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Artist Rana Begum’s Lockdown Listening/Reading List

The work of Bangladesh-born London-based visual artist Rana Begum distils spatial and visual experience into ordered form. Through her refined language of Minimalist abstraction, Begum blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture. Her recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Mumbai’s Jhaveri Contemporary and Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne. The artist shares with Something Curated, “I…

Interview: Collina Strada Designer Hillary Taymour On GucciFest & Working Towards Sustainability

Endeavouring to function as a vehicle for social change, NYC-based fashion label Collina Strada operates as a platform for numerous issues from the fight for equality to global warming, while championing and celebrating the diverse community attracted to this off-kilter brand. Through various initiatives from fundraising and selling charitable collections, to collaborating with The OR…

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Interview: Collina Strada Designer Hillary Taymour On GucciF...

Endeavouring to function as a vehicle for social change, NYC-based fashion label Collina Strada operates as a platform for numerous issues from the fight for equality to global warming, while championing and celebrating the diverse community attracted to this off-kilter brand. Through various initiatives from fundraising and selling charitable collections, to collaborating with The OR…

Interview: Congolese-Belgian Rapper & Director Baloji O...

Rapper, artist, poet and film director, Baloji was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and raised in Belgium. After starting his first rap collective, Starflam, as a teenager, in 2008, Baloji released his debut solo project, Hotel Impala, an album conceived as a reply to a letter he received from his mother after…

 

5 Designers Rethinking What Footwear Can Be

Expanding upon the definitions of what footwear can be, the below designers and artists bring together surprising materials and recognisable forms, while exploring the performative nature of dressing to reimagine and subvert the shoe. With sustainability and reuse at the core of several of their practices, familiar objects, from tennis balls and silk ties to…

Barboun Head Chef Fez Ozalgan’s Guide To A Levantine Inspired Christmas

Head Chef of Eastern Mediterranean grill restaurant Barboun in Shoreditch, Fez Ozalgan’s signature creations span diverse seafood and meat dishes cooked over open fire, bolstered by her heritage and references to the meals her grandparents prepared, alongside inventive takes on classics like dolma, stuffed vine leaves, and manti, a dumpling popular in many Turkic cuisines….

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