The Modernist Magazine is an international, limited edition, quarterly magazine about twentieth century architecture and design, it features contributions from Manchester to Moscow and from New York to Northern Ireland.
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The Modernist likes to focus on the untold story and the undiscovered. We have featured a housing block in Paris, a city in Eritrea, a micro apartment in Tokyo and a public toilet in Accrington.
In this issue:
A time comes when our designers move on and we get the opportunity to play out with new friends, with new ideas and new formats.
In issue number 41 (themed LANDSCAPE), acclaimed Manchester designer Trevor Johnson joins the modernist magazine, alongside Craig Johnson and Lily Platt and they remind us that it can be cool to be square.
'Trevor forged his reputation in the days of the 80s & 90s Madchester rave scene with designs for the legendary Hacienda nightclub and its owners Factory Records, also creating branding for some of the region’s leading organisations including Manchester United FC, Manchester International Airport, and Granada Television, and in a close association with many of the region’s main architects and developers was at the start of Manchester’s urban renaissance.' (Enlighten Manchester)
this issue: LANDSCAPE
Guest Edited by Corinna Dean
We can read landscapes as dynamic relations between the human, the non- human and the worlds they inhabit, always incomplete and in a state of transmission, undergoing processes of decay and growth, enhanced by ecological systems or degraded by misuse. These changes are crucial in terms of how we look back at history and forwards in terms of responsible programming, custodianship and care. This Landscape issue attempts to reveal these changes whether it is through an artificial incision, as was the case of the reconfiguration of the Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Herzog & de Meuron with Ai Weiwei, into a Sussex landscape or the design of an ecological park in the shadow of the Bridgewater nuclear park at a time when white energy was celebrated as a solution to cheap universal energy.
Corinna Dean is a lecturer at the School of Architecture + Cities, University of Westminster, a member of the research group Expanded Territories and runs the Archive for Contemporary Rural Architecture, ARCA, which explores sites through interventions, art projects and text.