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Colonial desires in the 21st-Century: Using our image purposefully

By Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett.

Images can create wealth, or they can be used to create ideas of paradise that serve only to silence those who occupy the place of paradise.  Can we begin to use new art or contextualized images to tell a story that sells a place to the world that builds local and resident brands instead of disempowering them?

In the late 90s, there was a noted shift to recapturing the image of empire in England and other parts of the world.  The new shift was towards nostalgia of a past that was distant but close, a past … Read more

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