The latest issue of The Modernist turns its eye to justice. An impassioned introduction by Craig Oldham leads us through to articles that, instead of examining the structures of modernism, align with people 'showing a sense of solidarity with its ideas and ideals'.
Articles include a look at Bristol and its links to slavery after the toppling of the Edward Colston statue, a focus on the work of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces whose mission is to end mass incarceration and structural inequity, a reflection on the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the accompanying ideas of occupation in a turbulent 1960s USA, and a closer look at the Jail Guitar Doors project, which aims to rehabilitate prisoners through music.
The Modernist is a quarterly publication about architecture and design in the 20th Century (fact). It is also a passionate, witty, academic, and thought-provoking read (another fact).
Does John Carpenter's 1980 film 'Escape From New York' predict a future that has now arrived? Roger Luckhurst thinks so.