The Human Impact

One Hour Eighteen Minutes – a review

November 30, 2012

One hour, eighteen minutes is the amount of time that remains unaccounted for between a doctor being called to treat Sergei Magnitsky in a Russian prison and the time Magnitsky, a lawyer, was pronounced dead. It is also the name of a new play by Elena Gremina – a play that portrays accounts, from his supporters and from his own diary entries, of events in the year leading up to his death. The play uses as background official reports that were either public or dug up by supporters.

iPhone app helps UK strip-club dancers know their rights

October 25, 2012

A new iPhone app offers workplace tips for strippers to help them protect themselves against financial exploitation, abuse and a lack of safety.

Architects seek funding for Namibia sandbag igloos

July 12, 2012

Are sandbag igloos the key to solving housing problems in dry regions?

Architects Nicola Du Pisanie of Stonewood Design and Ross McDonald of Alison Brooks Architects discuss a proposed project to build sandbag, or super adobe, igloo homes in the Namibian desert during a London Festival of Architecture talk at the Building Centre in London.

“I did not grow up to be a wife”

March 15, 2012


Former Indian police officer Kiran Bedi claps as activist Anna Hazare displays a note to his supporters from the Indian government after calling off a hunger strike against corruption in New Delhi April 9, 2011. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma