Apr 28, 2016
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Inaugural London Design Biennale comes to Somerset House

Apr 28, 2016

London's Somerset House, the creative hub that has previously hosted London Fashion Week and numerous design and photography events, will also be home to the inaugural London Design Biennale.

Photo: London Design Biennale

The event will take place on September 7-27 and feature installations curated by the leading museums and design organisations in the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (USA), DAMnation (Belgium), German Design Council, the MAK (Austria), Directorate-General for the Arts (Portugal), Moscow Design Museum (Russia), Triennale Design Museum (Italy), India Design Forum, Southern Guild (South Africa), The Japan Foundation, and Victoria and Albert Museum (UK). Design teams include architects, designers, scientists, writers and artists.

Thirty countries and six continents will be represented at the Biennale, where artists will show newly commissioned works that explore the theme "Utopia by Design". The London Design Biennale will take over all of Somerset House and explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality.

London is at the forefront of the international design scene at the moment, and the addition of the biennale should add even more interest for design fans who plan to come to the city for the London Design Festival on September 17-25.

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