On Display 04
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On Display 04

Romero’s, as yet unrealised, Border City project is based on social and economic realities and has been conceived as a binational city straddling the two conflict-afflicted countries of Mexico and the USA. The first half of On Display 04 focuses on this visionary concept as well as other works by Romero. The issue also looks at other historical examples of ideal cities to provide a point of reference and insights into the border area between Mexico and the USA from a cultural studies and architecturally critical perspective.

Carla Fernández’ Vestido Cobra is a unisex dress inspired by tradition, which she places in a new social context thanks to her multidisciplinary approach to work. Her fashion designs reflect a deliberate fusion between Mexico’s cultural heritage, in techniques and style, and a sociopolitical critique of current issues such as the division of roles in society. The second half of the magazine focuses on the designer and the influence of traditional craftsmanship on contemporary design.

Autostadt [car city] becomes design city. The idea has become a reality with the Design Display exhibition, where two different exhibits are confronted for four months in a pyramid-shaped glass case and are associated with a main theme. The aim is to stimulate dialogue and to develop an expanded design concept throughout the exhibition period. The On Display magazines (German/English) are published to accompany each exhibition. Each issue highlights a pair of exhibits in more detail and provides more background information with essays and interviews.
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