Created in response to the periods of quarantine, slowdown and confinement experienced around the world, Lockdown Paper is a new publication that explores some of the ways in which design has or may intersect with Covid-19.
Lockdown Paper is a free newspaper that will be distributed to all Disegno subscribers. It features extended essays from leading design curators and writers, tackling topics from face masks and urban planning, to Covid-curation and zoonosis.
The paper also includes a series of reflections and illustrations on Covid-19 from studios all around the world.
If you're not a subscriber, this is a good time to become one. By subscribing you will automatically receive the Lockdown Paper, as well as a beautifully crafted journal four times a year. You will also be helping to maintain Disegno as a publication that encourages design debate, shares projects from around the world, and which welcomes new voices in the field. Click here to subscribe.
A small number of issues will also be available as a one-off purchase for a token fee to cover postage.
Lockdown Paper is a print-only publication that will be released on 30 June 2020, so sign up for a subscription now to receive this special edition.
Lockdown Paper includes:
Into the grid
Online videoconferencing software explored
Words by Mimi Zeiger
The New Ballet of the Sidewalk
Transport infrastructure and the dangers of returning to “normal”
Words by Rory Hyde
Notes from a Period of Furlough
How coronavirus may intensify calls for a universal wage
Words by Johanna Agerman Ross
The Mask Generation
The value of cotton masks and their uptake in Kenya
Words by Nanjala Nyabola
Design's role in shaping interspecies spaces
Words by Oli Stratford
Optimising for Brunch
How to make a city work for everyone
Words by Dan Hill
Museums respond to the pandemic
Words by Glenn Adamson
REFLECTIONS FROM DESIGNERS
The Fabrick Lab
Bethan Laura Wood
Samuel Ross, A-Cold-Wall*
Clara von Zweigbergk