Disegno #29

Disegno #29

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Disegno is the world’s leading quarterly journal dedicated to long-form independent reporting and critical writing on design. Released in April, June, September and November, Disegno includes a mixture of reportage, photoessays, profiles, critical discussion, interviews, reviews and roundtables.

Covering design, architecture, fashion, urbanism, graphics and technology, Disegno also provides political commentary, academic analysis, arts photography and discussion of current affairs for a design-interested audience. Alongside its quarterly journal, Disegno also runs an events programme that includes workshops, lectures, walks, panel discussions, podcasts, exhibitions and parties. Disegno’s website is also updated daily with breaking news from the design world.

In this issue:

 

A meeting with Marjan van Aubel to discuss the establishment of a solar democracy; a look at the multi-faith history of Mosul and Unesco's effort to restore it through architecture; a discussion about the sustainability of foam upholstery with Daniel Schofield, Stefan Diez, Catherine Aitken and company; a celebration of IIttala's magical glassworks with Ville Kokkonen and Florencia Colombo; reflections on accessible design and the need for greater diversity; a study of chronological curation and the problems therein; a journey through digital interfaces and robotic sneaker production with Kram/Weisshaar; a critique of digital furniture and the NFT boom; a visit to Lehrer Architects' tiny home village for LA's unhoused; an assessment of FinTech and “democratic” interface design; a new way to design around ageing, with Tom and Will Butterfield; and an architecture field trip into Naypyidaw, Myanmar's vast military capital.