London group to promote UK in Hong Kong

The British Council has chosen London consultancy Wordsearch Communications to design a 100 000 exhibition to promote UK design in Hong Kong.

Wordsearch won a credentials pitch this week. The decision was made by British Council head of exhibitions Christopher Wade, Architecture Foundation director Richard Burdett and independent design management consultant Jane Priestman.

“The aim is to show that we are a source of high quality, leading- edge design in the graphics, transport planning and urban design fields,” says Wade.

The exhibition will accompany a symposium on British design to take place from 14 to18 October, after which it will tour Australia and China.

Meanwhile, grant cuts to the British Council may cost hund- reds of jobs. “We are looking at how this might affect the number of exhibition designers we commission,” says Wade.

“The British Council must continue to be a showcase for the best of British design, and I can’t see that these cuts will affect our activity,” he adds.

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