Reports from the ‘Ground Zero’ of the North and the missing Las Vegas – the editors of Form keep on raising the standards in this new issue of Form. Contributors include two of Sweden’s foremost photographers, Lars Tunbjörk and Mikael Olsson.
It has been two years since the terror attacks in Norway. Now, the task of building the Utøya of the future begins. Photographer Lars Tunbjörk and our own Salka Hallström Bornold travelled to the Ground Zero of the North and met with Fantastic Norway, the architect duo that has been given the unique mission of giving life back to the island of death. Tunbjörk’s participation is part of the magazine’s strategy for including contemporary photography.
In the same issue photographer Mikael Olsson contributes with a body of work from Las Vegas, taken over ten years ago. The photos tell a story of a past now. Las Vegas is a city of unsentimental pragmatism where the architecture is constantly changing, unrestrained by building laws or nostalgia. In an essay, Bo Madestrand writes about the city’s seductive and equally deceptive surface.
This new issue (3/2013) also contains an in-depth interview with Bjarke Ingels, the poster child of Nordic architecture. At the BIG office in its hometown of Copenhagen, Ingels is working on the plans for the venerable culture centre Smithsonian in Washington DC.
Additionally: Graphic design in the age of Spotify, the magic design duo Very Very Gold, the story behind Sweden’s first post modern ad-campaign and an essay on Jean Paul Gaultier’s peacock-looking ideal man.
WRITERS Zandra Ahl, Julie Cirelli, Nils Forsberg, Rasmus
Graakjaer, Leo Gullbring, Helena Mattson, Antti Nousjoki, Jenni Reuter,
Göran Sundberg, Kerstin Wickman
PHOTOGRAPHERS Alisa Connan, Patrik Engström, Nielsen Omvik, Mikael Olsson, Lars Tunbjörk
ILLUSTRATION Linn Olofsdotter