This week holds a fantastic collection of talks, walks and exhibition openings to fill your days and evenings. From the artistic to political, this week is full of events which look towards our futures in terms of resources, skylines, and technology. Don't miss out on any London Design Festival events, as the celebration of all things made comes to an end this weekend.
London's skyline is recognisable across the world, with iconic buildings creating landmarks for visitors. Initially only known for St Paul's dome, it is now known for the twentieth century icons produced from a steep learning curve in construction technology. The awareness of protecting cherished views now features as a main protest against new developments in the city. This talk will tackle the history and policy surrounding the issue, and discusses the plans for over 450 new tall buildings proposed within the London Plan.
King's Cross is one of London's most interesting development areas, and the return of designjunction strengthens the area's recognition for being a creative site. A mix of over 200 of globally iconic brands will be on show to the tens of thousands of visitors expected.
The private view of this year's London Sketchbook Festival is not to be missed by art lovers and designers alike. The opening night is a celebration of creativity, and will include installations, products and -of course- sketch projects.
The latest of the
RIBA's commissions is that of internationally renowned artist Pablo Bronstein,
who explores the neo-Georgian style as a true example of the vernacular
architecture of Britain, and as a symbol of social ideals. His drawings will be
displayed in the RIBA headquarters alongside rarely-seen historical Georgian and
"a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability"
This was James Truslow Adams' description of the American Dream, which bloomed in post-war America. The slow decay of this dream, through assasinations, civil unrest, and the Cold War, ended in the 1973 Oil Embargo. This exhibition not only chronicles the massive idealogical shift of this time, but also reflects on the symbolic and everyday cruelty of the failed dream.
Bringing together the works of three contemporary Indian artists, Soghra Khurasani, Rithika Merchant and Ronny Sen, this exhibition looks at today's India, and specifically the relationship between people and the land they live on. The mixed media showcase will explore migration, environmental impact, social conditions, place, and international influence.
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