Why Being Odd is Necessary

Alone in a Crowd In an ever more connected society, both solitude and opportunities can arise in unexpected places. From healthcare to technology, from education to commerce, outside thinkers with novel insights have an unprecedented chance to change our view of the world and how the people within it live. At TEDxAIMS we explored stories…

African artists tackle pressing issues in Ici L’Afrique

by Elizabeth Stephens Ici L’Afrique, or Here is Africa, is an exposition currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibit features 24 African artists from 17 different countries showcasing over 70 works that answer essential questions about Africa, and tackle contemporary challenges facing the continent. Some of these questions include: the history of slavery, immigration,…

Al Jazeera to screen landmark UP series, set in South Africa

21 years ago, for ITV’s award-winning TV series 7UP South Africa, acclaimed director Angus Gibson filmed a cross-section of the country’s seven-year-old children and asked them about their lives, hopes and dreams. He’s filmed the children every seven years since: first for 14UP, then 21UP, and now, as adults, for 28UP, premiering on Al Jazeera…