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MONO.KULTUR #46: FRANCIS KÉRÉ / EXCERPT 02

As we slowly stir to life, let’s start 2019 with a few uplifting words from our current issue mono.kultur #46: architect Francis Kéré on his legendary and infectious sense of optimism.
And yet, it feels like there is so little time in the face of global crises like climate change or migration, both of which affect [...]

MONO.KULTUR #46: FRANCIS KÉRÉ / EXCERPT 01

Francis Kéré on his first project – building a schook for his hometown in Burkina Faso – excerpted from our new issue mono.kultur #46.
The Gando School in your hometown is the project that brought you initial acclaim and attention worldwide. This was your student project that you began working on before you graduated. Was that [...]

MONO.KULTUR #46: FRANCIS KÉRÉ

Dear Friends,
in our most colourful issue yet, we step into the life and work of architect Francis Kéré, known in equal measure for his lighthearted and innovative architecture, his remarkable background, and his infectious sense of optimism.
And his path is an extraordinary one: beginning in Gando, a small village in Burkina Faso, and moving all [...]

MONO.KULTUR #46 / SOUNDBITE 03

With mono.kultur #46, we turn to a singular career in architecture. Finally out next week.

WHAT’S AT HAND

Working with what is at hand: for our new issue mono.kultur #46, we selected various papers from ‘dead stock’ at our printers, essentially recycling leftovers from other commissions.

MONO.KULTUR #46 / SOUNDBITE 02

Today is a good day: today is the day our new issue mono.kultur #46 is going to print.

MONO.KULTUR #46 / SOUNDBITE 01

In the making indeed: mono.kultur #46.

MONO.KULTUR #45: RICHARD PRICE / EXCERPT 03

Richard Price on Harlem, the setting for his next novel, and gentrification – excerpted from our new issue mono.kultur #45.
What’s your view on Harlem during the past ten years you have been living here? As with the Lower East Side, you are writing about Harlem at a time when it is undergoing a rapid transformation.
One [...]

MONO.KULTUR #45: RICHARD PRICE / EXCERPT 02

Richard Price on his work for Hollywood – excerpted from our new issue mono.kultur #45.
The Breaks was your last novel before you withdrew from books for some time.
That, for me, was the most egregious. If I squint, I can see what I did well, but what I did poorly is as big as an elephant. [...]