Lewes Bonfire Night – A Fiery Spectacle

Last Monday, HEKKTA decided to do something a little different for Guy Fawkes night than the usual damp squib of an extortionate fireworks display. On mass, HEKKTA went to Lewes to be spectator to one of the biggest bonfire events in the world. With an average of 80,000 people attending the spectacle in a town [...]

Lewes Bonfire Night – A Fiery Spectacle 2018-11-17T08:29:04+00:00

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride

Imagine a place where you get free beer for riding your bike - no frills or faffage, just a simple exhange. Well thanks to The Bella Mossa, that's exactly what the Italian city of Bologna is doing. La Bella Mossa is a new government funded scheme in the northern Italian city of Bologna, which rewards [...]

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride 2018-11-01T11:22:23+00:00

Unequal Scenes – The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality in Cities

Johnny Miller's Unreal Scenes photography project captures the unfair truth of wealth inequality within cities, and how stark the contrast often is. Miller lives in Cape Town where the signs of wealth inequality between the rich and poor are all too obvious. Vast townships can be just a five minute drive from huge mansions with [...]

Unequal Scenes – The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality in Cities 2018-09-12T10:59:34+00:00

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro

An architecture graduate has come up with a proposal to build a seed vault on the western slope of Kilimanjaro. Imagining Tanzania in a post-apocalyptic scenario, he explains how the seed vault could be crucial in maintaining Africa's vital agricultural sector. Architecture can take hundreds of forms, but architecture designed to save human life in [...]

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro 2018-09-05T05:45:16+00:00

Namibia – The Skeleton Coast

HEKKTA explores Nina Maritz Architects' Shipwreck Lodge, inspired by the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. Baron, eerie but beautiful, this is surely one to tick off the bucket list. Sprawling over 500 kilometres of the Namibian coastline, the Skeleton Coast is not a seaside like we know. Despite it taking almost a third of the country's [...]

Namibia – The Skeleton Coast 2018-08-30T11:22:07+00:00

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival

This weekend millions will fill the streets for Notting Hill Carnival, the annual celebration of Carribean culture created to foster integration and unity. HEKKTA delves into why Carnival was brought to London, how it was born and how it has evolved through the years. Carnival has become the largest street party in Europe, and as [...]

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival 2018-08-21T14:20:03+00:00

Are Carrots The Answer To The Concrete Conundrum?

New research has discovered that combining nano platelets, taken from waste vegetables, with cement can actually create far stronger concrete - even stronger than graphene. Not only can it achieve stronger material, but it is a far cheaper method and is also vastly better for the environment. So could carrots really be the answer? Researchers [...]

Are Carrots The Answer To The Concrete Conundrum? 2018-08-17T13:28:13+00:00

The Story of Gritty Geraint Thomas

As Thomas stood on the podium in Paris, it is hard to think how he must have been feeling. A road career dedicated to the selfless aid of others, plagued by crashes and injury; Thomas' 2018 triumph is a story of true redemption and justice. His dream of becoming a professional cyclist started at an [...]

The Story of Gritty Geraint Thomas 2018-08-03T06:38:06+00:00

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder

As Britain experiences another searing heatwave, problems of a far graver sort are hitting Greece. Wildfires have been sweeping through towns east of Athens and thousands of families have had to evacuate their homes. Similar fires have been breaking out across the globe, and these pictures capture the sheer size of the blazes and might [...]

Wildfires – A Stark Reminder 2018-07-27T06:26:32+00:00

Beat Positive – Capturing The Birth Of Hip Hop

Beat Positive is an exhibition which documents the early days of hip hop. Photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio went to New York in 1982 to document this new music scene bubbling in America. Working for music publications like NME, they gained inside access to what would become a music and cultural phenomenon that took [...]

Beat Positive – Capturing The Birth Of Hip Hop 2018-06-21T06:47:24+00:00