As Islamic State releases another issue of its radical publication, counter-terrorism analyst Artur Beifuss takes an expert look at how the group has designed the magazine to shape its image and reach its target audience

Published in Review
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 00:00

The roundabout revolutions

The history of these banal, utilitarian instruments of traffic management has become entangled with that of political uprising, Eyal Weizman argues in his latest book

Published in Comment

The Syrian refugee camps of the Bekaa Valley in east Lebanon are underfunded and overlooked – to cover their modest shelters, residents appropriate banners advertising luxury products. Marwan Tahtah, a photographer for Beirut's Al Akhbar newspaper, captures the resulting mixture of ingenuity, extravagance and survival

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:57

2 April: The week’s most read

SelgasCano's Serpentine pavilion, Bernard Tschumi's Paris zoo and Barber Osgerby at the Bodleian were among the popular topics of the past seven days

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Za'atari refugee camp is the fifth largest settlement in Jordan. Its Syrian residents have built informal businesses, infrastructure and a new sense of identity. In other words, they have built a city – so shouldn't it be designed more like one?

Published in Features
Friday, 30 January 2015 11:37

Icon 141: Camps

Our March issue, available from 1 February, asks what architects could do to alleviate the suffering of refugees in Syria and migrant workers in the Gulf states, as well as examining the role of design in the building of protest camps

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