An excerpt from a feature for the September 2017 edition of boom saloon magazine. The great Victorian social critic William Morris feared the industrial age heralded the end of skilled workmanship. But do emerging 3D printing technologies open possibilities for a new era of craft, realised through techniques Morris could never have imagined?
As Venezuela’s economy fails, the Chavista governments have resorted to increasingly crude measures to retain power. And yet no word has featured more in the rhetoric of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution than democracy. A look at Venezuela’s efforts to realise the old socialist ideal of the commune.