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As goes the adage, change is the only constant. Yet, the inherent effect of liminality is not comprehended as it should be. Rational at times, and unpredictable at most, what is life if not a recurring series of esoteric transitions—surviving, learning and working together through states of change?

Face of Time

Channelling the liminal in creative realms is nothing new—we have access to an archive of art, architecture and design truths, conceived as lucid narratives of transience, as the bastions of creative culture.

The stories in this newsletter are funnels of liminalities: Achille Bonito Oliva discusses the Italian trans-avant-garde movement; art as a point of origin and departure forms the nature of Niki de Saint Phalle; London Design Biennale curator Victoria Broackes discusses the need for connections to pull people closer to design.

It reminds us of the lyrics to the Scorpion’s famous song—“The wind of change blows straight into the face of time.”

Amit Gupta

Ben Evans discusses the role of design festivals in cities

Victoria Broackes on collaboration being key to the London Design Biennale 2023

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“Romance with a building allows access to its secrets,” says architect Peter Stutchbury

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'The Grand Italian Vision': an archive of the Italian trans-avant-garde movement

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The Global Game: Remapping Collaborations

London Design Biennale

The fourth edition of the Biennale is on view at the Somerset House, London, until June 25, 2023.

01-25 June, 2023
London Design Biennale


01-25 June, 2023


London, United Kingdom


The theme of this year’s biennale is suggestive of the curatorial emphasis on seeking new vocabularies of design from crossing cultures, objects, and ideas; the event aims to make design accessible and explicable for everyone.

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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich inspires a ‘Repair Revolution!’

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich inspires a ‘Repair Revolution!’

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Downtown+ traces the history and form of seats in ‘Trônes’

Downtown+ traces the history and form of seats in ‘Trônes’

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Schirn Kunsthalle pays tribute to the fleshy works of Saint Phalle.


Rosalyn D'Mello


The works establish the avant garde nature of Saint Phalle's artistic imagination and her radicality as a woman inhabiting a male-dominated art world.

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