Saturday 12 August
Exhibition focusing on early African portraits, featuring the work of Mama Casset and Seydou Keita. Three black British photographers will also be attacking the issue of stereotypes in the mass media.
Until 16 September.
Venue: Ikon Gallery, 58-72 John Bright Street, Birmingham
Details: 0121-643 0708.
Appeal To This Age – Photography Of The Civil Rights Movement,
1954-196Friday 25 August
Exhibition which traces the movement over 15 years, from opposition to segregation to the death of Martin Luther King. Featuring over 70 images from some of the world’s leading photographers. Until 14 October.
Venue: The Photographers’ Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, London WC2.
Details: 0171-831 1772.
Art At The RIBA Architecture Centre
Friday 25 August
Exhibition focusing on drawing and painting as professional skills. The exhibition also includes prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and jewellery. Until 16 September.
Venue: RIBA Architecture
Centre, 66 Portland Place,
Details: 0171-580 5533.
Thursday 21 September
International biennial exhibition of office furniture, including systems, dividing walls and products. Also featured is a communication technology show and results of the office furniture design competition. Until 25 September.
Venue: Segretaria Organizzativa, Cosmit, Corso Magenta 96,
20123 Milan, Italy.
Details: 00 392 485 921.
International Furniture Fair: Valencia
Tuesday 26 September
Sections at the fair include classic, upholstered, modern and garden furniture. Parallel events include the 30th international fair of lighting and the 31st international ceramics fair.
Until 1 October.
Venue: P.O Box 476, Valencia, 46080, Spain.
Details: 00 34 96 386 1100.
Doors Of Perception
Tuesday 7 November
Event on the theme of “info-eco”, examining the ways in which information technology contributes to environmental sustainability. Professionals from various disciplines will hold workshops and seminars.
Venue: Netherlands Design
609NL-1017, DS Amsterdam.
Details: 00 31 20 551 6506.
Designing Motorcars: Technique, Passion, Recreation
Monday 13 November
Two-week intensive car design course, exploring new dimensions for car design, focusing on the sports car. The course will be divided into lectures, a guided tour of Alfa Romeo and a design seminar. Until 24 November.
Venue: Domus Academy, Strada 2, Edificio C2, Milanofiori,
20090 Assago, Italy.
Details: 00 392 824 4017.
Salon International Du Luminaire 9Thursday 11 January
One of France’s leading lighting exhibitions, featuring four main areas of lighting design: architectural, decorative, boutique and components. Until 15 January.
Venue: 22, Avenue Franklin D Roosevelt, Paris 75008, France.
Details: 00 331 40 76 45 00.