the modernist magazine issue #41 LANDSCAPE
In issue number 41 (themed LANDSCAPE), acclaimed Manchester designer Trevor Johnson joins the modernist magazine, alongside Craig Johnson and Lily Platt and they remind us that it can be cool to be square.
'Trevor forged his reputation in the days of the 80s & 90s Madchester rave scene with designs for the legendary Hacienda nightclub and its owners Factory Records, also creating branding for some of the region’s leading organisations including Manchester United FC, Manchester International Airport, and Granada Television, and in a close association with many of the region’s main architects and developers was at the start of Manchester’s urban renaissance.' (Enlighten Manchester)
Guest Edited by Corinna Dean
We can read landscapes as dynamic relations between the human, the non- human and the worlds they inhabit, always incomplete and in a state of transmission, undergoing processes of decay and growth, enhanced by ecological systems or degraded by misuse. These changes are crucial in terms of how we look back at history and forwards in terms of responsible programming, custodianship and care. This Landscape issue attempts to reveal these changes whether it is through an artificial incision, as was the case of the reconfiguration of the Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Herzog & de Meuron with Ai Weiwei, into a Sussex landscape or the design of an ecological park in the shadow of the Bridgewater nuclear park at a time when white energy was celebrated as a solution to cheap universal energy.
Corinna Dean is a lecturer at the School of Architecture + Cities, University of Westminster, a member of the research group Expanded Territories and runs the Archive for Contemporary Rural Architecture, ARCA, which explores sites through interventions, art projects and text.
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the modernist magazine
"the modernist offers unique perspectives on 20th-century architecture and design. With its pages full of bus stops, B-roads and concrete — you won’t find any swaying fields of wheat here. But don’t be fooled by all the municipal mundanity; warm and endearingly nerdy, this is an unconventional but nonetheless idyllic picture of Britain. In these strange times, there is solace to be found in the quiet fanaticism of this magazine." (Stack Magazines)