Disegno #23

Disegno #23


1 July 2019

The summer 2019 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Design, Disegno #23, is now available for pre-order and will be on the newsstand from early July.

Disegno #23 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 travelogue from Coromandel, where Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard have re-fired the kilns of the Driving Creek Potteries; an exploration of gender disparity in Caroline Criado-Perez's Invisible Women; an essay examining design and streaming by way of Netflix; a photographic survey of New York's Ford Foundation, 50 years on; a scheme to redress the environmental damage and design limitations of liquid soap from Form Us with Love; the world's first quantum computer, designed by Map, Universal and IBM; a visit to Madagascar, where the Polyfloss Factory is working to reduce plastic waste; an interview with Hella Jongerius, as she reaches the end of her year-long sabbatical in weaving; and a trip to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House, newly encased within chainmail life support by Carmody Groarke.

Disegno #23 will be available in shops from early July 2019.

Disegno #23 includes:

Photoessay: My Mid-century Survey, 1967: The Ford Foundation Building
New York’s secret garden blooms again
Dean Kaufmann

Observation: On the Surface
Skins, wrappers and films
Teresa Giannico

Comment: Data Barons
Can we get a little privacy?
Oli Stratford and Leonhard Rothmoser

Comment: Our Lady's Phallus
The risks of a rapid erection for Notre Dame
Johanna Agerman Ross and Leonhard Rothmoser

Material: Loose Strands
The Polyfloss Machine arrives in Antananarivo
Nanjala Nyabola and Rijasolo

Comment: The Shut-Up Button
Silence on demand
Kristina Rapacki and Leonhard Rothmoser

Interview: A Brick is Born
Hella Jongerius’s woven sabbatical
Felix Chabluk Smith and Fabian Frinzel

Review: Nature and Broken Nature
Two triennali, so little time
George Kafka

Anatomy: A Radical Reduction
Form Us With Love reshapes soap
Kristina Rapacki

Review: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Tidy house, tidy mind?
Meher Varma

Project: Here is the House
Carmody Groarke puts Charles Rennie Mackintosh in a box
Joe Lloyd and Donald Milne

Review: Fiskars Village Biennale
Finland’s addition to the international biennale circuit
Johanna Agerman Ross

Essay: Don't Cross the Streams
Netflix knows what you did
Oli Stratford and Ugo La Pietra

Technology: The Quantum Race
A new kind of computer from IBM, Universal and Map
Lemma Shehadi and Martin Adolfsson

Review: Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
How the gender data gap rigs the deck
Kristina Rapacki

Travelogue: Gesamtkunsthandwerk in Coromandel
Francis Upritchard and Martino Gamper's foray into clay
Elizabeth Bisley and Sam Hartnett

Poem: Puffin Poem
Goldsmiths’ Interaction Research Studio delights the internet
Richard Osmond

Crossword: Time Warp
Win a Wallace Sewell cushion based on a re-editioned Bauhaus textile