Ai Weiwei used 1.2 million LEGO bricks to create intricate portraits of prisoners of conscience for @Large, his new exhibition held in partnership with the FOR-SITE Foundation on the island of Alcatraz. The LEGO portraits, titled Trace, engages with the former prison’s history while raising questions about freedom of expression and human rights.
The National Geographic Photo Contest is back and accepting more amazing entries in the categories: People, Places, and Nature. This year’s winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to the NatGeo headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015.
Sergiu-Radu Pop, an architecture student taught by Zaha Hadid, unveiled development plans for the Earth’s final frontier with his proposed Transformable Antarctic Research Facility. The project, which mimics the shape of jagged ice formations along the frozen coast, envisions a center for vital research as well as environmental tourism in Antarctica.