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London Design Biennale -

London Design Biennale -

OrganiserLondon, United Kingdom
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London Design Biennale is a global gathering of the world’s most ambitious and imaginative designers, curators and design institutions. The third edition will take place in June 2021 at Somerset House. Artistic Director: Es Devlin OBE
Projects
  • Design in An Age of Crisis x Chatham House Event Series: Work
    Design in An Age of Crisis x Chatham House Event Series: WorkJoin us for the second event in the Design in An Age of Crisis series. Hosted by Chatham House, this conversation will explore radical design ideas around how we can reshape work and wellbeing.
  • London Design Biennale on Monocle 24
    London Design Biennale on Monocle 24Biennale Director Victoria Broackes shares with Monocle how Design in an Age of Crisis was born, and why design has a bigger role to play in solving problems in health, environment, work, and society #LDB21
  • SOUTH AFRICA | London Design Biennale 2016
    SOUTH AFRICA | London Design Biennale 2016South Africa's installation, Otium and Acedia, celebrated liberation and playfulness as fitting statements of a country reborn from a convoluted, visceral history. Porky Hefer designed a series of hanging nests in the form of animals, into which visitors could climb. The animals were fairly ferocious: aquatic predators such as the killer whale and the piranha whose gaping maws bristle with teeth. But Hefer's sub-aquatic utopia was also quirky and cheerful. For a country 'emerging' from its past
  • Saudi Arabia | London Design Biennale 2016
    Saudi Arabia | London Design Biennale 2016Water Machine was a giant gumball machine, of the kind familiar from newsagents and corner shops, which distributed globes of water if you insert the right money. Water is an increasingly scarce resource the world over, but there are few places that this fact is felt as keenly as Saudi Arabia. Primarily desert, the country relies on desalinisation plants to reclaim fresh water from the sea, an expensive and energy-hungry process. Sisters Noura and Basma Bouzo drew on this situation in their inst
  • RUSSIA | London Design Biennale 2016
    RUSSIA | London Design Biennale 2016Discovering Utopia: Lost Archives of Soviet Design offered a glimpse into an idealised world created by Soviet designers that, for the most part, never left the space of their workshops. In the Soviet Union, designers developed daring projects that were inspired by 'utopian' visions of the future. The Russian installation, presented as a rediscovered archive, told the story of the forgotten projects created at the All-Union Soviet Institute of Technical Aesthetics (VNIITE) and Soviet Design Stud
  • PORTUGAL | London Design Biennale 2016
    PORTUGAL | London Design Biennale 2016In UN/BIASED, the Portuguese design team merged design and science, using bacteria to visualise data streams pertaining to an opaque, yet eroding factor in Portuguese society: sexism. The installation comprised of four maps that contrasted gender gaps in areas such as wages and higher education. Two maps were computer-generated; animated visualisations extrapolated a dystopian future based on ongoing downward spiral trends. The other two maps used biological elements (plants, viruses, and bacter
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  • EMBRACE - London Design Biennale @Somerset House 2021
    EMBRACE - London Design Biennale @Somerset House 2021We are excited to announce that our project EMBRACE, done in collaboration with artist Sadie Clayton for the Radical Ideas : Design in an Age of Crisis initiative, will be exhibited at London Design Biennale in Somerset House throughout June 2021. The briefs explored the many issues which the current Covid-19 pandemic has either shone a light on or further exacerbated. A collaboration with Sadie Clayton, our design called EMBRACE re-imagines home treatment in a safe haven where tactility and
  • London Design Biennale Summit
    London Design Biennale SummitEs Devlin headlined a day of discussion at Google, King's Cross, with a stellar panel of thinkers from design, government and the diplomatic community.The Summit addressed the impact of design: its power to cross borders, bridge cultures, and alter behaviours and societies. It looked at how this can improve a variety of major global issues, including climate change; and international relations. The Summit was a must-attend event for designers working internationally; diplomats; and cultural inst
  • London Design Biennale 2018
    London Design Biennale 2018The theme, Emotional States, inspired a diverse, global commentary on our emotionally turbulent times. At Somerset House, 40 countries, cities and territories presented installations that were curated by some of the most distinguished museums and design institutions in the world.
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