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