This year, there’s a guide to the most interesting features of the London Design Festival on an actual design object: the smart ebike, sponsor of the 2013 Icon Design Trail. You will be able to follow a route, specially devised by designers and artists, while enjoying the adventure of a ride on the latest electric bike technology.
Edwin Heathcote explores São Paulo's sagging infrastructure and is inspired by its crowded, lively public spaces and a new cultural centre. Christopher Turner meets several Paulistan designers, a younger generation inspired by the Campana brothers but forging their own unique style. We also visit Inhotim, an art park in the Brazilian mountains, and talk to Daniel Libeskind about his first building in South America.
The London that rose up in the 1960s and 70s proved inherently cinematic, luring film-makers such as Kubrick and Truffaut to its new offices and housing estates. But the dystopian visions of these directors were to create an indelible link in the public imagination between modernism and failure.
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