Little Chinese Everywhere
Tulou has been the inspiration of many famous movies, such as Mulan, Big Fish and begonia, Kung Fu Panda, etc. In reality, they are the traditional home of Hakka people, housing up to 800 people! Nowadays, few people live in Tulou because of a lack of modern facilities, but they are still a masterpiece of architecture! Luckily, I have met a very hospitable Hakka lady who showed me the real life inside the Tulou!
More Perfect Union • Delivery workers in NYC made history when they won a $24/hour minimum wage. It was supposed to go into effect in January, until it didn’t. DoorDash and Grubhub ran a shady, backroom campaign to delay and water down the law. But Los Deliveristas are fighting back.
Jeremy Gilbert and Alex Williams, authors of “Hegemony Now” talk about how neoliberalism increases private luxuries for the few while decreasing democratic power for everyone, but specifically Black, other Peoples of Color, Women, Children, and those who are LGBTQ+.
Permaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys to Portland, Oregon to speak with architect Mark Lakeman, founder of Communitecture Architecture and the City Repair Project. Mark initiated a movement in Portland to transform the homogenous neighborhoods of the city into places that have many of the qualities and characteristics that are found in some of the most treasured villages on Earth. Mark reveals the things you need to know to transform your own neighborhood into a village.
In this Our Changing Climate climate change video essay, I look at the importance of speculative climate fiction, sci-fi, and utopias for political movements. Specifically, I look at various short stories, films, and books that introduce us to worlds beyond capitalism, that have, in their own way, addressed our ecological and climate crisis.