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Inside Icon 190: Memory, Memorials and Identity


This month's issue investigates how design and architecture can reflect and shape who we are, from monuments to victims of current injustices, such as gender equality or police brutality, to memories created in virtual space. We shed light on the true story behind the 1951 Festival of Britain, and visit Belarus with Owen Hatherley. Plus: interviews with designer Grace Wales Bonner and the architect of New York's High Line, Elizabeth Diller. Read on...

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