JOHN LEANO is interested in an overtly subversive production of cultural questions. Deceptive practice, magic, myth and the fantastic are the framework for speculative operations in architecture, design, art and publishing.He understands architecture as a multi-disciplinary, multi-scalar, multi-media operation aimed at cultural production, and not only a service for the provision of shelter or investment, but for the provision of possible or alternative futures. He is open to cross-disciplinary collaborations.

He is currently a freelance designer for the CLUAA Logistical City installation at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017.

The core practice of magic architecture is: The execution of a willed intent to create change in the material world, which either defies, hastens or purifies the consequences of natural cause and effect. Zeena Schreck

Leonardo was a universal genius because [The Annunciation] was magical. Most people only understand what they feel with their senses; they know nothing of what lies behind them. Only magic can express that which is unreachable in any other way. There is also another kind of art, which is essentially evocative. Hermann Hesse