Architectural Review – May 2020
As the climate crisis has progressively deepened, the question has been raised of what it would possibly take to place brakes on the colossal, surging machine of global travel. With a seemingly unstoppable industry now at its knees, we are left to examine how much was ever really needed, and consider the different worlds we could build when we are able to return.
While this issue was originally planned to coincide with the opening of the Venice Biennale, it was instead put to press from home. We consider travel from a sudden distance, both as deeply personal, as a means of escape, and in its role as a footing in local economies worldwide. Architecture retains a focal position, as both new developments and curated experiences vie with historical sites to draw the attention of the travelling crowd.