Monday, April 15, 2024

Art

The Pottery Renaissance: A Timeless Journey of Tradition and Cultural Resilience

Hidden within the enchanting Gulele sub-city, just a stone's throw away from the Nigeria Embassy, lies a hidden gem that captivates the hearts of...

From shadows to light: The Martyrs’ Memorial Museum tells a haunting tale

Museums serve as transcendent portals to the past, offering a kaleidoscopic lens that transports us to bygone eras and allows for profound contemplation of...

Addis Ababa heritage sites: societal fabric or obstacle to modernization?

 TekluAbebe, 51, looks back on his childhood in Piassa with a special sort of fondness. He grew up in a part of Doro Manekiya...

Ankelba: the traditional baby carrier

Ankelba, a traditional leather ‘baby carrier’ is used in different rural areas of Ethiopia. In different locations like Raya and Dessie in the north and Hamer, Mursi and Surma in the south, people use leather products for different purposes. Pelt, ‘K’urbet’, which is made from Oxskin is used as a blanket and to make shoes and clothes including a ‘baby holder’, Ankelba. Similarly, it is also used to carry grain.

Addis Ababa: A city of Potholes

A lot of cars on the streets of Addis Ababa carry the scars of some sort of accident. There is either a dent or a broken taillight. Part of the problem arises from the quality of roads.

Traditional outdoor games in decline

Decline in children's outdoor play is being observed. Compared to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s children now spend 50 percent less time in unstructured outdoor activities, according to various researches.
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The challenges in inclusive education

Children with physical and mental disabilities experience personal limitations in the social, psychological and economic spheres, some of which can be alleviated with parental, community and governmental support.

The hikers of Addis

Hiking is a long, vigorous walk usually on trails (footpaths). It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits. 

The app revolution: IT entrepreneurs of Addis

Ethiopia is a late bloomer in the area of technology and specifically information technology. The rest of the world looks to be in a rush to embrace the latest developments in the IT sector while dedicating a huge level of financial and infrastructural investment to this sector.
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The foodies of Addis

In Season 23, Episode 491 of The Simpsons–one of America’s popular animated TV series—Marge, Bart and Lisa Simpson went inside an Ethiopian restaurant after their car broke down in Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles.

Graffiti: The art of expressing oneself

Graffiti are writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. It ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings.

Horse-riding in Addis

Horseback riding is one of the most secluded sporting events in the world where the most elite and the well-to-do partake in the activity. The world of horseracing is even worst.
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Julie Mehretu’s The Addis Show

Cairo, an artwork that embodies the dichotomy of the ancient, contemporary, social and political life of the capital of Egypt, received critical acclaim from the art world.

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