Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:00

Miliband, Cameron and kitchen politics

The lead up to today's British general election has revealed that no other room expresses more fully a family's taste and values – which is why politicians want to be seen mug in hand and why commentators search for meaning in Ed Miliband's lino, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Comment

Subversive design met feminist porn at the opening of the Italian maverick's retrospective at New York's Allouche Gallery

Published in Review
Thursday, 02 April 2015 01:00

Occupy architecture

Protest camps are constructed rapidly, using everyday materials as objects of disobedient design. But the hasty architectural decisions made by protesters can come to symbolise their movement and deepen its impact

Published in Features
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 01:00

All Of This Belongs To You

As the British general election draws closer, an exhibition at the V&A looks at the role of art, architecture and design in public life

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 30 March 2015 09:50

Members of parliament

In the lead up to the UK general election, Manchester-based design studio Instruct asks whether public faith in our political masters can be restored with open data and accessible design

Published in Rethink
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:39

Kitchen politics

Last week's fuss over Ed Miliband's home made clear that the kitchen is now the principal representational space of the house – a room that expresses the taste, aspirations and status of a family, but is actually less used for cooking and eating than ever before, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Comment

Designers of mega-projects in Abu Dhabi should use their influence to push for better conditions for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch says to Icon as it reveals continuing exploitation on luxury Saadiyat Island development

Published in News
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Adventures of the Black Square

A densely packed exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery takes a Kazimir Malevich's painting as its starting point to assess the history of abstraction and its political undercurrents, says Jessica Mairs

Published in Review
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:18

Adventures of the Black Square

Whitechapel Gallery, London
15 January – 6 April 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:44

The Metropolitan Green Belt

It may not all be publicly accessible, it may not even all be green, but the patchwork of protected land around London is a triumph of the social democratic spirit – the planning equivalent of the NHS

Published in Icon of the Month

DIY drones, subversive textiles from Chile and shields that look like books are just some of the objects on display at an exhibition that examines the role of design in political activism

Published in News