The Serpentine Pavilion and the Tate Tanks
Ai Wei Wei and Herzog and Meuron’s Serpentine Pavillion was described by its curator as a ‘palimpsest of ghosts’. The structure takes the foundation of the previous 11 years buildings and circumscribes their foundations and rubble to create a structure that is both wholly original and yet also clearly derivative. It is less a structure in its own right as it is a meditation on how the past...
The rebirth of the shareholder
Shareholders. Those people. The individuals whose ownership means companies put profits before people. Some see it as an opportunity to concentrate the capital accumulated by companies in the hands of the few. Shareholding in bulk by the few is a very good way to increase gaps between those who have and those who have not- allowing them ( if all things are going well…and it can be a big...