Link List #161: FKA Twigs, the price of elephants, and omens of American decline

This week we’ve been reading about Antwaun Sargent’s appointment as director of Gagosian, the financial value of ecosystem services, and the FKA Twigs music video celebrating Black activism and fashion.

FKA Twigs' music video for "Dont Judge Me" was shot in front of the Kara Walker statue at Tate Modern
  • Megagallery Gagosian has announced writer and critic Antwaun Sargent as their new director and curator. His first show, to take place later this year, will center “notions of Black space.” Find out more on Contemporary And.

  • A new generation of dietetics practitioners says that the profession pays inadequate attention to different kinds of diets, body types, and lives, according to The New York Times.

  • How much is an elephant worth? The Guardian speaks to the ecologists analysing the financial value of ecosystem services, which is increasingly guiding economic decision-making and government policy.
  • British Vogue spotlights musician FKA Twigs’ latest release Don’t Judge Me. Shot in front of American artist Kara Walker’s 42-foot-tall Fons Americanus fountain at the Tate Modern, the music video is heralded as a “poignant celebration of Black activism and fashion.”
  • Writer Paul Salopek found omens of American decline during a long walk across Asia. Find out more in his latest opinion column for The New York Times.
  • 2021 will be the year design becomes fun again, according to Hypebeast.
  • The war on climate denial has been won, David Wallace-Wells writes for Intelligencer. But that’s not the only good news.

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