Beauty is Power

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Designing beautiful objects and surroundings is not merely a whim; beauty influences the way we act. When the cleaning crew at the Utrecht railway station in the Netherlands went on strike for a week, people at the station were much more likely to be rude to one another, and they adhered a lot more to racial stereotypes. Follow the link to the article/podcast to hear more about the research.



Karo Caran, the Rainbow Poetess, is a poet and a non/fiction writer. Her novel, "Breaking the silence: A story in paintings" focuses on the censorship of art and gay relationships in the postwar, communist Poland. Her poetry-based memoir, "Life in a Footnotes" will be published this summer.
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