Native-Land.ca | Our home on native land

Welcome to Native Land. This is a resource for North Americans (and others) to find out more about local indigenous territories and languages.

Source: Native-Land.ca | Our home on native land

“Don’t you think there is enough anxiety at present?” The 1982 Debate Between Christopher Alexander and Peter Eisenman – SOCKS

Family History – Archaeology Magazine

Q+A: Kengo Kuma on His Design Approach | Architect Magazine | Architects, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Sports Projects, Education, Tokyo, Japan, Kengo Kuma

“Our team looks for continuities. We do not try to battle ideas, instead believing at anywhere in the world, and at any time in history, it is possible to find continuity. Battles between history and current times are not good for creation or progress. In other words, old and new are part of a continuum. New creations always come out of continuity, out of an attitude of trying to find peace. It is not about copying the past, but about finding new ways forward while understanding past values. This is distinct from modernism, which stands in opposition to history for the most part—finding a battle with the past. This is also different from postmodernism, which simply quoted existing pieces and reassigned meaning, but was ultimately not a way forward. History and progress do not need to be mutually exclusive. It is always possible to find new things even within older principles.” -Kengo Kuma

Source: Q+A: Kengo Kuma on His Design Approach | Architect Magazine | Architects, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Sports Projects, Education, Tokyo, Japan, Kengo Kuma

The Imperial Villa of Katsura, Japan (1616-1660) – SOCKS

Ama – the Japanese pearl divers – Pearl Jewellery by Mariliis Sepper

“Ama, meaning ‘woman of the sea’ are amazing Japanese pearl divers. These women specialise in free diving up to 25 meters down into cold water without using oxygen tanks or other breathing equipment. Ama used special techniques to hold their breath for up to 2 minutes at a time; they would gather abalone, seaweed and other shellfish.   photos by Yoshiyuki Iwase While traditional ama divers wore only a fundoshi (loincloth) for easy and quick movement in the water and a tenugui (bandanna) around their head to cover their hair, that meant that the ama were almost skinny-dipping.”

Source: Ama – the Japanese pearl divers – Pearl Jewellery by Mariliis Sepper

The 1931 Histomap: The entire history of the world distilled into a single map/chart.

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago | Mental Floss

Love Notes Drenched In Moonlight; Hints of Future Novels In Letters to Fitzgerald – New York Times

Then & Now Series of Famous Historical Photos by Seth Taras | 123 Inspiration

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