• Brief encounters

    Veronica Simpson gets to see the prehistoric drawings of the Lascaux caves, thanks to the skillful and artistic collaboration between Snøhetta and Casson Mann that is Lascaux IV

  • Have Faith: Spiritual & Communal identity

    Major changes in the global faith community has brought exciting new opportunities to express spiritual and communal identity, says Veronica Simpson.

  • Brief Encounters: Amsterdam’s Print Art

    Veronica Simpson is in Amsterdam, where she examines a social revolution of a 100 years ago...that of print art.

  • Sea change: Resilient Flooding Schemes

    By 2060, over a billion people will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding. But rather than embark on huge, hard infrastructure projects to prevent the worst, it seems the world’s leading engineers and landscape architects are joining forces with other disciplines – meteorologists and IT experts – to come up with far more nuanced, pragmatic solutions

  • Fixing a hole: Fixperts profile

    Every idea has its day, and Fixperts is an idea whose momentum has truly arrived. In 2016, the open-source fixing evangelists picked up a major Blueprint award, and trialled a whole new teaching programme around making for arts-starved UK schools. With the BBC recently launching its Big Life Fix, showing design professionals as they tackle real-life problems, it appears that fixing as a universal act of ingenuity and resistance – countering the culture of empty consumerism and built-in obsolescence – is going mainstream

  • Brief Encounters: Public Art in Oslo

    Veronica Simpson has been to Oslo, where she witnessed a different kind of public art.

  • Brief Encounters: Veronica Simpson

    Veronica Simpson is in a field in Derbyshire to see the progress of a scheme for a furniture business that is literally growing up.

  • Marsh Hill by Mole Architects

    This Suffolk house by Mole Architects achieves a fine balance of simplicity and complexity through careful detailing, craftsmanship and sensitivity to scale and the lived experience

  • On the drawing board: Panorama by Marc Mimram

    French architect and engineer Marc Mimram is realising his first inhabitable bridge, spanning the railway lines near Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris

  • Review: Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern

    The work of Robert Rauschenberg, on show at Tate Modern, seems to have predicted almost every contemporary art movement that followed, finds Veronica Simpson.