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The Great Mall of China

derelict shoppingHow Shopping And Socialism Has Inverted The City.
- by Nick Jewell —

After three and a half decades of double-digit growth, China finally appears to be slowing. Even though the modest figures it now reports would be the envy of many Western economies, neo-liberal commentators are gleefully lining up to augur the death of the ‘Chinese Dream’. Read more…

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What if Architects became Developers?

zog headMatt Bloomfield discovers that Roger Zogolovitch writes as well as he builds, but notes that good housing doesn’t come cheap. 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…

Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy

aiweiwei   - by Rozie Saunders -

In October of 2010, Ai Weiwei filled the turbine hall at the Tate Modern with 100 million handmade porcelain sunflower seeds Read more…

Context by Eric Parry

brainby Chloe Spiby Loh | 24 August 2015

The latest edition to the AD Primer series comes in the form of Eric Parry’s contemplation on ‘Context’; a gathering of his personal preoccupations on specific locations and projects Read more…

Playing Rough

AssembleHollerReview by Matt Bloomfield | 01 August 2015

This summer in London has seen the opening of two exhibitions, both set against a backdrop of brutalism Read more…

White City Black City

tel aviv jaffaRozie Saunders | 20 May 2015

Sharon Rotbard’s “White City Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa”  is much more than just an architectural history of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Read more…