Three walls

26 minutes

Is the office cubicle actually designed to crush your soul?

Over the past several decades, the cubicle has become universal shorthand for an oppressive, soul-crushing work environment where dreams go to die. But why has the cubicle become both so hated and so ubiquitous? With equal doses of deadpan humour and historical insight, the Canadian filmmaker Zaheed Mawani tackles the rise of the cubicle and the matter of why its inventor, the US designer Robert Propst, came to hate its implementation.

Director: Zaheed Mawani

Video/Making

The amazing man who produces iron using only wood, bark, fibre and clay

5 minutes

Video/Values & Beliefs

Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern

5 minutes

Video/Fairness & Equality

On breasts, beauty and being a female journalist in the women’s movement

6 minutes

Idea/Race

US law has long seen people of African descent as fugitives

Manisha Sinha

Essay/History

It never was golden

‘The good old days’ is a virulent falsehood that infects those whose defences have been weakened by fear and insecurity

Alan Jay Levinovitz

Video/Architecture & Landscape

Rethinking architecture for the dead: views from the world’s tallest cemetery

7 minutes

Essay/Law & Justice

Prostitution is not sex work

Decriminalising the sex trade is touted as a means to empower women and rebrand a necessary service. This is utterly wrong

Kat Banyard

Idea/Sports & Games

A menace to society: the war on pinball in America

Hadley Hall Meares

Video/War & Conflict

How two enemy soldiers saved each other’s lives decades – and continents – apart

18 minutes