Trance is a State of Mind: The Ghetto Biennial’s Museum of Trance

As part of this year’s Ghetto Biennial in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, German artist duo HENRIKE NAUMANN and BASTIAN HAGEDORN will create The Museum of Trance, a semi-ethnographical collection of almost-historical objects which tell the story of the early days of German trance music. Working on joint projects since 2011, Naumann and Hagedorn’s work often plays…
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ACRONYM’s Functional Intervention on the NIKE Air Force One

Take an Air Force One. Slice it in half. Bolt on a Zipper. Scribble on it with red marker. Put a foot in it. Repeat. Since its inaugural line in 2002, Berlin-based ACRONYM has re-programmed menswear with a laser-focus on functionality. After collaborating in an urban stealth-ops re-launch of Nike’s ACG label, Acronym’s Errolson Hugh…
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Lust & Sound: Man About Town MARK REEDER’s Forgotten 80s Berlin

When Manchester native MARK REEDER arrived in West Berlin in 1978, his first order of business was to make a unannounced visit to the pioneering German electronic musician Edgar Froese. Froese didn’t come to the door, but Reeder nevertheless managed to embed himself in Berlin’s underground music scene over the course of the next twenty…
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Grüß Gott! Austria’s ARTHUR ARBESSER Is Leading Milan’s Young Design Renaissance

Austrian born designer ARTHUR ARBESSER is a Milan implant whose success story has become a reference point for a wave of young brands popping up in the Italian design capital. Following a seven year stint working with Armani, the Central Saint Martins graduate launched his eponymous label in 2013, quickly garnering international attention as well as a nomination…
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Dark Matter: ANDRO WEKUA

“I’m trusting you here alone,” ANDRO WEKUA’s assistant says, as she leaves me in the studio to go get coffee. Wekua, she tells me, is running late. I begin to wonder what type of trouble I could get into on my own in this space. The sky outside is grey and it bathes the room…
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Warm Leatherette: DSTM’s Twisted Up SS16 Look Book Images

Berlin-based label DSTM‘s lookbooks are a perennial favorite in Berlin. Since the brand’s inception, designer JEN GILPIN has worked in tandem with photographer and 032c collaborator MAXIME BALLESTEROS, who is also her husband. Together, the pair create photographs imbued with a dark femininity. Black leather and silk dominate the looks, and Ballesteros has his models…
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A Cow Called Exctasy: JAMES GILES and AKEEM SMITH Go Bovine

Marked by its hyper-sculpted physique, the Belgian Blue is a cow amongst calves. Its genetic proclivity for muscle growth—described in cattle terminology as “double-muscling”—has endowed the breed with an uncanny, Schwarzenegger-esque beach bod. The fashion story by photographer JAMES GILES and stylist AKEEM SMITH places this unlikely summer goddess in a deranged context, chronicling an…
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Paranoid, and Cousins: CHRIS DERCON in Conversation with BROOMBERG & CHANARIN

Artist duo ADAM BROOMBERG and OLIVER CHANARIN are propelled by a suspicion of images. Stemming from an editorial post at Colors magazine, their partnership as photographers has gradually morphed into a form of rhizomatic anti-journalism. They are hackers who operate in live terrain – embedding themselves as conflict reporters in Afghanistan, or masquerading as anthropologists…
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AUFMISCH: Dimitri Arvanitis’ Millenium-Inspired Collection Shot By Brett Lloyd

DIMITRI ARVANITIS is a German-born designer who recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Now living in London, the designer's latest collection takes its cues from the stylistic input of early 00s – from ultra low-rise trousers to techno to Francesco Vezzoli's embroidery works. 032c has commissioned an editorial of the collection, entitled AUFMISCH, shot by BRETT …
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Kram & Weisshaar’s ROBOCHOP Brings DIY into the Digital Age

This week at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer expo, design innovators Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar unveiled their latest project, ROBOCHOP. The large scale interactive installation consists of a slicing, dicing bright orange robot which takes its orders from a custom-designed software controlled by users from around the world. By visiting the Robochop website, the user…
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London's Central Saint Martins: a thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding to the past.
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Blue Sky Agenda: Designer ANDERS HAAL in Conversation with 032c

ANDERS HAAL is a Stockholm-based designer who, after completing his studies at Beckmans College of Design, moved on to become first designer at Ann-Sofie Back Atelje. In late 2013, he left the company to start his own label, HAAL, which was quickly picked up by forward-thinking retailers such as LN-CC and Opening Ceremony. His second…
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Aries Aries Rising HOOD BY AIR

HOOD BY AIR is a phenomenon. The NYC-based label is run by Shayne Oliver, a 26-year-old designer from East New York, Brooklyn. In 2006, at 18, Oliver and friend Raul Lopez started Hood by Air as a T-shirt line that exaggerated the graphic and fit of 1990s streetwear brands like FUBU, Enyce, and Eckō. The…
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adidas Creative Director DIRK SCHÖNBERGER on The Spirit of Collaboration

The contemporary fashion market, with its gluttonous appetite for novelty, cycles through trends at vertiginous speeds. In this climate, adidas has looked towards collaboration as a way of targeting specific niches and demographics without diluting the brand’s history. DIRK SCHÖNBERGER is the creative director of the adidas Sport Style division, where he has presided over…
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JOHN WATERS Hitchhikes Across America and Witnesses Its Demented Generosity

JOHN WATERS was born in the Lutherville suburb of Baltimore in 1946 and became famous in the 1970s for flouting Hollywood’s rules and reveling in bad taste. In his 17 Oscar-­free classic cult films, Waters has exploited as much entertainment as possible from low­brow sexploitation and the provocative deviance of subcultural taboo. Today he is…
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METAHAVEN: Somewhere Near You, Soon

METAHAVEN is a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam. Run jointly by Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk, it produces graphic identities and installations alongside books, essays, lectures, and films. Metahaven’s visual research explores networks, geopolitics, and transparency. Commenting on its work in a post-Snowden era, and in anticipation of their forthcoming book, Metahaven…
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Every End is a Beginning: Architect ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS Speaks to 032c

An architect who doesn't build, ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS straddles the line between art and architecture. In place of brick and mortar constructions are instead installation and exhibition pieces for the post-digital age, often curated and designed by Angelidakis himself. 032c posed a few questions to the Greek architect on the occasion of his brillian retrospective solo show at the National …
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As Rich As It’s Void: The Museum of Post Digital Cultures

The Museum of Post Digital Cultures is a collaborative online platform that invites curators, artists, and writers to present a range of projects and ideas surrounding the social and political consequence of the Internet. Founded in continuation of the 2013 symposium “Post Digital Culture” in Lausanne, the museum eschews the conventional archive—dead cemeteries of PDFs and sound…
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WATER PEOPLE: An Interview with New York Urban Surf Magazine WAX

WAX is a bi-annual print publication investigating the intersection of art, culture and surfing in and around New York City. Founded in 2012 by graphic designers David Yun and Zak Klauck, alongside writer Aeriel Brown, the magazine pushes past the topical to go deeper into the lives of the urban surf community. The three are soon…
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Corporate Personality: Brian Boylan @ Wolff Olins

BRIAN BOYLAN is the chairman of the legendary branding firm WOLFF OLINS. Founded in London in 1965 by Michael Wolff and Wally Olins, their first job was to create the identity for Apple Records with The Beatles. One of the entities crucially responsible for articulating branding as a discipline in its own right, Wolff Olins has created a century’s worth of influential brands: Orange, the …
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