Four circular exhibition islands linked by walkway bridges form the basis of the UK pavilion, which is flooded with 3000l of water. Designed by HP:ICM for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the pavilion plots a walk-through journey into areas themed home, land, world and spirit. Home is devoted to an exploration of British innovations, while ‘Land’ examines Government projects devoted to landscape regeneration. The ‘World’ area is an interactive display produced with the Natural History Museum, given over to ecological education. The ‘Spirit’ area – the FCO’s tribute to British creative industries – uses video loops, wall displays and a short film to champion UK fashion, architecture, design, music and film-making. The UK Pavilion website is at: www.expo2000.gov.uk
Design studio The Team has given the charity a new identity centred around the equals symbol, in a bid to highlight its aim to make the UK a better place
The festival, which will run in October and is focusing on the work of pioneering female authors, is now in its 12th year and has been given a new look
As the V&A becomes the hub for the London Design Festival for the 10th time, we take a closer look at the installations, displays and talks happening throughout the week
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director John Spencer, says jargon and bullshit are getting in the way of people understanding and valuing design.