Reconstruct! A special limited-edition cover on architecture and Blackness in America, photographed by the artist David Hartt, in partnership with Thom Browne. Featuring Emanuel Admassu, Germane Barnes, Sekou Cooke, J. Yolande Daniels, Felecia Davis, Mario Gooden, Walter Hood, Olalekan Jeyifous, V. Mitch McEwen, and Amanda Williams. Read the manifesting statement of the Black Reconstruction Collective here.
Inside: activist graphic language selections from Jerome Harris; Paola Antonelli on revolutionary new materials; David Fortin on decolonizing design; Philippe Malouin’s bold new design moves; BIPOC Studios classifieds by Dong-Ping Wong; Gregory Ketant on Quantum Architecture; a tribute to the late great legend Nanda Vigo; the urban interventions of Hong Kong protesters; and Camille Okhio on the curse of Versailles.
Also in the issue:
This Chinese architect is starting a rural revolution through architectural acupuncture
Interview by Beatrice Galilee
Portraits by Rujie Wang
The L.A.-based artist gives history a hard read by radically recasting the past
Interview by Mahfuz Sultan and Chloe Wayne
Artwork by Kandis Williams
The controversial award-winning British architect is taking material efficiency to new load-bearing heights
Interview by Andrew Ayers
Portraits by Harry Mitchell
Andrea Faraguna and Niklas Bildstein Zaar discuss the symbols and desires they hold close.
Portfolio by sub
Interview by Jordan Richman
The Italian provocateur designs museums and exhibitions that preserve the past while empowering the future
Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Portraits by Josep Fonti
Also in the issue: Ted Barrow sorts through the vestiges of Trump aesthetics; Drew Zeiba on the 5G revolution; the history of the Guy Fawkes mask; accessibility hot spots from gender neutral bathrooms to hostile architecture; Akeem Smith’s dance-hall architecture; Alice Bucknell’s speculative E-Z Kryptobuild; prison abolition and design ethics with Raphael Sperry; Rafik Greiss photographs Issey Miyake textiles; an interview with design oracle Piero Gandini; Supreme’s objets d’art; Jerome Byron on quarantine renovations; the architecture of common ground; a book on the history of architecture and the Algerian revolution; an interview with Maite Borjabad on design futures; and so much more.