Communication is a tricky thing. More than speaking the same language, having good syntax and vocabulary, and sound grammar, it’s also about tone, timing, and context. Am I saying the right thing at the right time? Is this offensive or acceptable? Is this verified? Informed?
In this issue, we explore the intricacies language and communication have taken, from the importance of one’s native tongue in an increasingly global society, to the physical manifestations of messaging.
We see this in how architect JJ Acuña translates purpose and flow into the physical space of his studio/home, as well as with rising designers Isabel Sicat and Aiala Valdovino of Toqa. Featured on the cover, the Toqa girls demonstrate the intricacies of dialogue between politics, fashion, and ideals.