a superb feature kicks off the twentieth edition of Disegno. It catalogues the attempts of US city St Louis to revitalise its downtown area and reintegrate the wondrous architecture of architect and industrial designer, Eero Saarinen’s St Louis Arch. Elsewhere food designer Carolien Niebling shares her scientific method; a report on the Vatican’s plans for cultural outreach; French product designer Oscar Lhermite plans to jumpstart Kickstarter; the conception of crisis in Sweden’s national warning pamphlet; architecture to prevent Palestinian fragmentation from the A.M. Qattan Foundation; a reimagination of the colour pink; and Disegno introduce a regular crossword!
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the summer edition of Disegno also joins the roster. It’s a varied issue with an excellent look at uberEATS’ platform and at the design of interfaces of other on-demand economy apps. There’s also an interesting look at Vluchtmaat, one of several buildings in Amsterdam that has recently been used as a squat by asylum seekers. Elsewhere in the issue: the effects of government on Singapore’s design policy; the mystery behind a series of lost sketches by the Swedish designer Thea Leonhard; and fighting the encroachment of state infrastructure in the Zad and NoTAV movements, in what is an issue riding the intersection of design and politics.add to my subscription
Disegno magazine returns with its spring edition, #18. It’s a strong issue with plenty of memorable features. Foremost of these is a fascinating roundtable discussion between Jonathan Keats, Michael Mitchell and José Millán who discuss mind-controlled machines and the future of work and technology’s role in it. There’s also an in-depth look at Kenyan’s Olympic obsession, in particular its love affair with the running shoe; Clove magazine‘s editor Debika Ray takes a look at the role of data in fashion brands, trends forecasting and production; as well as New Andean Architecture; the fashion of Phantom Thread; Robin Hood Gardens and chrome’s past and future.add to my subscription
issue 17 of design magazine, Disegno includes Gareth Pugh’s costumes for the Dutch National Opera; an analysis of universal museums at the Louvre Abu Dhabi; a roundtable discussion about defeating the new with Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg; a return to LA’s screaming cityscape in Blade Runner 2049; reportage from the abandoned mansions of Točka; Christien Meindertsma’s explorations of flax; a history of Paris’s forgotten waterways and much more.add to my subscription