Dezeen Wire: in his latest article in The Guardian, design critic Justin McGuirk explains how the Finnish government's use of design thinking offers an exemplar for other states and big businesses who need to generate creative solutions to large social problems.
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Dezeen Wire: Justin McGuirk of The Guardian is the latest critic to write about the kitsch revival of postmodernism, which he says remains popular with consumers - The Guardian
A retrospective about the postmodern movement opens at the Victoria & Albert museum on 24 September. See recent articles on postmodernism by Alice Rawsthorn for The New York Times and Rowan Moore in The Observer.
Curated by Ai Weiwei and Seung H-Sang, the biennale runs until 23 October. Exhibits include designs for bombs, plastic surgery for fighters and blueprints for public executions, plus a series of temporary follies built around the city by renowned architects including Atelier Bow-Wow, Peter Eisenman and Dominique Perrault.
Dezeen Wire: Justin McGuirk analyses the motives of designers who "make stuff themselves" and consumers' nostalgia for craftsmanship - The Guardian
Dezeenwire: design critic Justin McGuirk lifts the lid on the furniture industry's royalty system and asks "are designers being exploited by having to make work for free?" in his article for The Guardian, describing #milanuncut as the big story of Milan 2011. Read the full article »
Dezeenwire: Justin McGuirk attacks "success culture" and applauds grassroots design in his review of the London Design Festival - Guardian
Dezeenwire: Justin McGuirk on London's new Barclays Cycle Superhighways - Guardian
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