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Architectural review darkness index

Folio: Robert Fludd's black squareSubscription

Prefiguring Malevich’s Black Square by 300 years, Fludd’s drawing extends at the edges, inscribed with the text Et sic in infinitum – ‘and so on’

Obstetrical forceps 1773 from a lecture introductory to the theory and practice of midwiferyby john leake edit

Male delivery: the domain of the man midwifeSubscription

By Emma Cheatle

The early man midwife was able to escape the barber surgeon shop and penetrate the domestic sphere, masculinising the delivery room

Gourment air architectural review

Flights of fancy: masculinity in airspaceSubscription

By Cassandre Greenberg

A symbol of domination and progress, the domesticated aeroplane interior became an openly queer space, traditionally segregated from the male-dominated cockpit

Essays and reviews

Letters from the Editor

Dymaxion House

The Big Rethink revisited: Becoming EarthlingsSubscription


Reflecting on The Big Rethink series of essays, Buchanan argues for a new culture integrating understandings of ecology, evolution and identity

The full Big Rethink


‘Architecture is now a tool of capital, complicit in a purpose antithetical to its social mission’Subscription

By Reinier de Graaf

As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital