Ark Journal - Volume VI
Copenhagen-based, Ark Journal is a biannual magazine founded by Editor-in-Chief Mette Barfod and made by an experienced team of designers, stylists, photographers and editors. The 240-page magazine is sold in 25 countries around the world.
We live in a time of immense change and hyper-sensitivity, with an acute awareness of how much everything we design, make and produce will resonate now and in the future. We have dedicated Volume VI to the bright minds and talents who have captivated and inspired us in a time of flux and we take our lead from thoughtful designers, artists, architects, and curators with strong views and priorities.
A leading voice is the designer, creative director and author Ilse Crawford, whose humanistic approach to design fosters wellbeing. Hers is a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the heart of her work. Look out for insightful reflections from Jonny Johansson, the mastermind behind Acne Studios, artist Mark Manders, Amaryllis Jacobs of gallery Maniera, architect-designer couple Malene Hvidt and Nikolaj Lorentz Mentze, and architect/essayist Justine Bell. We draw special attention to creators, and their different perspectives on craftsmanship and making. We believe that the revival of craft and the placing of a higher value on the act of making will be important in the future.