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Issue #39 – 
Summer 2021: 
"The Hospital of the Future"

It seemed like eternal life was within reach… but at what cost, and by whose work?

The Office of Metropolitan Architecture’s third cover dossier for 032c considers THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE: the world's next biggest design problem. As new attitudes and technologies emerge alongside novel viruses, the research team behind this speculative report, introduced by OMA partner REINIER DE GRAAF, asks: What could the hospital be, tomorrow?

TROIS FEMMES PUISSANTES: Pop princess DUA LIPA spellbinds in High London Goth for Jordan Hemingway’s analogue lens. Poet, photographer, songstress, and star SHYGIRL gets comfortable in her own lane, and ERIC JOHNSON meets her there. K-pop star turned solo rap queen CL proves there is Alpha status after the girl group. Historian KARL SCHLÖGEL tracks the scent of totalitarianism, following the perfume of imperial Europe from COCO CHANEL to the Kremlin. A-Cold-Wall* designer SAMUEL ROSS talks W.E.B. Du Bois, streetwear, and the semiotics of working class England. With an international footprint in contemporary art, gallerists MONIKA SPRÜTH and PHILOMENE MAGERS provide a case study in 21st century globalism. WU TSANG, BOYCHILD, JOSH JOHNSON, and ASMA MAROOF represent MOVED BY THE MOTION: a “roving band” that grew out of LA’s queer party scene, now settled in a theater in Zürich. Pasolini, Mussolini, VILLA FELTRINELLI: in an interview with the Grand Hotel’s MARKUS ODERMATT, SVEN MICHAELSEN explores the fraught and fabulous history of a luxury oasis on Lake Garda. And, at last, DANKO and ANA STEINER return their fashion romance to the pages of 032c, bringing supermodel GEORGIA PALMER back from the depths with them.

PLUS: Marcel Proust went looking for it, but we found it. Société de 032c presents LE TEMPS PERDU, with PIN-UP editor Felix Burrichter throwing a quinceañera for a magazine; producer Black Noi$e getting silly at home in Detroit; DJ Amelie Lens eying new talent; and shapewear entrepreneur Emma Grede trading glass ceilings for glass walls. We end the issue, as we always do, with our favorite books of the season in a new installment of BERLIN REVIEW.

But this time, there’s actually more:
This Summer 2021, 032c proudly presents LOVE, 032c: A COMPLIMENTARY FANZINE ABOUT STYLE. In the newsprint broadsheet’s first iteration, CHARLIE PORTER hunts through artists’ closets; AVA NIRUI descends from HEAVEN; NICHOLAS DALEY calls the tune; YUCHIRO TAMAKI stans BLACK FLAG; RINA NKULU hangs HELMUT LANG out to dry, lovingly; MARC GOEHRING encourages us to stay active – and stay loose; KERWIN FROST flashes his WALTER VAN BIERENDONCK; MARK SEEKINGS obsesses about accessories, again; YEAH, I WORK OUT lives up to its name; BIANCA SAUNDERS sculpts identities; SIRUI MA updates the street style throwback; JESSI REAVES deconstructs our modern “masters”; VICTORIA SEKRIER and FABIAN MARTI and blast off to Moscow… and beyond!
032c is a bi-annual contemporary culture magazine at the intersections of fashion, art and politics. Finding the new in the old and the old in the new, 032c invites leading and emerging creatives to collaborate on mono- thematic issues. It has been considered to be “dedicated to the celebration of ideas” by i-D, “revue ultra-pointue” by French Vogue, or simply as “the Berlin magazine that propogates an aesthetic of brutal elegance” by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The magazine fuses art and architecture, literature, urban studies and fashion in ways”, states New York Times, “that can make one forget how depressing a visit to a newsstand has become.” 032c is internationally distributed to selected art bookstores, fashion boutiques and newsstands. The magazine has been exhibited at places such as London Design Museum, Colette (Paris), GAS (Tokyo), The Pineal Eye (London) and the 3rd Berlin Biennial.
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