The Crit

Digital Tumescent


8 March 2021

Looking for the latest analysis and news from the world of design and architecture? We're happy to report that ‘Digital tumescent’, the sixth episode of The Crit, is now available to scratch that itch!

The episode sees the team discuss the announcement of curatorial redundancies and major institutional restructuring at the V&A; the life and times of Paul Crutzen, the late meteorologist and atmospheric chemist who won the Nobel Prize for his work on ozone, and who popularised the term “the anthropocene”; Andrés Reisinger's radical digital furniture that is racking up huge sales at auction; Amazon's sheepish rebrand after its new app logo raised some unfortunate resonances; and the digital push for #Multiform, a mode of architecture championed as what comes after postmodernism.

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Show Notes: Ep.06 ‘Digital tumescent’

01:09 The V&A

12:11 Andrés Reisinger and design auctions

18:28 Amazon logo

22:58 Paul Crutzen

25:07 #Multiform


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