The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 14:26

Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek)

Until now, doctors have been losing the battle against preventable blindness in the world's most remote regions. By putting diagnosis in the hands of the community, the Peek smartphone system is set to be a major breakthrough

Published in Features

A campaign to expose online paedophilia using a digital representation of a 10-year-old child won a Dutch Design Awards last month. But what are the wider implications of this development?

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:43

Rebel Architecture

Al Jazeera's documentary series adopts a wide definition of rebel – and indeed architect – but is all the more interesting for it, says Hana Loftus

Published in Review
Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:07

Disobedient Objects at the V&A

The raw anger, energy and wit of protest comes to genteel South Kensington. Alice Bell finds it most refreshing

Published in Review
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 17:28

Disobedient Objects

Victoria and Albert Museum
26 July 2014 – 1 February 2015

Published in Diary