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Issue 78

We ask the question, is Postmodernism making a comeback? Plus we discuss the lessons we learnt from doing the Hackney Half Marathon and spread the love about The Makers website.

The Revival of Post-Modernist Architecture

On everyone’s lips at the moment is the notion of Postmodern Architecture – But what is it, how did it start and why is it making a comeback?

Earlier this May it was announced that 17 Postmodernist buildings in England will be permitted preservation. This poses the question – How old do buildings need to be to be considered part of the Postmodernist Movement? The British appear to be under the impression that 30 years is old enough and the youngest of the buildings granted preservation permission was built in 1991.

Adam Nathaniel Furman, Designer and Founder of the Post Modern Society proclaims: ‘A generation is emerging that is hungry for a theoretically rich, culturally embedded architecture that engages the past, the future, and the weighty abundance and horror of the present in all its glorious vulganty.’

Postmodernism seems to be a marmite point that splits the opinions of society; but has this artists movement come full circle, or has it always been present and helped shape today’s design and architecture?

Lessons from the Hackney Half Marathon

Five female members of the LN team, including myself, decided (for some absurd reason) to take part in the Hackney Half Marathon that took place on Sunday 20th May. It was quite an experience to say the least, full of sweat, pain and burnt noses. Read more to find out what we found out!

  1. At the end of May, no matter what the weather on the morning of the race, ALWAYS wear sun cream. A few of us have learnt the hard way, and the result? Pink shoulders, peeling noses and extremely unattractive burn lines.
  2. If you are part of a team, either travel there together, or arrange a sensible meeting place. If you don’t do this, you will be lost amongst a sea of runners and their families and get extreme FOMO when you see the photo of the rest of your team without you on Instagram that afternoon.
  3. Arrive earlier than you think you should the morning of the race because you will get stuck in a queue for 40 minutes beforehand.
  4. If you want a massage afterwards, continue to run a little further because you will need to race to get to the tent first if you aren’t prepared to queue for a few hours.

Apart from that, enjoy it! I urge you to sign up for it next year if you haven’t already because the atmosphere is infectious and the food stands afterwards are mouth-wateringly delicious!

The Makers Shoreditch Story

If you like to be kept in the loop about the latest topical conversations and the hot new foodie openings around town, you know that coming here is always a failsafe to find out the scoop. However, if you just want to delve deeper into the world of Shoreditch, then make sure to go and have a peak at the ‘Stories’ section on The Makers Shoreditch website…It would be unfair of us not to tell you to look there because there are a lot of recommendations, especially for art and brunch!

Furthermore, get some Shoreditch wanderlust by looking at our Instagram account as well and get inspired by the art, envious of the views, and prepare for your mouth to water with those snaps of delicious dishes and street food.


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