Philip-Lorca diCorcia is showing his series Heads, which has been exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery on London’s Heddon Street. It consists of a kind of surveillance project, in which the photographer concealed flashguns in scaffolding in New York’s Times Square, from where images were taken of passers-by with one person under the spotlight, elevating them to a strange kind of anonymous stardom. These are the ‘heads’ of which the title speaks: ordinary people, blown up to extraordinary proportions and raising moral questions of their own – should he have alerted the subjects to his intentions? It would be difficult to see what objections these unwitting subjects could raise, but it is certainly odd to see them thus elevated, monumental yet unknown.
We speak with Christina Koehn about how a team of 2000 designers works effectively and the challenges of designing ubiquitous, mass market products for a wide range of users.
The VMLY&R design team talks us through the tournament identity and its “typeface without borders”, which was crafted with inclusivity in mind.
We take a tour with Ralph Applebaum Associates, which designed the Second World War Gallery and Casson Mann which has designed the Holocaust Gallery.
The solar-powered pods can travel by raised or on-road tracks, carry 16 passengers at once and can be booked via an Uber-style app.