Costa Rica is showing the rest of the world how to work with nature for the economic and cultural good through ecologically minded tourism and architecture

As climate change wreaks havoc around the world, it may feel sometimes that we are doomed as a species. But with human ingenuity and resilience, the awareness of the dangers facing us on the part of the younger people everywhere, and with the right political decisions, there are plenty of reasons for hope.

In an apocalyptic future, the vestiges of the world as we know it today form a scrap heap of artefacts that tell a tale of a human touch no longer needed in a society driven by automation. Yet the latest show of the American artist Josh Kline is more hopeful as well as a wake-up call for us to revere the living.

Urban life is going through a radical change. We are transforming the way we live and how we work. Sustainability is becoming an occasionally tedious buzz-word of the era, but it means so much more than simply electrification and a question of CO₂ emissions. It is a call for general action that some companies take seriously – just like MINI

Meet musicians Kleerup, Mapei and Linn Koch-Emmery as you’ve never met them before, as their personalities are interpreted as newly fashioned Schweppes cocktails. The Forumist interviews them to get the whole picture.


Swedish singer Zara Larsson has become the consummate pop star, with two albums, a string of hit singles and collaborations with other headline acts. Ahead of her next album, Poster Girl, The Forumist talks to her about her love of life, her ambition and the person behind the poster image.

2020 has seen unprecedented changes to the contemporary art world. In the absence of the traditional forms of dealing and showing work at art fairs and in exhibitions, galleries have wholeheartedly adopted digital techniques to connect with their public and their collectors.

In the middle of a pandemic, the designers in The Forumist’s Talent Challenge ‘Realise’ are realising their dreams against the odds with colours, cuts, and materials that say everything about a world that will, eventually, move into the future.