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Pin-Up Issue 29 – Revolution

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Fall/Winter 2020/21

Viva la revolución! On the cover: Bold graphics by Office Ben Ganz responsible for PIN–UP’s new design direction. Inside: activist graphic language selections from Jerome Harris; Paola Antonelli on revolutionary new materials; David Fortin on decolonizing design; Philippe Malouin’s bold new design moves; BIPOC Studios classifieds by Dong-Ping Wong; Gregory Ketant on Quantum Architecture; a tribute to the late great legend Nanda Vigo; the urban interventions of Hong Kong protesters; and Camille Okhio on the curse of Versailles.

Also in the issue:
This Chinese architect is starting a rural revolution through architectural acupuncture
Interview by Beatrice Galilee
Portraits by Rujie Wang

The L.A.-based artist gives history a hard read by radically recasting the past
Interview by Mahfuz Sultan and Chloe Wayne

The controversial award-winning British architect is taking material efficiency to new load-bearing heights
Interview by Andrew Ayers
Portraits by Harry Mitchell

Andrea Faraguna and Niklas Bildstein Zaar discuss the symbols and desires they hold close.
Portfolio by sub
Interview by Jordan Richman

The Italian provocateur designs museums and exhibitions that preserve the past while empowering the future
Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Portraits by Josep Fonti

Also in the issue: Ted Barrow sorts through the vestiges of Trump aesthetics; Drew Zeiba on the 5G revolution; the history of the Guy Fawkes mask; accessibility hot spots from gender neutral bathrooms to hostile architecture; Akeem Smith’s dance-hall architecture; Alice Bucknell’s speculative E-Z Kryptobuild; prison abolition and design ethics with Raphael Sperry; Rafik Greiss photographs Issey Miyake textiles; an interview with design oracle Piero Gandini; Supreme’s objets d’art; Jerome Byron on quarantine renovations; the architecture of common ground; a book on the history of architecture and the Algerian revolution; an interview with Maite Borjabad on design futures; and so much more.

PLUS: Reconstructions, a 16-page special on architecture and Blackness in America, photographed by David Hartt. Featuring V. Mitch McEwen, Felecia Davis, Olalekan Jeyifous, J. Yolande Daniels, Sekou Cooke, Mario Gooden, Germane Barnes, Walter Hood, Amanda Williams, and Emanuel Admassu.


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PIN–UP is a magazine that captures an architectural spirit, rather than focusing on technical details of design, by featuring interviews with architects, designers, and artists, and presenting work as an informal work in progress – a fun assembly of ideas, stories and conversations, all paired with cutting-edge photography and artwork. Both raw and glossy, the magazine is a nimble mix of genres and themes, finding inspiration in the high and the low by casting a refreshingly playful eye on rare architectural gems, amazing interiors, smart design, and that fascinating area where those areas connect with contemporary art. In short, PIN–UP is pure architectural entertainment!
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