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‘Architecture is sick but not totally dead’: Jean Nouvel on disasters, criticism and the future of architectureSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

As his most recent tower, La Marseillaise, is inaugurated on Marseille’s seafront, Nouvel talks about the death of architectural criticism, taking pleasure in problems and why the future of architecture is not architectural

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Come dine with me: the dinner party, art, and revolutionSubscription

By Rahel Aima

Beyond its middle-class suburban origins, the dinner party has challenged perceptions and catalysed art movements

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Let them eat cake: Urbain Dubois Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

Food as phantasmagoric spectacle conceals murkier aspects of power relations

Essays and reviews

Letters from the Editor

Dymaxion House

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