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2012 archives

Everyday Prayer

30 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Lhasa
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From outside the Potala Palace, Lhasa.
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Urban Beachhead

23 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Shanghai
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Entertainment complex on Shanghai’s bund, complete with sandy beach. All the elements are there but it’s crassly implemented, and framed by Shanghai pollution.
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The Cues for Breakfast

23 Dec 2012
In: Bangalore, Cultural Norms
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Retail Norms

23 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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Literal

21 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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So many assumptions and ambiguity wrapped up in the peculiar practice of writing “Door” in english, on glass door. Only ever seen it in Afghanistan. Spatial …
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Uncensored. Unfettered.

20 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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Solar Shop

18 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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After many years, solar is finally reaching the cost/efficiency point to go mainstream, in places with intermittent electricity.
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Relative Values

15 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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A surprising amount of Belieber love and aspiration in Afghanistan, including this barber in Herat.
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Warmth

10 Dec 2012
In: Herat, Today's Office
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A research trip to Afghanistan with colleagues Cara and Mark for a short study on mobile savings, as a follow up to this research. In …
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Mosque Proximity

10 Dec 2012
In: Cultural Norms, Today's Office
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When you rent a house/apartment in Kabul or country with a significant muslim population a key consideration, five times a day, is the proximity of …
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