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An intriguing installation celebrating the 20th year as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.of the fortress city of Carcassonne in Southern France.

Created by Swiss artist Felice Varini and commissioned by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, the concentric patterns are actually thin sections of coloured aluminium, carefully adhered to the ancient city walls in anamorphic patterns that will remain in place until September.2018.


laraInstitute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) graduate Lara Hanlon has won the Shenzhen Design Award, a Unesco project for sustainable design ideas by people under the age of 35.

Lara’s theme?

“√©ntomo, a food brand and online resource.”


“…that encourages people to explore insects as a new, sustainable food source.”


Oh yes.

entomoThat’s probably the most disgNOMNOMNOM


Shenzen Design Award

Thanks Annie West


A report for the United Nations cultural body, Unesco, has called for a halt to a proposed ¬£100m golf resort close to the Giant’s Causeway. It said the planned Runkerry development would have an adverse impact on the world heritage site.

Unesco has published extracts of the report compiled after a visit to the Antrim site in February.

The report, carried out for Unesco by one of its advisory bodies, states that the planned resort – 550 metres outside the boundary of the Causeway site in north Antrim – would “create an irreversible change of landscape character” in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty.


Giant’s Causeway resort row: Unesco report calls for halt (Julian O’Neill, BBC News NI)

Pic: Dave Mitchell