More dust: (there is something called dust people!)

I have stumbled through this while doing some internet flaneuring (a.k.a procrastinating). A monthly newsletter dedicated only to dust, written by Jay Ownes. The topics seem really interesting, I plan to take a deep look one I take a break sometime in the foreseeable future I hope: She has argued for the importance and magnificence […]

Exhibition: A Handful of Dust 7/6 to 3/9

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust” T.S. Eliot A friend sent me this Guardian article, where Sean O’Hagan  reviews the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition A Handful of Dust.  The Exhibition is meant to be a “speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, […]

1951 footage of a silent demonstration against the British occupation

Silent demonstration in Alexandria against British occupation of Suez (1951). At a 2:28 however it looks like it might be from Cairo as well. I stumbled on it vis a comment on a Facebook status about the Tahir Mogama’ building, currently being evacuated with plans to turn it into a hotel (unsurprisingly). The comment suggested […]