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MONO.KULTUR #47: IRIS VAN HERPEN

Dear Friends,
‘Haute couture’s chief scientist’, ‘sorceress of style’, ‘avant-garde technologist’ are just some of the terms the press have used to describe the extraordinary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Having launched her eponymous label just over a decade ago, Iris van Herpen soon gained widespread attention for her futuristic, otherworldly creations. Whether developing 3D printed dresses, materials [...]

MONO.KULTUR #47 / SOUNDBITE 03

Forthcoming very soon indeed: our new issue mono.kultur #47 entering the world of high-end fashion.

MONO.KULTUR #47 / SOUNDBITE 02

At the printers: mono.kultur #47, indeed.

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

At this point, just before we go to print with our new issue, we should hold our breath for a minute and consider our loyal and long-term printers at Druckerei Bunter Hund in Berlin (‘Bunter Hund’ being a common German expression translating to ‘coloured dog’, named after their infamously greyish dog). Bunter Hund printed 41 [...]

MONO.KULTUR #47 / SOUNDBITE 01

So, ah, yes. Just in case you were wondering: mono.kultur #47 is indeed in the making.

MONO.KLUB #53: FRANCIS KÉRÉ

Dear Friends,
With his infectious sense of optimism, the architect Francis Kéré is a speaker in high demand, so we are particularly proud that he graciously accepted to join us for a talk to celebrate our current issue mono.kultur #46. In cooperation with the DAZ in Berlin Kreuzberg we are pleased to host an evening on [...]

MONO.KULTUR #46: FRANCIS KÉRÉ / EXCERPT 03

More from our current issue mono.kultur #46: architect Francis Kéré on architecture, pragmatism and aesthetics.
More than clay and bricks, it is the use of light, colour, and air that is so successful and striking in your work. You’ve spoken before about a formative experience being the time you spent in a classroom that lacked these [...]

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 [...]