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Front 13 SCENE A fitting legacy for Neave Brown amid the Brexit blues

14 DIARY The Salone goes foodie, and Munch and Kubrick descend on London

16 CRIMES AGAINST DESIGN How a symbol of unity divided a nation

18 OPINION A call for the design sector to seize the moment and give women a real platform

On the cover Photograph by Fabrice Fouillet, from the Colosses series. Dai Kannon, Sendai, Japan

April 2019

Design 22 THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN How the 1951 exhibition fell victim to lazy history and selective memory

34 PROFILE: GRACE WALES BONNER The fashion prodigy on ritual, spirituality and her new Serpentine show

46 ICON MINDS: THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT Dale Harrow reveals how the RCA is plotting a route to the driverless city

56 PROFILE: SEBASTIAN HERKNER Maison & Objet’s Designer of the Year keeps it real

67 PHOTO STORY In search of self in hyper-urbanised China

76 ICON: THE EU FLAG Not at half-mast yet

Architecture 78 HOW WE REMEMBER Designers are bringing a new, raw emotional charge to the memorial landscape

90 THE NEW REAL Negotiating the digitalphysical landscape of extended reality

98 ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE, LONDON FCB Studios give a virtuoso performance of arrested decay

106 Q&A: LIZ DILLER The architect behind the Barbican’s new concert hall on why she likes to create her own problems

119 PHOTO STORY Truth, lies and grey areas on an American roadtrip

128 ICON: LENIN SQUARE METRO STATION, MINSK An unlikely good luck charm

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Review 130 DAVID ADJAYE: MAKING MEMORY An eloquent take on how buildings shape the past – but beware the manifesto

134 RAMS The man who invented consumer product design ruminates on consumerism

138 STORIES Tony Fretton’s hidden energy

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