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60 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
16. The 2021 Review
As 2021 draws to a close, The Crit invites you to settle down, relax and plug in to our design review of the past year. Join the team as they run through the architecture and design projects, trends, and heroes and villains who made 2021 what it was. Happy holiday listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
15. Garden Via Algorithm
November brings a bumper edition of architectural scandals to The Crit, courtesy of the final instalment of The Tulip saga, and the reviled Munger dormitory. It also sees our hosts discuss Apple's new self-repair scheme; a sneak peek of Disegno #31 through the lens of bacteria-related plastics and the opening of Hong Kong's long-awaited M+ museum; plus products and projects from Daisy Ginsberg, Laufen, Map Project Office, Bene, and Federica. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
61 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
14. Suitably Woolly
It’s October and the editorial team behind Disegno pick apart this month’s stories including Dubai’s delayed Expo 2020; an unusual Balenciaga fashion show with cartoon guests; an Eames cameo in the guise of the Club C Reebok shoe; Stefan Diez’s AYNO collection for Midgard; a visit to Somerset’s East Quay arts centre; and a very pleasant architectural video game. This episode also includes an extended interview with Kaat Debo, director of the Antwerp Fashion Museum MoMu. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
13. Mound Economics
This month on the Crit, Disegno's deputy editor India Block and editor-in-chief Oli Stratford discuss David Adjaye's hospitals for Ghana; OnlyFans’s banking woes; Sou Fujimoto’s pollution-funnelling Thousand Trees project; the uncertain future facing California’s gig economy workers as Proposition 22 is struck down; and a whole host of recent product and project releases, not least Yuri Suzuki’s Sonic Bloom installation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
60 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
12. Kitsch flame
Join show hosts Oli Stratford and Johanna Agerman Ross as they explore the design elements behind the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; Phyllida Barlow’s new sculpture for Highgate Cemetery; Samuel Ross’s 2021 Black British and POC artist grants; the second edition of the Where Are the Black Designers? annual conference; Virgil Abloh’s promotion at LVMH; and the return of Phoebe Philo.The month the show also features a long-form interview with David Rockwell, founder of the new York-based architecture practice Rockwell Group, speaking about his new book Drama and why architecture has much to learn from the impermanence of set design. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
In June’s episode of The Crit we are joined by Johanna Agerman Ross to discuss this month’s museum openings; the commercialisation of space flight; the new Serpentine Pavilion; the risk to Liverpool’s UNESCO world heritage status; and some nefarious app design. The episode also features an extended interview with architect Alan Maskin of Olson Kundig, speaking about his recent work on ANOHA – The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
6 minutes | May 20, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Crut
Some updates from the team behind The Crit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | May 4, 2021
10. Fash or tat
The 10th episode of The Crit heralds reflections on David Rockwell's Oscars set; Herman Miller's merger with Knoll; fond memories of Alber Elbaz; two Brit awards from Yinka Ilori and Es Devlin; as well as projects and products from the Design Museum, Moooi, Pearson Llyod and Svenskt Tenn. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
09. A rousing tune
This week our hosts dive into the problems of mourning in greyscale; Aric Chen's new appointment; the winners of this year's Antepavillion competition in Hoxton; an update on the V&A; a "Nuanced" acquisition to the Microsoft empire and some architecturally inspired book covers by Michele De Lucchi. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
08. Robots for public delight
Our hosts discuss the 2021 edition of the Salone del Mobile; a name change at the Serpentine Galleries; Alan Turing on the UK's £50 polymer banknote; the design legacy of Zeev Aram; MSCHF's satanic Nikes with Lil Nas X; and a host of new products from Normann Copenhagen, Moooi, Tala, Tarkett, and Boston Dynamics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
07. Already spectacled
Our seventh episode discusses the winners of this year’s Pritzker Prize; internet inequality; a pavilion proposal for opera revellers; the legislation of dark patterns; a spat about forests; new eco-leathers from Hermès and Allbirds; Neri and Hu’s Petit dining chair; and a look to upcoming exhibitions at the Vitra Design Museum, Maxxi, and the Design Museum, London. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
06. Digital tumescent
This week our hosts discuss major institutional restructuring at the V&A; the life and times of atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen; the Amazon app logo snafu; Andrés Reisinger’s digital furniture at auction; and the rise of #Multiform. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
05. Remembering birthdays
The Crit team discuss gaming furniture from IKEA; a much-maligned job advert; new plans for the National Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing; and Fenty’s discontinuation of its ready-to-wear line. We also explore some of our favourite stories from the latest issue of Disegno – out now! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
04. Rot fingers
This week our hosts discuss the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year; the changing future of Amazon; protest tunnels; USM’s planters; Nike’s hands-free shoes; and a new exhibition by Marcin Rusak. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
03. Bad Corp.
In our first episode of 2021, the team look at big tech's response to the Capitol insurrection; a raft of new logos; the retirement of Adobe Flash Player; Pantone's colours of 2021; and a new toilet from Laufen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Bonus Episode: The feature creep
In this shorter bonus episode our hosts are joined by Disegno's founder Johanna Agerman Ross. The trio reflects on 2020, and some of the design stories that have shaped it. This episode was edited by Kristina Rapacki and produced by Evi Hall. Our theme music is composed by Yuri Suzuki, with Team Suzuki at Pentagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
02. A singular tumult
In episode two, we chat about B&B Italia’s new artistic leadership; the world’s first approved lab-grown meat; the departures of ZHA and Foster + Partners from climate alliance Architects Declare; the logistics of vaccination; a videogame from Balenciaga; as well as products and projects from Ensemble, Systems Studio, and Nerdabe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
60 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
01. You need to explain what’s happening
Episode one includes discussions of alt-right architecture; the future of the Salone del Mobile; the design story behind the fate of Denmark's mink; as well as a host of new product launches from the likes of Vitra, Flos, Muuto and Established&Sons. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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