DAMNº 63 – Summer Edition | July August 2017
DAMNº 63 will spice up your holidays with a new Summer Edition! Starring: Rana Salam, Max Lamb, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, Sigve Knutson, Germans Ermi?s, Arianna Mazzeo, Phyllis Lambert, 200Grs, Encore Heureux, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Philippe Van Wolputte and many more.
Rana Salam is toying with the idea of opening a Design Clinic in Beirut because “we are design doctors”. However, before dressing up as doctors, the flamboyant Lebanese graphic designer and her team caused some controversy during the last edition of Beirut Design Week by displaying trolleys from street kids at a prestigious design exhibition.
Also featuring in DAMNº 63: “Architects make architecture; Phyllis Lambert made architects” – The Canadian Centre for Architecture, founded by Phyllis Lambert serves as an international research centre based on the fundamental premise that architecture is a public concern. Read everything about this new type of cultural institution.
And: What is the difference between ‘to appropriate’ and ‘to be appropriate’? This was the provocative question posed by urban researcher Adeola Enigbokan.
Splendid commitment: Lucy + Jorge Orta
The work of Lucy and Jorge Orta spans decades. Such is the nature of their research-based artistic practice that matters of social and environmental sustainability need constant rethinking, revising, and re-manifesting. In fact, material artefacts do not make up even half of their projects, forming only the tip of the iceberg as regards research, experimentation, workshops, community engagement, and personal narratives. With Lucy Orta’s background in fashion design and Jorge Orta’s in fine art and architecture, the pair established a studio in Paris in 1992. They now live and work between Paris and London, and in Les Moulins, where their legacy project entails establishing a collective environment for artistic research in France’s former paper-mill valley. Lucy Orta spoke to DAMN° about how the duo’s pioneering, socially engaged art remains so contemporary.