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Make do and mend: care and maintenance in Burkina FasoSubscription

By Carlos Quintáns

Practices of persistent upkeep in Burkina Faso are themselves a piece of heritage that must be maintained

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Run rewild: reinstating natureSubscription

By Anna Souter

Plant and animal life on Earth is orchestrated to preserve humanity’s ideal of nature. We need to step back

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Interview with George MonbiotSubscription

Writer and environmental and political activist George Monbiot talks to us about Feral, ecocide, and environmental preservation

Essays and reviews

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    Editorial: the right to inherit

    Looking past the moment of completion, the AR explores what it means to preserve 

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    Editorial: foreign bodies

    Working at the intersection between the global and the local, foreignness and familiarity become the focus of the November issue

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    Editorial: Chega de saudade

    Only 75 years since the AR devoted an entire issue to Brazil, we turn our eyes to the rich and myriad architectures of this massive country – even as clouds gather on the horizon

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    Editorial: the price of everything, the value of nothing

    The September issue of the AR looks at the topic of money in all its permutations, both glittering and dirty, investigates its relationship to architecture and explores the idea of degrowth as it gains wider traction

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    Editorial: palaces for people

    Combining the winners of the AR House awards 2019 and an array of social housing projects in one double issue provides rich opportunity to explore the places we live now and the responsibilities in designing them

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    Editorial: no man is an island

    Choosing to encompass instead the entirety of ‘the islands of Ireland’ is itself a provocation – one that nevertheless proves productive, as we ramble and rove around collapsed seams and difficult terrain to cast an eye over a land in the middle of something

Letters from the Editor

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The Big Rethink revisited: Becoming EarthlingsSubscription

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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

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‘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