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Brighton
Sunday, April 11, 2021
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Brighton-based contemporary artist and illustrator, Amber Elise. Amber's energetic work explores optimism and the vibrancy of colour through traditional methods and digital techniques. She's the curator of The Dog & Bone Gallery in Powis Square, where her work is currently on display as...
Google has announced plans to stop using tracking cookies on its Chrome browser by 2022, replacing them with a group profiling system in a move the company says will plot “a course towards a more privacy-friendly web”. The change is significant. Chrome commands some two-thirds of the web browser market....
  The regime of Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori sterilized 272,028 people between 1996 and 2001, the majority of them Indigenous women from poor, rural areas – and some without consent. Now, in public hearings that began earlier this year, thousands of these women are demanding justice for what they say were...
Ugandan journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis. During the recent presidential elections, media crews covering opposition candidates – often in protective gear – were targets of physical assault for weeks. In one of the more egregious acts, journalists were beaten outside a...
More than 17,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the south-west of Iceland, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, during the past week. People living in the area have been advised to be extra careful due to dangers of landslides and rockfall. Many of the larger earthquakes have even been felt in...
Homes are the places we spend most of our time, especially during lockdown. Heating your home in winter can be expensive, and comes at a huge environmental cost too. Technology to make homes more self sufficient could help the UK decarbonise, while also make homes cheaper to run –...
  A blockchain company has bought a piece of Banksy artwork and burnt it. But instead of destroying the value of the art, they claim to have made it more valuable, because it was sold as a piece of blockchain art. The company behind the stunt, called Injective Protocol, bought the...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to jewellery designer Risza Lopes da Cruz. Risza found her love for jewellery design whilst living in Timor-Leste, where she learnt traditional techniques from local jewellery makers. She designs and makes contemporary pieces inspired by Timorese ceremonial and matrimonial objects, or the animals that...
Life outside the womb is tough – not least because of the many bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can harm a baby. Not only does a baby’s immune system need to be able to recognise and eliminate pathogens, it also needs to be able to distinguish harmless substances...
I recently spoke to a man named Adam who told me that every object he owns could fit in one of Ikea’s famous shelving units. He owns two pairs of jeans and T-shirts in just three colours. He is so concerned with the ethical and environmental impacts of his...