Real Review, 6
The challenges to our species have never been more obvious, yet the required actions have never seemed more impossible. Will we be able to redress social inequality, dampen the effects of global warming and reinvent democracy just in time?
After several decades, Just-in-Time production (only making what you need, only when you need it) has become a generalised model. We now expect everything on demand, from clothing to houses, and food to friends. The unreal magic by which objects come into being has also changed our relationship with the process of making. Increasingly, we are more interested in the how than the what. The experiential, artisanal and bespoke command a significant premium over the standardised and optimised.
Real Review 6 features reviews by Mariana Mazzucato, Toyo Ito, Tauba Auerbach, Éliane Radigue, Armature