The Spring/Summer issue of Port – featuring actors Orlando Bloom, Toheeb Jimoh and Anson Boon, writers George the Poet and Preti Taneja, architect Eyal Weizman, artists Hew Locke and Lexie Smith, photographers Mark Ruwedel and Kalpesh Lathigra, chef Nuno Mendes, woodworker Sophie Sellu, alongside writing from Seán Hewitt, Douglas Kennedy, Irene Solà, Brian Patrick Eha and Refaat Alareer.
Four immense talents grace the cover of issue 30. Orlando Bloom reflects on remaining grounded after being in some of the biggest film franchises of the 21st century, while spoken word performer George the Poet shares a specially commissioned piece for our Commentary, giving ten compelling reasons why everyone should write. Two rising stars in the world of film and television also feature; Anson Boon discusses his transformation into Johnny Rotten for Danny Boyle’s upcoming Sex Pistols’ mini-series, and Toheeb Jimoh, fresh from winning hearts and an ensemble SAG Award for his role in Ted Lasso, talks about navigating disparate worlds.
Elsewhere, the founder of acclaimed research agency Forensic Architecture, Eyal Weizman, has an in-depth conversation with Deyan Sudjic about the traces left by trauma, and Guggenheim Fellow Mark Ruwedel shares a selection of photographs from his four-part in-progress epic Los Angeles: Landscapes of Four Ecologies.
Alongside a 1010 special white paper report on innovation at the hands of Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, and many more, we have also captured the finest Spring/Summer collections in everywhere from Marseille to Fuerteventura.
For Commentary – in addition to George the Poet – Brian Patrick Eha descends into the feverish world of NFTs, Irene Solà shares the opening chapter of her fiercely imaginative new book When I Sing, Mountains Dance, bestselling author Douglas Kennedy explores the myths, art and graft of writing, and Palestinian lecturer Refaat Alareer considers what it means to speak of a “realistic” outcome in the Israel-Palestine crisis.
In Portfolio (formerly Porter), artist Hew Locke discusses his grand commission for Tate Britain, Preti Taneja ruminates on her astounding new book Aftermath, chef Nuno Mendes pens a love letter to Lisbon, baker and artist Lexie Smith explores bread’s potential as a socio-political barometer, Matthew Turner investigates Florence’s Church of the Autostrada, and woodworker Sophie Sellu (of Grain and Knot) carves a second life out of sustainably sourced timber.
Finally, award-winning poet Seán Hewitt closes the issue with a lyrical list of Likes and Dislikes, after Susan Sontag.