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For Island at the British Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, an accompanying publication brings together a collection of works that have informed the project. Published by The Store X The Spaces, the book features contributions from Kate Tempest and artist John Akomfrah, a reprint of Shakespeare’s Tempest and three short stories by Trinidad-born writer Sam Sevlon. The publication also features installation photographs by architectural photographer Hélène Binet and an introductory essay by Penelope Curtis, director of Lisbon’s Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

John Morgan studio has created a graphic identity for the project that takes its cue from the first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the cover of which, with the title set in white on a blue background, was said to resemble a chain of white islands in a blue sea.

The accompanying book for Island can be bought at La Biennale shop in Venice and online at The Spaces: www.thespaces.com/books

A 19th-century edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest floats over a Windrush Immigration Photograph by Howard Grey ©

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Marcus Taylor imagines the British Pavilion submerged by rising flood water.  ©

Marcus Taylor

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