Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

Doughnut: The Outer London Festival

A day-long discussion about the city’s peripheries highlighted the complexity of an area often perceived as bland and uniform, says Debika Ray

Published in Review
Friday, 04 September 2015 00:00

Will Self: Who are the outer Londoners?

The crude left/right dichotomy between inner London and its peripheries does nobody in the city any good, argues Will Self. It’s time, he says, for a more nuanced exploration of the outer boroughs

Published in Comment
Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

Doughnut: The Outer London Festival

Icon is partnering with the Architecture Foundation on a day-long festival at which speakers such as Will Self, Hanif Kureishi and Ellis Woodman will discuss London’s peripheral boroughs

Published in News
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00

Mobile phones: Will Self

For our mobile phones special, novelist Will Self muses on signals - are teenagers who use phones to navigate the city and co-ordinate liaisons like bats who find each other in the dark using echolocation? For more on the meaning of the mobile phone, pick up a copy of Icon 106.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 16:31

Burj Khalifa has opened

After months of delays and brooding speculations the world’s tallest building by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill opened in Dubai yesterday, announcing a surprising name change and an official height of 828 metres.

Published in News
Monday, 21 December 2009 18:30

Will Self: High Rise

On a walk across Dubai, the author pays homage to JG Ballard at the world’s tallest building.

Published in Features