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Mente e acqua — Blue Mind

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Lo sguardo sull’acqua -suono, odore, colore – ci induce ad assumere una default-mode che gli scienziati ipotizzano permetta al cervello di consolidare le esperienze e di prepararsi quindi a reagire agli stimoli ambientali. Questa funzione interagisce con l’ippocampo, parte essenziale allo sviluppo neuroplastico del cervello, che aiuta a creare nuovi ricordi e nuovo apprendimento. Questo è quanto afferma Wallace J. Nichols nel libro Blue Mind (state of mind)

BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols #bluemind #wallacejnichols #tempodacqua #thetimeofwater

Blue Mind is a landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.

Wallace “J.” Nichols is a scientist, wild water advocate, movement-maker, and author of the New York Times best seller book – Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. He takes a slow, collaborative approach with leaders in businesses, government, non-profits, and academia to inspire a deeper connection with nature and inventive solutions to pressing issues. His research and expeditions have taken him to coasts and waterways across North, Central and South America, to Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe where he continually finds that the emotional connection to waters of all kinds–rather than force of financial gain–is what keeps his colleagues and collaborators working hard to understand and restore our blue planet.

The Twist: ponte e museo — Bridge and museum

Una galleria, un dentro scopito come se l’acqua fosse passata e avesse scavato il tunnel. Un ponte sopra il   Randselva a Jevnaker, in Norvegia. Progettata da Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), la struttura rivestita in alluminio unisce i fronti dei fiumi nord e sud nel campus del Kistefos Sculpture Park.

THE TWIST, Biarke Ingels #big #tempodacqua #thetimeofwater

A sinuous new gallery and bridge reaches across the Randselva River in Jevnaker, Norway. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the aluminum-clad structure joins north and south river fronts on the campus of Kistefos Sculpture Park. 15,000 square feet of space allows visitors to explore Kistefos’s large art collection while also taking in the surrounding landscape through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Twist opened to the public on September 18th, with an exhibition featuring the work of conceptual artist Martin Creed and painter Howard Hodgkin. Kistefos Sculpture Park has  ticketed admission, which includes entry to The Twist, and is open seasonally from the end of May to mid-November. (via Design Milk)

BIG first won an international competition to create the bridge in 2015. The 1,000-square-meter (10,764-square-foot) aluminum-clad bridge connects the two river banks, with its twisted form allowing it to move from a lower to a higher elevation with ease. In fact, this uneven elevation between the two sides of the river created the problem that then transformed into the ingenious design known as The Twist. The bridge is just the latest art piece to appear at the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park. The addition of The Twist increases accessibility and will also allow for even more exhibitions within the museum (mymodernmet.com).