How do you define art, Olivio Ferrari?
Art / Books / Switzerland

How do you define art, Olivio Ferrari?

Olivio Ferrari, designer, architect and professor inspired greatness within others. In honor of his legacy, students, friends and colleagues created the book Portfolio in 1996. Their reflections cover a span of 40 years with genuine admiration for the legacy of a teacher of art and design.

Ferrari, a minimalist of words and lines, shared

… think in situation …

… think in alternatives …

… nothing is constant but change …
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Egypt / Innovation / Leaders & People / Science / Switzerland

Green Thinking – Outside of the Box? Local First

Why is it ‘news’ when someone applies the rules of nature to architecture, climate change, or even national energy policies? Common sense is returning. Recently The Economist profiled the new U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu in the July 2, 2009 issue (see earlier post). Secretary Chu being a Nobel Prize winner in physics is a … Continue reading

Contemporary Artist Receives Mubarak Prize for Art Award
Art / Egypt / Switzerland

Contemporary Artist Receives Mubarak Prize for Art Award

Muhammed Taha Hussein: Contemporary Artist Awarded in Egypt The Mubarak Prize for Arts recipient this year is artist professor Muhammad Taha Hussein, a contemporary artist who illustrates the fine balance between modern and tradition. Mr. Hussein is a gentle giant of a man who stands tall in height, with encompassing hands and has a large … Continue reading

Walls Between People
Art / Books / Humanitarian / International / Photography / Switzerland / Travel

Walls Between People

“Walls Between People” is a new exhibit at the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland from September 2008 to January 2009.  The exhibit is based on the book by Alexandra Novosseloff and Frank Neisse and artistically presented by Robert Ireland. Using military maps, the exhibit illustrates eight … Continue reading