Never before seen photos of MIES VAN DER ROHE's only project for London, and an exclusive interview with its developer LORD PALUMBO. MATTEO PASQUINELLI reviews PAUL MASONS’ Postcapitalism, and argues that the generation of digital austerity is rising. Previously unpublished photography from French philosopher JEAN BAUDRILLARD is reviewed by BIFO BERARDI.
LEO HOLLIS reviews London after the Great Fire, and tracks the rise of the first capitalist city. Neoliberalism was always about debt, says PEGGY DEAMER. What did it mean to be an architect in the Renaissance? PIER VITTORIO AURELI reviews the noble profession. Meanwhile, ANA NAOMI DE SOUSA reviews Gaza’s only university.
Also in the issue: JACK SELF tells us what we should think about architecture; EDWIN HEATHCOTE reviews one corner in a room; SAM JACOB reviews how Britain commercialised its history; JESSE SEEGERS reviews a Chilean super-computer from the 1970s; SUPERVOID review the Faraday Cage; ALFREDO THIERMANN reviews Buckminster Fuller; Cassim Shepard; Jack Self; Manuel Shvartzberg; Nicholas de Klerk.