Monocle on Design

Reimagining architecture

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17 July 2018

Episode 353

30 minutes

We explore the work of Bodys Isek Kingelez, a late Congolese artist who reimagined his home city, and offer our take on a new architecture award keen to vaunt the work of lesser-known practices from emerging nations. Plus: Josh Fehnert talks through the design headlines with architecture critic Oliver Wainwright.

17 July 2018

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Chapter 1

Design digest

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We sit down with Oliver Wainwright, architecture critic for ‘The Guardian’, to discuss overlooked stories from Ramallah to south London’s the Rill and ask what to do with a burnt-out building in Glasgow.

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The Dorfman Award

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We meet those shortlisted for the Royal Academy’s inaugural Dorfman Award and find out how architectural awards can bolster diversity.

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Bodys Isek Kingelez

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The late Congolese designer, artist and engineer was born and raised in the Belgian Congo, today known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. A new retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art presents his long-overlooked installations of colourful utopian cityscapes.

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