Contributor: Linsey Rendell

Linsey Rendell is an Australian writer and photographer in a constant state of unrest. When she’s not producing travel features, her work explores ideas relating to the environment, equality and social change. Linsey is currently living in France, where she can often be found with soil under her nails and clothes stained in grape juice.

Firminy: a Corbusian Commune

Among his last-conceived projects, Le Corbusier finally realised his vision for a new urban fabric in France. An old mining quarry became a platform for a modernist utopia of communal living. Writer Linsey Rendell visited the heritage-listed commune.