Design

Community-minded, small-scale, sustainable: designing for China's 'new normal'

Raúl Ruiz, City of Pirates, 1983, film still

From Anthony Burgess being bitchy to a primer for Xenofeminism: what to read this weekend

How should designers respond to disaster?

Star Industrial Co., Ltd., Red A Plastic Crystal lamp fixture, no. 1616, designed c.1970. Courtesy: M+, Hong Kong

An interview with Aric Chen, M+ curator of architecture and design, about his plans for the collection and revisiting historical global narratives

Jacques Tati, Mon Oncle (My Uncle), 1958. Courtesy: Les Films de Mon Oncle, Paris

How technological developments are changing our relationship to control 

Architect’s rendering of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture,  Washington D.C., designed by  David Adjaye Associates

Are designers of colour finally getting the recognition they deserve?

A weekend at A House for Essex, a collaboration between Grayson Perry and Charles Holland

Cabaret Voltaire looks for investors and The Metropolitan Museum unveils its new logo: a round-up of the latest art news

Projects

The fair box office redesigned simulate a mobile phone concept store

Award-winning novelist Ali Smith responds to Sonia Delaunay's joyful and 'simultaneous' approach to life, art and design

‘An untitled drawing by George Sowden, which appeared on the cover of Modo magazine in 1977. Shortly before we met, George did a series of drawings of interiors, which I like very much. There is a lot of his spirit and personality in these rooms, a mixture of Britain and Italy. I immediately recognized him in this kitchen.’

The French artist Nathalie du Pasquier recollects the people, images and places that have shaped her career

Home (with Holly Herndon),  2014, video still. Courtesy: the designers, Holly Herndon  and RNVG, New York

Sarah Hromack unpacks the work of the Dutch design studio