The Monocle Weekly

Viken Berberian, Dan Richards and Fayann Smith

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28 April 2019

Episode 512

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Viken Berberian examines the pitfalls of development with his new graphic novel, The Structure is Rotten, Comrade. Plus: Dan Richards on his new book Outpost and Fayann Smith’s new project in Venice.

28 April 2019

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Introduction

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Bill Leuty looks ahead to next week with Robert Bound and Augustin Macellari.

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Chapter 2

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Viken Berberian

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Writer and essayist Viken Berberian is no stranger to satire. His new graphic novel, The Structure is Rotten, Comrade, takes an acerbic look at the myth of progress, skewering the venal and corrupt interests that lie behind a concrete-obsessed architect in Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan.

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Dan Richards

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Author Dan Richards’s latest book Outpost takes a look at the makeshift, unusual and isolated buildings that dot the wilderness.

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Fayann Smith

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With the Venice Biennale just around the corner, we hear from Fayann Smith whose group October Collective will be at the heart of a show, launching the new – permanent – Giudecca Art District.

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