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The January issue of Domus magazine is the first with guest editor Winy Maas at the helm.
At the close of the year, the 10 editions of the magazine guest edited by Maas will come together as a book of ten parts, offering a snapshot of the future of urbanism as seen in 2019.
Block by Block, a platform using the interface of the video Minecraft to simulate urbanism projects, gives end-users the chance to have a say in environments being created for their use. The revolutionary tool is included among others in a feature in Domus 1031 exploring how virtual platforms are improving cities.
Also in this issue is a critical survey of over 100 proposals for urbanism across the African continent – from middle-class housing developments to new financial cities; a review of the cavernous beach-side Dune Art Museum in Qinhuangdao; and a discussion on why the decision to move Amsterdam's contentious “I amsterdam” sign is ludicrous.
The edition also includes an interview with Milan's mayor, Giuseppe Sala, by Domus Editorial Director Walter Mariotti, and an overview of a workshop in which Maas asked Milanese schoolchildren to imagine the future of their city in Lego.