This issue marks the fifth anniversary of TANK. To celebrate, one in twenty issues were printed with all images replaced by short, descriptive sentences, leaving the rest to imagination (requests for a refund were reprinted in the following issue).
Philipp Misselwitz in conversation with Eyal Weizman on military operations as urban design
Charlotte Cotton, curator of photography at the V&A Museum, on visualising heritage
Tom Morton on why he prefers Bilbo Baggins to Barthes
Plus, fiction from Michel Faber, Jamie Ellis traces the secret histories of gay argots and Edgar Martins follows a mysterious red figure from sea to sea