace that New York developers might envy. How do they do it?
"We can whack these things out," says Nick Mitchell-Bennett, the CDC’s executive director. By "things," he means houses: CDCB typically builds about 150 per year, making it one of the highest-volume affordable housing groups in Texas. Over time, it had perfected a streamlined system to keep production chugging along; sticking to five or six standard house designs was part of that efficiency.
-In America’s Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough
[Photo: Skyler Fike (bcWorkshop)]
"As a proportion of employment, underemployment rose in the United States from 1.9 percent of employment in the middle of 2007 to 5.3 percent in November 2010 and now stands at 4.3 percent. In the United Kingdom the number of part-time workers who say they want a full-time job as a proportion of total employment went from 2.3 percent in mid-2007 to 4.9 percent in the autumn of 2013 and currently stands at 4.4 percent and unchanged over the last three months, April–June 2014. These underemployed are also pushing down on wage growth."
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