Issue 6 is out now. The unreal magic by which objects come into being has also changed our relationship with the process of making. Increasingly, we are more interested in the how than the what, with even inferior artisanal and bespoke commanding a premium. Will we be able to redress social inequality, dampen the effects of global warming and reinvent democracy just in time?
Real Review magazine is a quarterly contemporary culture publication from the UK with the strapline “what it means to live today”. Our agenda focuses on the politics of space, and trying to understand how everyday conditions enforce and reinforce power relations. Through engaging analysis, evaluation and enquiry, the Real Review pursues what it means to live today. The magazine is the flagship publication of the REAL foundation.
Inside this issue
How do we design value? MARIANA MAZZUCATO reviews the metrics of innovation. Poet EMILY TODER reviews the movement of the robot, while TOYO ITO reviews medieval light and the symbolism of grief. US-based Jamaican author GARNETTE CADOGAN reviews walking while Black, and FEMINIST ARCHITECTURE COLLABORATIVE review artificial hymens. STEPHEN ARMSTRONG reviews DELIVEROO’s dark kitchens and ARMATURE GLOBALE review the contemporary European photographic identity, including work by SATOSHI FUJIWARA.
Feminist Architecture Collaborative
Adam Nathaniel Furman