Terrible People, Land Justice Reform, Musicity & Adesuwa on the Mic (B+A Bulletin #184)

Terrible People, Land Justice Reform, Musicity & Adesuwa on the Mic (B+A Bulletin #184)

B+A Breaking

Hi there.

It may feel like any other Wednesday today, and in many ways this may read much like any other Bulletin. But don’t be fooled. Despite its apparent unspecialness, there’s something kinda magical about today, don’t you think?

I guess what we’re trying to say, without sounding toooo sideshow-guru about it, is that there’s good sh*t out there to appreciate all the time.

You’ve just got to find a second to notice it.

So here we are. B+A Bulletin number one hundred and eighty-four. The issue number might not be anything particularly noteworthy, but that’s ok. It’ll do just fine.

Let’s dive right in. 

B+A Brilliance

We all know that land ownership is, and always has been, hella political. But exactly how society is impacted by the inequality of land distribution doesn’t get much attention.

It’s a pretty messy and archaic world (did you know 24 Dukes still own over 1m acres in the UK?), so take a second to listen to the Land Justice Network. They’ve got a plot to remedy social inequality, starting with a crystal clear Common Ground Statement that sticks land and ownership right at the heart of political debate.

Status quo, meet a fairer world.

B+A Books etc.

With so much negativity bouncing round the cybersphere, at B+A we actively try to pinpoint and amplify the good stuff we see going on around us. In face, positivity is integral to our ANADOX vibe (yeah we make up words now, ask Tamika for a definition).

But sometimes it’s refreshing to immerse oneself in a bit of rich, glutinous negativity. And for this we recommend Terrible People, a new magazine discovered by Almass and André on a recent trip to MagCulture. In its own words (and don’t tell me this isn’t enticing): Have you ever wondered why people do stupid things? Why they are really horrible sometimes? And what the hell their problem is? Well, so have we.

It’s also visually stunning, which helps when your remit is the monstrosity of humankind.

B+A Big Up

B+A recently met with experimental music radio presenter Nick Luscombe (shock horror: he’s an old friend of Andrew). And one of the many, many strings to Nick’s bow is Musicity, a global project connecting music with architectural spaces. How does it work? Nick commissions musicians and sound artists to compose original tracks in response to specific buildings within the city. Recordings are available online – but only when you’re physically close enough to the music’s subject.

Nick has commissioned projects in Shenzhen, Seoul, London, Shanghai and more. So next time you’re out in a new city, plug in and get your sonic exploration on.

B+A Babble

It’s movie night again! And no, I’m not talking about our after hours Guava Island viewing party, although that certainly WAS a vibe. Nope, we’re here today to bring you the premiere of our second B+A film, starring (and that’s meant in its most literal sense) a team member you’re reeeaally gonna want to know. 

World, we bring you Adesuwa. They don’t come much better.

B+A Bye…

See, today’s pretty dope, right? Of course we’re shouting out all the changemakers and do-gooders, but to everyone just getting through the week, celebrating the small stuff along the way: we see you too.

And if you wanna hear from one more voice for positive change, make it Emma Hopkins from Spotify. Wisdom for days.

Team B+A