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Church on the Beach

sketch 1Austin Williams | 7 April 2016

From Nantes to Naples, Bruge to Budapest, many key European cities have churches at their centre. Regardless of denomination, the centrality of these churches has tended to convey a certain historic gravitas Read more…

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Brexit

Member_States_of_the_European_Union_(polar_stereographic_projection)_EN.svgBrexit is is not a triumphalist moment but one for constructing a better future Read more…

Home is where the Art is

beaumont estby Pierre Shaw | 2 March 2016
‘Re:Home’ is Cressida Brown’s revisit and revision to her 2006 play, ‘Home’ Read more…

Libraries are for reading not knitting

LibraryBy Elisabetta Gasparoni | 23 February 2016

The Carnegie Trust has created four databases to showcase library-run projects that contribute to public wellbeing Read more…

Wang Shu. Who?

literatiWang Shu burst onto the world’s stage with two projects that caught the media’s attention and lined him up for the awards and citations that have made him a household name … in architects’ houses, at least.  Read more…

The Great Mall of China

derelict shoppingHow Shopping And Socialism Has Inverted The City.
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After three and a half decades of double-digit growth, China finally appears to be slowing Read more…

Free Will: An Illusion?

BagginiBy Joel Mills | 12 October 2015

Free will is an illusion. Quite a claim, and one that dominates much contemporary scientific thinking, and the pivotal driver for Julian Baggini to write his latest book Read more…