What decides whose legacies get memorialized? Mostly richness and whiteness.
Western architecture is paralyzed by a fear of color, argues David Batchelor in this extract from his classic polemic, Chromophobia. Paralyzed — and fascinated.
How do you define a place? An excerpt from Teju Cole’s new book, Known and Strange Things: on Switzerland, photography, and telling the story of a place in pictures.
As the road and rail networks on the island of Oahu expand, so a ferocious tug of war is intensifying over its untouched wilderness. Breena Kerr takes to the wheel along the most beautiful highway in America and explores whether it’s better to keep the country country.
From the ruin porn of Detroit to China’s ghost towns, images of failed growth haunt our imaginations. Darran Anderson argues that humanity is robust enough to survive its own poor planning.