Today it was announced that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2019. Norwegian Snøhetta has created an art piece named The Best Weapon with Nelson Mandela’s famous quote “The best weapon is to sit down and talk” engraved on its surface. It was designed by Snøhetta and created in partnership with collaborators Hydro and Vestre. It was unveiled at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City the 18th of July, the Nelson Mandela Day, and will be moved to The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Read more
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Thirty years after the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein presents "After the Wall: Design since 1989" at the Vitra Schaudepot. Organized on the occasion of the museum’s own 30th anniversary, the exhibition charts design from the past three decades, examining how it has been shaped by broad technological, cultural, and socio-political shifts. Read more
Form magazine's architecture issue is out now: "The Stockholm syndrome" - a report on the intensive housing construction in Stockholm, the photo report "All along the water tower" about Swedish water towers and a closer look at "terror architecture", architecture that aims to prevent terror in the cities. How can architects and designers be of help in the fight against terrorism? Read more