The Globe, by Los Carpinteros

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Havana-based artist collective Los Carpinteros is working on The Globe, an installation for the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new Europe 1600- 1815 galleries, which are set to open in December.

The new galleries are being designed by architect ZMMA as part of the V&A’s ongoing Futureplan redevelopment scheme.

As part of the new gallery design, Los Carpinteros was charged with devising a large-scale, imaginative and thought-provoking piece that would sit within the gallery examining the Enlightenment.

In response, the studio is developing The Globe – a curved architectural sculpture made from a lattice of engineered beech that will form a “room within a room” at the heart of the new displays.

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