Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

Here 2016

Satire, human rights and the Wu-Tang Clan were just some of the subjects touched upon at the Here 2016 conference last week

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Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

Preview: Design Shanghai

From product launches to bespoke installations and collectible design, here’s what Icon is looking forward to at this year’s fair, as well as a closer look at the young Chinese brands taking the country by storm

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00

Highlights: Design Indaba

Acting, music and dance were all in the mix at a design conference in Cape Town that refuses to categorise and define the limits of creativity, says Debika Ray

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

Doughnut: The Outer London Festival

Icon is partnering with the Architecture Foundation on a day-long festival at which speakers such as Will Self, Hanif Kureishi and Ellis Woodman will discuss London’s peripheral boroughs

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Holly Lewis of the multi-disciplinary design and architecture practice will be speaking at Icon's House of Culture during Clerkenwell Design Week about We Made That's creative approach to localised regeneration in the context of public sector cuts

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Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:00

Icon’s House of Culture

Old Sessions House, our new venue at Clerkenwell Design Week, will feature displays by top brands, talks by leading designers and a cafe to rest your weary legs

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"Navigating the city" on 10 December is the second in the London As I See It series at the View from the Shard, and will be hosted by former RIBA president Angela Brady

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:32

Salt Festival, Norway

The relaxed attitude to the destruction of the remote Arctic festival's main event space reflects the ethos of the year-long event, says Mandi Keighran

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Icon is working with The View From The Shard to launch a series of talks 800ft above London

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Monday, 31 March 2014 10:38

Milan 2014: Made in Ratio Design Talks

On 11 April, Icon will join Made in Ratio for one of the design brand’s daily talks at Spazio Verger, Milan.

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Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Lisbon Triennale

A series of events aimed at reevaluating the architect's role, asks vital questions, but presents few answers, says Owen Pritchard

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Friday, 19 August 2011 14:06

Belgrade Design Week

William Wiles finds that Serbia’s creative industries give reason to be hopeful as tensions run high after the arrest of Ratko Mladic.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:35

Civil Unrest

William Wiles finds a dinner-based exploration of protests and policing hard to swallow (unlike the dreamy dessert).

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:19

London Fashion Week

As the internet allows the general public a front-row view of catwalk shows, labels are seeking ever more exclusive venues.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:32

The Raoul Moat Manhunt

July’s massive police operation to track down a fleeing gunman created, via the media, a fascinating emotional landscape.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:34

Elephant Parade

The elephants on London’s streets have more to do with private wealth than public art.

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Monday, 08 November 2010 09:31

Venice Biennale 2010

As the 2010 Biennale winds up over in Venice, Kieran Long asks where the old-fashioned troublemaking was in Kazuyo Sejima’s good-taste, tranquilising exhibition.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 14:58

Election 2010

The British general election was a sorry spectacle of reused imagery drained of ideology.

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Monday, 29 March 2010 09:30

Ces Las Vegas

Once again, the future is here - at the annual gathering of the global electronics industry.

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Friday, 19 February 2010 13:58

Shenzhen and Hong Kong Biennale

Architects get playful and run amok in China’s precocious, heartless supercity – but how much can they do to overcome its alienating scale?

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