icon 065 out now 13.10.08

icon 065 / November 2008


In the November issue of icon, which is out now, we meet the activist architects who are making a difference not by building but through research, campaigning, performance and social action. Staying in the realm of intangible architecture, we profile Korean artist Do Ho Suh, who explores memory and belonging by conjuring spaces out of floating fabric.

Also in icon 065, we pursue billionaire heiress Pearl Lam through the Shanghai design scene she built with her bare, manicured hands, and closer to home there’s a full report on the highlights of the London Design Festival. In our conversation this month, REX architect Joshua Prince-Ramus talks with Soft City author Jonathan Raban about totalitarianism, the perils of gentrification and the Seattle Public Library.

Up front, there’s new work by Patricia Urquiola, David Adjaye, Jürgen Mayer H, Robert Stadler, Boym Partners, Fantastic Norway and Big Game, as well as reports from the Venice Biennale, London Fashion Week, Experimenta Design and the White House Redux competition. The Venice Biennale is also covered in Review, alongside the V&A’s blockbuster exhibition Cold War Modern.

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