Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a historic $40 million allocation to restore the Vale in Prospect Park. This funding is the largest single allocation in the history of Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit that sustains the park in partnership with the city, and will restore important landscapes within the 26 acres in the northeast corner of the park called the Vale. The Mayor was joined by NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff and Iris Weinshall, Chair, and Sue Donoghue, President of Prospect Park Alliance, and community leaders. "Prospect Park is Brooklyn's backyard," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "It's where I got married and raised my family, and where New Yorkers of all backgrounds come to spend time in nature. This historic $40 million in funding will ensure the Vale is restored to its full glory." "Our vision of equity for New York City has always been to make all neighborhoods across the five boroughs safer, more welcoming, and, thus, more livable than we found them," said Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Vicki Been. "As we march on in our fight against COVID, we must prioritize our green spaces—where loved ones gather to celebrate life and where we often venture alone to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This investment drives home not only the importance of our parks, but the City's passion for creating and maintaining holistic communities where New Yorkers are proud to live, work, and play."
The best of 2021 in Paris:
Klotz and Perceval at the Centre Pompidou! Despite the pandemic, which persists or haunts like a permanent ghost, despite the bureaucracy that grows with its monumental webs, despite the system that prevents good things from being accessible to the general public, we finally had a super good event this year. Nicolas Klotz et Élisabeth Perceval, a duo whose protean filmography has been building since the second half of the 1980s, challenging the film industry and its classic production methods.Their work, bringing together fictions, documentaries, essays, installations, short and feature films, is based on a principle of transversality.It organizes the meeting between disciplines: between theater - from which Élisabeth Perceval comes - and cinema, between history and the image that tells it, between film and dance, music, literature, philosophy ...She seeks encounters with the other, across all continents: the practice of dialogue and joint development sustains their work. From December 2 to 19, the retrospective of their films retraces a journey off the beaten track, begun more than thirty years ago.It opens with the preview of a film commissioned by the Center Pompidou for its collection of self-portraits by filmmakers "Where are you at?"We say revolution (2021). December 2 to January 2, at Forum -1 of the Center Pompidou, with free access, the filmmakers present two new installations, a series of photographs and a temporary cinema offering five programs.The ensemble extends the retrospective of their films in the cinema hall in the form of an open-plan construction.
Suzy Rayès on the road with the love song International music got richer, starting in Paris, with the release of some romantic and dancing compositions, in the voice of Suzy Rayès, also a composer.Originating in Guadeloupe, through France, and from there to the world, taking advantage of the technological revolution that allows everyone to have access to her work, Suzy began to conquer and consolidate a space that seeks to bring the joy, comfort and pleasure of music tohearts of those who love and seek to be loved.With shows in several countries in Europe, Suzy receives invitations to other regions, hoping to collaborate with her songs so that the world can also relax at times, to accumulate energy and continue to face its challenges.
Liberalism and conservatism are associated with qualitatively different psychological
Liberalism and conservatism are associated with qualitatively different psychological concerns, notably those linked to morality, shows a new study that explores how political ideology and moral values are connected to motivated social cognition. The findings, which appear in the journal PLOS ONE, offer deeper psychological insights into the nature of political division in the United States.
“Psychological research on the different motives underlying support for liberal versus conservative leaders and agendas, such as those separating Biden and Trump supporters, can help to explain why, for instance, one group is much more focused on promoting equality and social justice than the other,” explains John Jost, a professor of psychology, politics, and data science at New York University and the study’s senior author. The work centered on the concept of “moral foundations” and its connection to political ideology. In this, and similar research, social scientists have sought to determine how important matters such as “whether or not someone conformed to the traditions of society” or “whether or not someone cared for someone weak or vulnerable” are to morality. Previously, some have argued that liberals have an impoverished sense of morality, emphasizing only issues of fairness and harm avoidance, which they see as individualistic, whereas conservatives have a broader “moral palette” that values ingroup loyalty, obedience to authority, and the enforcement of purity sanctions, which they view as “binding foundations.”
This exhibition goes back over the media construction of our collective visual memory. It allows to follow the path of famous images such as the portrait made by Gilles Caron of Daniel Cohn-Bendit facing a member of the police riot (CRS) and the « Marianne de 68 » by Jean-Pierre Rey; to understand how and why the visual memory of May 68 was conveyed in black and white whereas the events were also covered in color by the press of the time; to discover that on the sidelines of periodicals, exhibitions and photographic screenings were organized and tried to be alternatives to representations disseminated by the major media; or eventually to understand why the first « Nuit des barricades » – that brought to the front page of periodicals the clashes of May 1968 – paradoxically gave place to no recurring image, no icon… This exhibition proposes several clues to understand the major role of media and publishing stakeholders in the construction of the representations of facts.