New books celebrate the Bauhaus centenary and its legacy

I attended an art and design foundation course much like the famous Vorkurs run by Josef Albers and László Moholy-Nagy, a year-long requirement for all new Bauhaus students before they could progress to study in a specific workshop. In a similar way to how the Bauhauslers ran the famous art school a century ago, mine was a place that taught experimentation and encouraged abstraction, tasking us to find our own unique solutions. And it happened to be the finest year of my... Read More

See the best in sustainable car design at the Geneva Show

The ecological car revolution has been more of a slow, at times painfully so, evolution. Talk of hydrogen fuel cell, hybrid electrics, pure EVs has been going on for a long time and it has taken some strict legislation to finally push carmakers to react and commit. So it was exciting to finally see the more progressive side of motoring at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – a sentiment that chimes with the early days of the motor car, when it was a spirited industry rooted in... Read More

Spiders inform Tomás Saraceno’s latest art installation

What can we learn from spiders and their intricate woven webs, and how can this help us find sustainable ways of sensing and inhabiting the environment? Take a look at the installation by the Berlin based artist Tomás Saraceno. From the cosmic web to the minute dust particles collecting on the silken threads, it makes for a provocative dialogue on our connections to one another, and to the wider universe. Take a closer look in my report in Wallpaper*. #gallery-8 { margin:... Read More