Helene Hegemann: An Innocent Mind Has No Fear

In celebration of its 30th issue, 032c and artist-director Ralf Schmerberg created a proposal for the ultimate Berlin film. The 76-page editorial An Innocent Mind Has No Fear, styled by 032c fashion editor Marc Göhring, was accompanied by a libretto authored by Helene Hegemann.
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Meet Dr. BJ FOGG: Master of Persuasive Technology

BJ Fogg is the director the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University and the teacher of many Silicon Valley stars such as Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger. Fogg designs systems that change human behavior, and though his research has stopped focussing on technology, his work has laid the groundwork for our relationship with it.
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INSIDE MIDIEVIL RAVE 2: “WE’RE NOT DOING SURGERY.”

For 032c’s Issue 31, Larissa Hofmann and 032c Fashion Editor Marc Goehring took on a journey to Brussels to create the 26-page story “MidiEvil Rave 2” with photographer Pierre Debusschere. Hofmann and Goehring, both from the South of Germany, share a true friendship in the often hurried world of fashion.
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WE SALUTE ZYGMUNT BAUMAN (1925 – 2017)

We salute the sociologist ZYGMUNT BAUMAN who passed away on January 9th, 2017 at the age of 91. His philosophies on LIQUID MODERNITY – the present state of our society and its transformation of Love, Work, Society, Politics, and Power – continue to be widely influential.
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THE SPECTRE OF MIES OVER LONDON: JACK SELF Interviews LORD PETER PALUMBO

The great modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe only ever designed one project for Britain, and yet it remains one of his least known – both because it was never built, and because for more than thirty years the drawings were kept private by the commissioning developer, Lord Peter Palumbo. Now London’s REAL foundation,…
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JOHN BERGER, The Happy Centaur: Visiting a Rural Futurist

The author and artist once brought art criticism to the masses with his television series and book Ways of Seeing. When he won the Booker Prize in 1972, he donated half of the prize money to the Black Panthers and used the rest to relocate to Quincy, a small village in the French Alps. It is the stage for The Seasons in Quincy, a film that explores his secrets through four portraits.
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A Nine-Part Study of Hip Hop’s Mixtape Cover Art

The mixtape is so much more than just an empty shell without its audible content. Created rapidly, yet in overwhelming detail, it is an often overlooked aspect of graphic design history, complete with its own masters and referential patterns. Art directors Tobias Hansson and Michael Thorsby document the largely unknown graphic designers behind a golden era of mixtape art in the early 2000s …
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STEPHEN GALLOWAY: The Magic Touch

Master ballet dancer STEPHEN GALLOWAY brought his secrets to the fashion world and invented the new profession "Creative Movement Director." 31 pages of 032c issue #28 were devoted to Galloway's brilliance and the vibrant beauty of his work as illustrated in the editorial photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and styled by 032c's fashion director Mel Ottenberg.
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Cheetah vs. Lambo: YURI ANCARANI’S Capitalist Mirage

"It has simply been genetically modified by capitalism,” Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani says of the Bedouin lifestyle captured in his art-documentary “The Challenge.” Moving through surreal zones of ultra-luxury in the Qatari desert, the film methodically follows a strange desert meet-up.
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Don’t Call It Ephemeral: GUCCI’s “Blind for Love”

This summer, the Italian designer Alessandro Michele commissioned the British photographer Nick Waplington to document the backstage bustle of Gucci’s Cruise 2017 collection presentation. Blind for Love, the book that captures all of the hidden action and, well, non-action, was just released as a limited edition of 2,000.
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Virgil Abloh Plots Chicago’s Second Bauhaus 

Virgil Abloh, the American mastermind behind the Milan-based streetwear brand Off-White, launched his first furniture line during Art Basel Miami. Remixing the legacy of the German-turned-Chicagoan Mies van der Rohe, he realized a home capsule that blurs the merits of modernist architecture with contemporary lifestyle mechanics.
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MEL’S CORNER: Seinfeld Chic

In this edition of the series, Mel discusses Seinfeld Chic, life in the wake of president-elect Donald Trump, and working with Gosha Rubchinskiy on 032c issue #31.
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The Party Was a Dream: Tom Kummer’s Fake Interviews with PAMELA ANDERSON and COURTNEY LOVE

In the mid-1990s, Los Angeles-based Swiss journalist Tom Kummer began selling exclusive interviews with American celebrities to Germany and Switzerland’s largest news outlets. The interviews, which have Mike Tyson quoting Nietzsche and Pam Anderson discussing Neuromancer, became sensations in the German-speaking world. As it turned out, Kummer never actually met his subjects, but was …
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CALABASAS

In an editorial shot by MERT & MARCUS and conceptualized by KANYE WEST, 032c travels to the Los Angeles exurb of Calabasas to bathe in the dust of the West’s under-construction home designed by Axel Vervoordt. The shoot features cameos by KIM KARDASHIAN WEST, KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN, AMINA BLUE, TRAVIS SCOTT, and others.
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032c Issue #31 “HELMUT LANG” Out Now!

From 1986 to 2005, Helmut Lang systematically deconstructed every assumption about clothing and the way it is worn and communicated. As he himself once said, “I kept all the traditions and shades that were good — and then re-thought it all.” The Austrian designer’s lists of “firsts” is so long it could double as conceptual…
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Marco Brambilla and HD Baroque

Artist MARCO BRAMBILLA is impossible to pin down. He directed a blockbuster at the age of 28 and immediately retired from Hollywood. He is a success story for the emerging practice of brand patronage. But Brambilla himself describes the process as a tightrope walk.
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Public Transportation: HOOD BY AIR in Conversation with BARNEYS NEW YORK

In the wake of Hood By Air’s sexually charged takeover of the shop windows at the Madison Avenue institution, designer SHAYNE OLIVER, Barneys creative director DENNIS FREEDMAN and BABAK RADBOY discuss transcendent repellence, dermatology, and the legacy of Helmut Lang over martini glasses filled with ceviche.
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How Architecture Invented Italo-Disco

After visiting the Parisian discotheque Le Palace in 1978, Roland Barthes wrote in Vogue Homme, “I confess I am unable to interest myself in the beauty of a place if there are no people in it (I don’t like empty museums); and conversely, in order to discover the interest of a face, of a figure,…
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