Latest stories for Dezeen – Chairs for women to spread their legs and a proposal to modernise traditional Chinese medicine

Anna’s latest work for Dezeen includes article on The Tiger Penis Project by Kuang-Yi Ku, Anna Aargard Jensen’s A Basic Instinct chairs designed to encourage women to take up more space, Antwerp’s smallest hotel by DMVA and a roundup of some of the most promising young Belgian designers at this year’s Interieur Biennale.

Read all of Anna’s work for Dezeen at

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True grit: Cadix docklands regeneration in Antwerp for The Architectural Review

Taking a look at the future of one of Europe’s most intriguing examples of slow urbanism, Anna visited the Cadix regeneration area in the north of Antwerp, a new chunk of city being created in the once insalubrious former docks.

Read the full article in The Architectural Review’s Belgian issue, September 2018, or online at

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Erez Nevi Pana: Vegan design from the Dead Sea

Anna interviewed the pioneering Vegan designer Erez Nevi Pana for ICON Magazine: “I started to see some designers rewriting their works because they see the topic of vegan design as a cool one, but it needs to be an honest change, a genuine one that comes from within, not some trendy topic. It’s about real principles.”

Read the full article in ICON 183 or on

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Anna created the concept and content for a collaboration between Danish furniture brand Carl Hansen and Oak The Nordic Journal Volume 9.

Oak The Nordic Journal Volume 9 is available to buy in independent book and magazine stores and online.  

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The first issue of EST Journal for Established & Sons under Anna's editorial direction was published for Milan Design Week 2018. It includes interviews with designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroulllec, Konstantin Grcic, Mauro Pasquinelli and Dimitri Bahler and Sebastian Wrong, alongside original fiction by Will Wiles, illustrations by Albert Tercero and photography by Peer Lindgren and was designed by Manoeuvre. 

EST Journal is a print-only publication, but extracts will be available via the Established & Sons website and newsletter in the coming months. 


For Oak The Nordic Journal's innovators issue, Anna profiled her friend and one of Denmark's most important young fashion designers Cecilie Bahnsen

 “I’ve always liked to dress up and put things together in odd ways,” she remembers. “We had this weird bag of vintage clothes at home that we would dress up in as kids, and in university I loved making dresses for my friends and for myself.

Read the full interview in Oak The Nordic Journal Volume 8, available to buy online now.

#DesignMatters with Decorum

Anna has teamed up with design communications agency Decorum for their campaign #DesignMatters, which aims to highlight the importance of design. In her first video for the campaign, Anna discusses the role of design on keeping us grounded in an increasingly virtual world, and how it can be used to tackle problems that affect us all, like the efficiency of public transport and service like the NHS. 

Other supporters of the campaign include Wallpaper* editor-at-large Henrietta Thompson, Rue Kothari, director of Downtown Design Dubai, Tim Murray, director of Interior Design at LINLEY and Tarik Zaharna, founder of T.Zed Architects. You can watch all the videos on Decorum's Vimeo channel

New Architecture Writers, supporting emerging voices in architectural writing

Finding and supporting diverse new voices in architectural criticism is key to the future health of architecture as an art, a science and a profession. Anna is among the growing list of contributors to the New Architecture Writers (NAW) program, a free course for black and minority ethnic emerging writers in the UK, who are under-represented across design journalism and curation. The course is led by founders founded by Phineas Harper and Tom Wilkinson, and supported by the Architecture Foundation, Architectural Review, RIBA Journal, and the Royal College of Art. For more information visit the New Architecture Writers site, and read fellow NAW contributor and RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman's article on positive discrimination as a form of activism

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the potential of bamboo construction in architecture for Modus Magazine

As part of a special feature on alternative building materials, Anna investigated the potential of bamboo as a sustainable construction material, uncovering a recent project to create a bamboo composite that might one day replace steel reinforcements in concrete construction. 

"The question of resources is, next to the question of energy, the most important one of our time. We need to shift from a mining ideology to a kind of cultivating ideology – cultivating in the sense that we are moving towards the idea of growing our own construction materials.”

Read the full article online for free in the Modus global edition Dec/Jan 2017/18 – The Elements Issue

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Interview with Rolf and Mette Hay in Oak The Nordic Journal, Volume 8

For Oak The Nordic Journal's innovators issue, Anna profiled Rolf and Mette Hay, the Danish design power couple behind international furniture and homewares brand Hay: “We could see that many of the Italian brands had this kind of aesthetic and power, but the people who were our generation who understood this type of design, they could not afford to buy it. So we thought there was a gap in the market." 

Included in the article are observations on the Hay brand and the couple from designers and artists including Nathalie du Pasquier, Andreas Engesvik and Richard Woods. 

Read the full interview in Oak The Nordic Journal Volume 8, available to buy online now.

Work in progress: Ordinary Uncanny – a toolkit for talking about smart cities

Debuted as part of the Embassy of Data during Dutch Design Week and created in collaboration with Lara Chapman, Ordinary Uncanny is a simple card game that encourages users to talk about how various expressions of smart city technology make them feel and why. This project is still under development. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch

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