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Highlights from this week in London. Read about everything from architecture to food and delve a little deeper into London's culture.

Issue 38

We are kicking off London Food Month with an insightful look at food photography and seeing what life is really like living on a canal boat in Hackney.

'I am not a Female Architect, I am an Architect.'

In merriment of International Women’s Day earlier this year, many inspiring women from all different fields were celebrated for a number of different things. Being honoured in such a way was a real privilege in the eyes of many women, except one.

Dorte Mandrup, Danish architect extraordinaire, stood up for her beliefs after being included in Dezeen’s list of top 50 inspirational female architects. Even though Mandrup was flattered by the gesture, she believes that promotion of women in this way should come to an end. ‘Allow me to explain.’ Mandrup declares, ‘I am not a female architect, I am an architect.’ The Danish architect wants to bring to our attention that when the topic of gender crops up it is only women which are discussed, not men. Men are never considered as ‘male architects’ they are simply ‘architects’, so why should it not be the same for women?

Don’t you agree with Dorte Mandrup and feel as though it is about time that men and woman deserve to be regarded within the same boundaries?

A Day in the Life on a Canal Boat in Hackney

Ever feel like you are in a rut and need to shake things up a bit? Perhaps get that new haircut you’ve been thinking about for a while or try a new recipe instead of having the same meals week in, week out. Why not go really wild and move out of your home into a canal boat in Hackney? Well, that’s exactly what Sirena Bergman did and she learnt a few lessons along the way.

Even though a typical day consisted of leaky windows, frozen pipes and wrestling to get jumpers out of vacuum-packed wrapping, Sirena discovered that the experience taught her more lessons and skills than she could have ever imagined and that living in a small space with the bare basics is sometimes all you need.

Moving into a boat in Hackney may not be something that you have ever considered, but living the simple life on the water in this peaceful pocket of London could be the adventure that you have always been waiting for.

Read more about Sirena Bergman’s life on a canal boat here http://bit.ly/2qTAUFi

The Complexity of Food Photography

It’s not a secret that most of our Instagram feeds are flooded with images of delicious looking food. I’m sure some of us are even guilty of climbing on restaurant tables to get that perfect shot of our weekend poached eggs with avocado mash. Do you ever wonder where our fixation with food photography all began? This topic is exactly what inspired author, Susan Bright, to create Feast for the Eyes, a book which aims to provoke food for thought about the relationship between what we eat and photography.

Over the past few hundred years, the evolution of food photography has been outstanding. In fact, these days we are taking snaps of our food more than ever before. It is quite amazing to think that 1827 marks the year when the first ever food photograph was taken by Nicéphore Niépce, a budding photographer of that time. Bright is enthusiastic that her book will stimulate our senses, but also give us the bigger picture about what the images represents; ‘In this book I really wanted to convey that pictures of food are rarely just about food – food is becoming increasingly political and our ideas of what is healthy is becoming ever more complex.’

Feast for the Eyes features work by many esteemed photographers including Martin Parr and Laura Letinsky.
If you want to get your hands on a copy, visit http://amzn.to/2syWArG

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Issue 46
Grilling, Facebook and Doodles
Issue 45
Watercolours and Gucci Décor
Issue 44
All About the Rosé
Issue 43
Jousting and Baking Mad
Issue 42
Eating Insects and Tech Talk
Issue 41
Gardening and Picnics
Issue 40
Food Chat and Fashion
Issue 39
We're California Dreaming
Issue 37
RIP Sir Roger Moore
Issue 36
Arts Fringe and Roger Mayne
Issue 35
David Adjaye and No More TV
Issue 34
Coffee and Fake News
Issue 33
Day of the Dead
Issue 32
Gallery 46 and Roundhouse
Issue 31
Heavy Thinking and Grumpy Goat
Issue 30
Our Death Row Meal
Issue 29
LN Newspaper is Now Available
Issue 28
Brexit is Upon Us
Issue 27
The Festival Season Begins!
Issue 26
Spoiled for Choice with Art!
Issue 25
Our Outlook on Beards and Punk
Issue 24
More Football and Scepta-cism
Issue 23
Catlin Art Prize and Beigels
Issue 22
Population Boom and Jazz Hands
Issue 21
LN's in a Football Frenzy
Issue 20
Food for Thought and Arty Fun
Issue 19
Spring and the London Divide
Issue 18
A Whole Lotta Flavour and Art
Issue 17
US Faves and Nomadic Gardens
Issue 16
Monkey Business and Fantom
Issue 15
The Force Awakens...
Issue 14
All Things Christmas!
Issue 13
Our Top Festive Coffee Picks
Issue 12
La Marseillaise and Otto Dog
Issue 11
Global Values and Dishoom
Issue 10
Sushi and Beautiful Balfron
Issue 09
LN Throwback and Stylist Mag
Issue 08
More Graffiti and UFOs
Issue 07
Graffiti and Top Creativity
Issue 06
T Swift and a Fine Heartbeat
Issue 05
Fro Yo, Coffee Hits and Art
Issue 04
Super DJs and Gelato in Soho
Issue 03
Doughnuts and Coffee
Issue 02
Lovebox, Dirty Talk and Space!
Issue 01
Forest Live and Summer Reading