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The Courtauldian

c/o The Students’ Union

The Courtauld Institute of Art

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Penton Rise,

London

WC1X 9EW

the.courtauldian@courtauld.ac.uk

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August 20, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Stranded in the North Atlantic and battered by harsh winds and volcanic eruptions, the bleak shores of Iceland loom large in contemporary crime fiction. Despite its diminutive population, which is...

August 18, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Matthew Plowright is Head of Communications at the Migration Museum, an organisation that explores the many ways in which the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has shaped who w...

August 18, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

The opening  statement  of the Don McCullin retrospective at Tate Britain is bold and uncompromising: photography is ‘not looking, it’s feeling’. This is how legendary British photographer McCullin...

August 17, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Illustration by Grace MacKeith

London, the city we live in, is found in perpetual movement and chaos. With sometimes too much, and never too little to do, a state of constant stress can arise. Nothi...

August 14, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Pluto's Kitchen by Işıl Eğrikavuk, Co-commissioned by Block Universe and Open Space (Image: Arron Leppard)

Huma Kabakcı is the Founding Director of Open Space, a charitable arts organisation that se...

August 13, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Islands have occupied much of my research interests since taking up Dr Emily Mann’s second-year undergraduate course: ‘Competing Ventures, Contested Visions: Constructing European Empires in the Ea...

August 12, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Mahayana Buddhism teaches of six realms of corporeal existence, all of which hold their own vices. The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, adjacent to Hell, holds those consumed by their desires. They trav...

August 11, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Following a difficult breakup and a transatlantic move to New York City, Olivia Laing finds herself in the midst of a crisis – alone in New York and experiencing poignant isolation. Her remedy? Art...

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

What better way to illuminate the theme of ‘islands’ than by re-enacting Desert Island Discs? Radio 4’s much-loved series has been entertaining the British public since 1945, and today it stands as...

August 9, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

A native-born islander’s relationship with their home can be complicated. If you happen to be an islander, chances are you had a beautiful, albeit concealed childhood, seeing that you grew up far,...

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