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Issue No. 2Retail


The retail sector is in tremendous flux, with major threats brought to bear from e-commerce, as well as the changing nature of how and why we shop. One thing’s certain: it’s no longer just about transactions.

Our second edition of Exchange, published in 2019, combines trends-based interviews and essays from leading retailers, developers and consultants with design analysis from the Make team. Key themes – from Hong Kong and China to Sydney and London – include localism, flexibility, and the integration of additional uses and attractions.

Flexibility in both the long and short term is at the forefront of the conversation. It’s a time of both challenges and opportunities for the retail sector.

Produced in collaboration with Future Places Studio