As the founders and driving forces behind Hanoi art space Manzi, Tram Vu and Bill Nguyen are helping to define Vietnamese art for a new generation. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photo by Nick Ross

Joining a long list of famous names, in September Vietnamese-born Hieu Van Le will become the first Asian to take up the role of Governor of South Australia. Jon Aspin speaks to the man who is about to become a representative of Queen Elisabeth II

From product and furniture designer to one of the people behind The Bike Shop in Saigon’s District 2, James Wolf’s career has been as flexible as the material he uses — bamboo. Words by Nick Ross. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

In conversation with Ed Weinberg, Vietnam’s most acclaimed young architect talks flooded metros, multinational architecture and the century of bamboo. Photos by Francis Xavier

One of the first fashion designers to emerge out of the new era of Vietnamese fashion, despite national acclaim, Ha Truong remains close to her roots. Words by Hoa Le. Photos by David Harris

On a housing complex wall in Ho Chi Minh City, an anonymous story plays out in a parade of changing faces. Emma Roy-Williams ponders the thought behind these solitary thinkers. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

From spunky teenager making customers laugh at Le Pub to bar owner and champion bartender, Pham Tien Tiep is the epitome of the rags-to-riches success story. And more is still to come. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photos by David Harris

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