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As most of us, I come across interesting things/links/posts/articles/research throughout the week and realised that I cannot write an individual post for all of them (yes, it took me a year of blogging to realise this ;)).
To go with the theme of my blog I will try to divide links into three main, pretty self-explanatory categories that may overlap sometimes, of course: Development, anthropology and academia.
I will also try to add a brief synopsis rather than just 'dumping' the links.
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Richard Mosse 'Pink Congo'


For centuries, the Congo has compelled and defied the Western imagination. Richard Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued military surveillance technology, a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. Originally developed for camouflage detection, this aerial reconnaissance film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, a…

Links & Content I liked 01

As most of us, I come across interesting things/links/posts/articles/research throughout the week and realised that I cannot write an individual post for all of them (yes, it took me a year of blogging to realise this ;)).
To go with the theme of my blog I will try to divide links into three main, pretty self-explanatory categories that may overlap sometimes, of course: Development, anthropology and academia.
I will also try to add a brief synopsis rather than just 'dumping' the links.
Enjoy! Share! Comment! Please...
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Swords to plougshares 2.0-Crocheting for peace & development in Uganda
The chances and challenges of the 'hip' DIYdevelopment enterprise KrochetKids.org

'from accountant to animal savior'-blog analytics and the power of Google
Did you ever wonder how readers ended up on your blog and what they typed into Google to get there?
Development
So, you’re thinking of studying an MA in Development Studies? Think again.
Great latest addition …

Swords to plougshares 2.0-Crocheting for peace & development in Uganda

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We are pioneering a movement to make humanitarian aid completely and definitively obsolete. Through a unique model we are empowering the women of Northern Uganda with the assets, skills, and knowledge to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. With this investment into true empowerment we are breaking the cycle of poverty and dependence on outside humanitarian aid. The result is long lasting and sustainable change. Even though I share Bored in Post-Conflict's initial astonishment about Krochet Kids International ('buy a hat. change a life'), I am still not entirely convinced about this project after giving it some more thought. After all, this is not The Onion or CollegeHumour it is the inititiave to make all humanitarian aid obsolete and probably end all wars, too. 

Although they seem to operate since 2007, there is still no board of advisors on their website and it would be important to learn more about the...well, it is kind of tricky to find out what this…

'from accountant to animal savior'-blog analytics and the power of Google

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At the moment I have three very interesting books on my desk that are subject to proper reviews: