There’s a growing sense across the nation

There’s nothing inherently good or bad about the big society but when you hear ‘it’s not just the young who are full of community spirit’ and ‘there’s a growing sense across the nation that more citizens want to get involved in strengthening their neighbourhoods and building a Big Society’ you just think ‘damn I haven’t heard that stuff since I lived in Singapore!’

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U is for Utopia

Tuomas Toivonen is a Finnish Architect who raps about architecture. He’s like MC YOGI, but good. I saw him do his thing at Megapolis and it blew-me-away. At first I was like, this is stupid but then he started going on about Garden Cities, Oil Crises and quoted Kano and declared that More is Less. I actually think the video is really good, the timings are right on and ‘more is less’ hook at about 2.45 is ace coupled with the transfer from a serifed font to the bold helvetica font for his manifesto is simple but highly effective.  His album is called Urbanism in the House. There’s a longer post about him on the City of Sound blog.

Stay with it.

my favourite bits were when he goes ‘if the price is right (grunts), live out your fantasy’,  ’emit less carbon y’all’ ‘did you read the policy peer review’. this is the best since the greatest.

mofilm

So. This is Mofilm. Its hard to explain in language your mum could understand but they basically provide a platform major brands  can use to publicize advertising briefs to film-makers. The briefs are dressed up as competitions and pegged to different film festivals around the world. They also do ‘causes‘ although I couldn’t find anything nublike. This is the kind of thing (- the general grossness) we should have done with makenubs, but have thus far failed to do.