EUR 14.00 — Released 30 November 2016
This issue takes us to Khartoum, the central transit point for refugees from the whole of Africa, which Matthias Ziegler and Michael Obert visited. It allows us a sneak peek at the notes of Wolfgang Tillmans, who published very personal diary entries about the Brexit referendum while it was happening. It shows us portraits of young Scottish politicians taken by Robert Ormerod and an interview with Ben Knapp, Saffron Brand Consultants, indirectly contextualises this in terms of Nation Branding. Ryan Honeyman, San Francisco, answers our questions on the B Corp Initiative and explains the brilliant title of his book “How to Use Business as a Force for Good”. We paint a picture of the carpentry business “Stattmann Neue Moebel” and the fashion label “A Kind of Guise”, both of whom are doing things their own way despite the usual rules of their industries. A design interview with the industry designer Steffen Kehrle depicts Studio ASK, and Professor Stefan Bufler takes a fresh look at the role of communication designers in his article “All work and no play”. The renowned Professor Dr. Bernhard E. Bürdek reflects upon design theory questions in an interview. And just like Jules Verne in his novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”, we travelled to Iceland where we discovered a truly magical place – the Tungulending Guesthouse. These are all stories of our time. Although they may be completely contrasting accounts – some people put their life on the line in order to reach Europe, while others decide to engage as populists – they are still just as true. They are also proof that our ideas can shape our lives. Hopefully one day we will find the right answer.