JOURNAL

Disegno #19

London

13 June 2018

Disegno #19, the summer 2018 edition of the Quarterly Journal of Design, is now available to pre-order online and will be in shops from late June.

Disegno #19 offers in-depth, long-form journalism and critical writing, as well as inspiring portraiture, arts photography and reportage, all of which provide a window onto contemporary design and surrounding fields.

Highlights from the summer issue include a curatorial conversation about the making of complementary Martin Margiela exhibitions; architecture and spectacle in the work of David Rockwell; a report on user experience design in the on-demand economy; an interview with Eva Franch i Gilabert, the incoming director of the Architectural Association; 12 textile tales about Jonathan Olivares; Barber & Osgerby's experimentation with ceramics; and a farewell to Konstantin Grcic's Munich studio on Schillerstraße 40.


Disegno #19 includes:

A photoessay detailing Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby's ceramic experimentations; an object-led exploration of the alchemist's study; an examination of Thea Leonhard's lost sketches; twelve tales of minerals and textiles with Jonathan Olivares; Silo Studio's community design project in Wealdstone; the making of two Martin Margiela exhibitions with Kaat Debo and Alexandre Samson; a travelogue from São Paulo; spectacle and the city in the work of David Rockwell; user interface design in the on-demand economy; an interview with Eva Franch i Gilabert, the incoming director of London's Architectural Association; lessons in organised squatting from the Vluchtmaat; a review of Singapore's state-run design policy; protests against massive infrastructural projects with the Zad and NoTAV; uncovering Mali's rich tradition of indigo dyeing with Aboubakar Fofana; and a fond farewell to Konstantin Grcic's studio on Schillerstraße 40, Munich.