When Moderns were modern ≡ WMwm

At the UN “Habitat” Conference, which took place in Vancouver, Canada in 1976 – a year after C.A. Doxiadis’ death – Jacky [Tyrwhitt] participated in the Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGO) Forum as representative of ACE and consultant editor of its journal EKISTICS, but like all of us, also as a member of the WSE, an NGO accredited to the UN. Gwen Bell and Rebecca Ruopp Packard, then editor and assistant editor of the journal, were also there. They came bearing printed “T” shirts with the name of EKISTICS on the front and the statement “I am an Anthropos” on the back. … Continue reading When Moderns were modern ≡ WMwm

(SR) # Latitude 42° 30′ Longitude 83°

Artist # Yusef Lateef
Album # Yusef Lateef’s Detroit Latitude 42°30’Longitude 83°
Year  # 1969
Genre # Jazz, Soul, Funk

Lateef chose his old stomping grounds of Detroit for an evocative musical study of the landscape, people, spirit and terrain. Lateef spent the late-’50s in the city recording for Savoy, and this recording captures the memory of a great city before it was torn apart by racial strife and economic inequality in 1967.

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