Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Space, spirituality, sauces, streetwear, sound art, skyscrapers for animals and more in our look around the web

Blanton Museum of Art’s Forthcoming Sound Art Garden The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin will open the Butler Sound Gallery, a first-of-its-kind permanent outdoor space for sound art, in 2022. Blanton is the first major museum to develop a gallery for the medium at this scale. It’s also part of a greater revitalization led by acclaimed architecture firm Snøhetta. …

The Homophobia Found in Streetwear Culture Today

As Tiffany Godoy writes for Highsnobiety, streetwear was “once the bastion of counter culture fringe populations, including early skaters, surfers, graffiti artists, punks and hip-hop artists. Most people that wore the product contributed to the scene, giving one real street cred that aligned you with a like-minded community.” That’s no longer the case. Citing thousands of unfollows and homophobic comments on their Instagram following a …

Abroad Amalgamates Arabic Tradition and American Streetwear

Apparel adorned with a Saudi Arabian pattern traditionally reserved for older women

Abdulrahman Aldossry (aka NAN) founded clothing line Abroad with his childhood friend, Tony Fallatah. The two grew up in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, share what they call an “uncommon interest” in their home country and both fell in love with streetwear while studying in the USA, at a university in Pittsburgh. Abroad’s first collection, Taboo, incorporates an Arabic fabric known as Shalki—a …