The Architecture of Imagination
Design is storytelling in multiple forms. And the stories that are often told are of humanity, our flaws, our feats, our collective desire to power through fear and into the possibilities of the unknown.
Bjarke Ingels never shies from a challenge. Then again, being a starchitect, that's part of the job, even when it's personal. The Ingels' family home is a decommissioned ferry anchored on the Copenhagen harbour. Read about the challenges of redefining their home on a houseboat and the freedom of being on the water.
For many of us our home is our sanctuary, a refuge and for Sir David Adjaye, that is the premise with which he designs dwellings for his clients. In this expansive conversation, Adjaye talks about homes and how structures & cities will change, moving away from the concept of designing buildings that defy decades.
Mariya Russell made history last year when she became the first black woman to win a Michelin star. And then promptly afterwards she dropped everything she worked so hard for to find space and solace, two things that had been missing in her life. What became abundantly clear for her, peace needed to be prioritised over passion.
Shiza Shahid may not be able to vote in the US election this November but she is making sure everyone else who can does. The co-founder of the Mala Foundation and the cookware company Our Place is calling on the power of the multiethnic electorate, using billboards to illustrate, with immigrants, the definition of American.