This issue begins with Small Scale, Big Change, a survey of 11 architectural projects that redress the debate between architecture and society. Exploring the idea of unique in Mechanical Couture, designers are re-engaging with mechanical reproduction. British photographer, Neeta Madahar, creates beautiful images that contemplate the genre. This is juxtaposed with newcomer, Rebecca Handler, whose work embraces new technologies, raising questions around contemporary image-making.
In film, Clio Barnard explores the life of playwright, Andrea Dunbar in her groundbreaking film, The Arbor. While Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance Film Festival offers 10 compelling tips on zero budget filmmaking from story and sound to actors to location.
In music, The Hundred in the Hands, New York City’s latest export, discuss influences and synth-pop. We also engage with the debate around vinyl – is it in or out? Writer, Salvatore Scibona’s vividly real book, The End examines heritage and immigration. While Polly Samson offers a taster from her new collection, Perfect Lives. In theatre, The Thrill of It All joins dance and drama, but we’re not talking musicals here. Finally, Lorenzo Fusi, curator of the Liverpool Biennial discusses this year’s programme.
This issue combines the best from across the wide spectrum of the arts world engaging with new ideas, concepts and opening up the forum for debate on the wider issues raised.