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Posts tagged 'politics'

Crimes Against Design: Downing Street’s briefing room

At a cost of £2.6m, the UK government’s new White House-style press briefing room is surely nothing more than an ill-timed vanity project Words by

Crimes Against Design

The Hoodie: Western fashion’s most politically loaded garment

February II (2019) by Devan Shimoyama, image courtesy of Het Niuewe Instituut The humble hoodie may have begun as a functional garment, but it has

Opinion

‘Poor doors’ show that access isn’t for everyone in London

Issues of access and entry aren’t always as obviously signposted when it comes to housing Separate entrances for low-income residents have become a potent symbol

Crimes Against Design

Miliband, Cameron and 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

Comment

Gaetano Pesce: ‘An object should express a political point of view’

Subversive design met feminist porn at the opening of the Italian maverick’s retrospective at New York’s Allouche Gallery Italian design has a flair for the

Review

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

Features

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 Works

GALLERY

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

Rethink

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

Comment

Stand up for abused workers in the Gulf, NGO tells architects

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

News

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality