Disegno #24


3 September 2019

The autumn 2019 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Design, Disegno #24, is now available for pre-order and will be on newsstands from late September.

Disegno #24 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 autumn issue include an interview with designer and researcher Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, whose projects on synthetic biology and mass extinction have been exhibited widely this year; a travelogue from Ukraine exploring the role of traditional crafts in shaping national identities; an essay on the wider societal implications of Snoo, a robotic bassinet from Fuseproject and Harvey Karp; a portrait of the studio Company, the design industry's very own detective agency; a review of McDonald's new flagship restaurant; an essay on the mural and graphic art of the Sudanese protests; panda politics at BIG's new animal enclosure at Copenhagen Zoo; and an opportunity to win a Paul McCobb magazine rack from Fritz Hansen.

Disegno #24 will be available in shops from late September 2019.

Disegno #24 includes:

Photoessay: Barrio 31
The future of Buenos Aires’s contested settlement
Belinda Tato and Cristobal Palma

Observation: Into the Woods
Forms for flora and fauna
Anthony Gerace

Comment: Ive Gotta Go
Upsetting the Apple cart
George Isleden and Leonhard Rothmoser

Comment: Meagre Defence
Yana Peel exits the Serpentine
Evi Hall and Leonhard Rothmoser

Project: Big Panda Energy
The diplomatic power of cuddly bears
Kristina Rapacki and Alastair Philip Wiper

Report: Murals for Madaniya
The graphic art of the Sudanese protests
Nanjala Nyabola and Muhammad Salah

Profile: A Company Voyage
Set sail for adventure
Oli Stratford and Juho Huttunen

Comment: The Opposite of Inclusivity is Exclusivity
Fashion does diversity
Kay Sunden and Leonhard Rothmoser

Review: FaceApp
Does my face look old in this?
Brendan Cormier

Technology: The Robotics of Modern Parenting
Do you Snoo?
Michael David Mitchell and María Ramos Bravo

Palare the carny?
Charlie Lee-Potter

Process: Life After Niemeyer
Revitalisation plans for the Tripoli fair
Lemma Shehadi and Karen Paulina Biswell

Review: Ceramic Block by Virgil Abloh for Vitra
Exactly as it sounds
Felix Chabluk Smith

Travelogue: After the Revolution
Nationalism and craft in contemporary Ukraine
Joe Lloyd and Elena Subach

Interview: Nested Betters
Heterotopias with Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Oli Stratford

Review: McDonald’s Times Square
Cut the kitsch, keep the chips
Kate Wagner

Crossword: Rack ’Em Up
Win a Magazine Holder by Paul McCobb, reissued by Fritz Hansen
Lavinia Fasano and K-Doc