It almost looked like a scene from Atypical, the popular Netflix series about a teenager on the autism spectrum. The Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine museum celebrated its tenth anniversary last weekend with, Continue reading
…. at the Musée de L’Homme!
In the children’s novel by Carlo Collodi, a wooden puppet is magically transformed into a living boy. The Adventures of Pinocchio, written in 1881, is the most widely read book in the world after the Bible. The 1940 Disney adaptation Continue reading
All hands on deck! On April 1st, 2017 the Musée National de la Marine in Paris will close for renovations! This is no “poisson d’avril” Continue reading
This week, the Michelin restaurant guide attributed its coveted stars based on rigorous criteria that most food critics call bread and circus. Similarly, when evaluating cultural venues for accessibility, Continue reading
Designing the built environment to be inclusive of all ages and abilities is a relatively recent concept. Barrier-free, back when I studied architecture, referred to building construction standards for people with a physical handicap. Currently, accessibility guidelines encompass multi-sensory accommodations for a range of physical and intellectual abilities. Yet, it is often the social barriers Continue reading
“France is never greater than when it engages with other cultures, other people. It’s a strong message and one that is very relevant now.” declared Bernadette Chirac Continue reading
Less is more. The phrase most often associated with architect Mies van der Rohe was first written in a poem by Robert Browning which begins “Who strive-you don’t know how the others strive” The Louvre intertwines the spirit of both in La Petite Galerie. Continue reading