A wet and cooler week… anyone would have thought it was the end of the summer. Keep dry while exploring the world of design; this week's picks are almost all set inside. Make sure you get any budding architects onto the Grimshaw-led summer school which runs throughout next week, and get yourself down to current exhibitions, as well as the Serpentine pavilion (which was, in fact, designed for the rain).
Surrounding the only surviving tea clipper, is Grimshaw's Cutty Sark structure which has been both celebrated and critiqued throughout the years. This building serves as inspiration and setting (as well as RIBA's HQ) for a week of educational workshops for 15-18 year olds. Touching on elements of the design process, this week-long summer school will give young people an experience of working through a brief and learning the basic principles and theories of architectural design.
tour of the Design Museum's California: Designing Freedom exhibition will give insight into the design
process and spatial narrative not of the works, but of the exhibition itself.
Frieze Sculpture returns to London again this year with its free outdoor display of 20th Century artists's works throughout Regent's Park. Selected by Clare Lilley, the works range from 'the playful to the political', with well-known names amongst less established artists.
This reflective exhibition looks at the art from the height of the Civil Rights movement in America, and how artists responded to these times. These works are widely vibrant, powerful, and heavy with African American pride and solidarity.
Science Fiction is a
genre that can so often be paralleled in architectural design. Vintage artwork from the Soviet's ambitions
to journey into the stars sits alongside the prose of key writers; dystopia and
utopia rubbing up against one another. From the roots of the genre, right
through to modern cinema, such as Ex Machina, this exhibition seeks to cover
the entirety of our obsession through art, design, film and literature.
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