The much-anticipated London Design Festival is celebrating its 15th iteration this year with over 400 events on offer to the general public over the course of its one week span. With such a jam-packed schedule of exhibitions, workshops, lectures and tours materialising throughout the urban grid, we understand how the task of selecting just what to head along to might result in some analysis paralysis. To help you avoid any festival fatigue, we’ve delved deep into the programme and resurfaced with our selection of some festival bests:
Villa Walala – a brightly-coloured inflatable landscape by artist Camille Walala inspires wonder, inviting passer-byers to bounce away the monotony of the everyday.
Artefact Footwear, Futures – an exhibition of work from the London College of Fashion programme that responds critically to contemporary culture and speculates on design as a reflection and shaper of social behaviour.
The business of building walls is booming. Amelyn Ng looks at a recent architectural exhibition on 'Trump walls' in New York's Center for Architecture and asks: what makes a wall into a political technology of separation?
'After the revolution, who's going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?', asked artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles in her Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969! Eugenia Lim converses with the New York City Department of Sanitation's long-time official artist-in-residence about womanhood, motherhood and the social ecologies of our cities