In the spirit of new beginnings, this issue is dedicated to the Next Generation, the bright minds and budding talents that have captivated and inspired us.

Among them is artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, who represented her native Zimbabwe at the Venice Biennale in 2019, at the age of 26. Her colourful portraits, often in collage formats that recall childhood cartoons and time spent on Tumblr, offer a vivid commentary on gender, sexuality and identity.

Closer to home, we also shine the spotlight on ten young architectural practices in London. Slightly more established than our 21 rising stars, having had a few years to develop their ideas and prove their calibre, these founders are the new faces of a changing industry. 

Our contributor line-up for this issue also reflects the Next Generation theme. In a full-circle moment, our newsstand cover story, about a Montreal-based collective redefining Canadian design, was shot by Justin Carter, who featured in our Graduate Directory last year (W*250).

Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief

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