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Rebel (Walls)

I spent yesterday in London at the EABG conference and got home to Devon very very late but totally fired up, such an inspirational, amazing day, I was honoured to be in the same room, let alone meet, with so many people who really are the change they want to see. I could not get enough about evidence-based education and got many ideas on how to implement it on a micro level at home in Sami’s programme, but to think that over in the US that is what is driving policy, instead of the collective incompetence of a handful of half-wits (UK) – it’s just breathtaking. As is this wallpaper, from the Swedish company Rebel Walls.

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thank you LoveNordic for the pictures!

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Olafur Eliasson @ ARoS

I was woken up at 5am this morning by our eldest, he does not sleep much and when he is up, the day starts right there. We decided to remove him from a school that had failed him and now he is home educated while we figure out where to go and what to do, so we are literally living in each others pockets. In the small hours before everyone else wakes up, there is plenty of time to ponder and worry.

Then an email lands into my inbox which may change everything. After the rainiest year since records began here in Devon, suddenly there it is, a rainbow.

Olafur Eliasson is one of my favourite artists, he creates spectacular large scale installations which you experience by being inside them. He has built a circular 150 metre long walkway above the rooftop of ARoS, the museum of modern art in Aarhus. You can walk along the panoramic three metre wide walkway and see the entire city and bay through the colours of the rainbow.

Eliasson describes his project:

”Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is already given, namely views of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people are a little unsure as to whether you have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me because it encourages people to think and sense beyond the dimensions, they are used to commit themselves in.”

Life is weird sometimes. And Rainbow School would be a good name for a brand new school.

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