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Lagos Space Programme is bringing genderless Nigerian fashion to the world

Written by Nadia Leigh-Hewitson, CNN

“There are very early examples of gender bending in African culture,” explains the designer behind the gender-fluid Nigerian clothing label Lagos Space Programme. “Queerness isn’t a western concept.”

From West Africa to Europe and beyond, non-binary fashion designer Adeju Thompson is showcasing genderless African fashion on the world stage.

Thompson, 30, who uses they/them pronouns, grew up in Lagos and, bar a stint studying fashion design in the UK, has lived in Nigeria their entire life. In 2018, Thompson founded label Lagos Space Programme. “I’m always collaging different ideas, tying all these things together,” Thompson

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Florida Aquarium and TECO Celebrate Solar in Honor of World Ocean Month – Florida Trend

Tampa, FL (June 11, 2021): In honor of World Ocean Month, The Florida Aquarium and Tampa Electric welcomed nearly 40 campers from Mission Tampa Bay, to The Florida Aquarium’s new 6,000 square-foot Rooftop Terrace, to highlight the importance of solar energy. The Terrace, which overlooks Tampa Bay, includes a state-of-the-art solar installation made possible through an innovative partnership with Tampa Electric Company (TECO). The panels will produce an estimated 134 kilowatts of electricity each year. That is enough electricity to power approximately 18 homes.

“We are extremely appreciative of TECO’s involvement as we strive to make a difference in our

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Amid art world slowdown, digital auctions save the day

According to the Artprice 2020 Art Market Report, the cancellation of fairs, exhibitions and sales since March last year has impacted the art industry at large. But unlike museums, which have suffered the full impact of Covid-related restrictions, auction houses quickly found ways to preserve the core of their activities thanks to digital technology.

In the case of Mumbai-based online auction house AstaGuru, which has been online since its inception, the connection with their target audience was not lost.

“Owing to this we were able to stay connected with our target audience/collectors and stay relevant in the current times. Our

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This mini-series shows what it’s like to be a woman photographer in a “men’s world”

Fashion accessory brand HEX has released a mini-series that focuses on women photographers. Appropriately titled Women in Focus, the series highlights five female creatives who talk about the challenges and successes of being a woman in a predominantly male profession. And for all the ladies out there, these five great women also offer some advice on navigating the photography space as a woman.

“HEX has always been about supporting and encouraging creativity,” the company writes. “In an industry with a history of being predominantly male, we feel it is essential for women in all stages of their careers to

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Kristopher Pooley: The Man Behind the Music on ‘American Idol’ & Live Events Around the World

Kristopher Pooley isn’t offended when people ask him what it means to be a music director. His own family still asks questions.

“It can mean a number of things,” he insists over the phone to American Songwriter. “The job description is vague. Often, it’s something as informal as just providing an opinion, like a consultant.”

For example, The Chicks brought him on for their 2016-2017 reunion tour as “someone to bounce ideas off of.” The enduring country trio has plenty of road-worn experience, but getting back on stage after their extended time away, they turned to the live music expert

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