A major retrospective of work by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe shows until 2 March 2003, focusing on his ‘less is more’ techniques from his arrival in Berlin in 1905 to his departure for the US in 1938. The exhibition design is by Fern Green.

Venue: Whitechapel Art Gallery, Whitechapel High Street, London E1.

The first exhibition to examine consumerism as a dominant 20th century social phenomenon is laid bare at Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture from 20 December until 23 March 2003.

Venue: Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB.

Terence Conran’s annual invitation to spend £30 000 on ‘things you’d like to live with’ goes to Gijs Bakker and Renny Ramakers of Dutch collective Droog Design this year. See their selection at the Conran Foundation Collection 2002 until 9 February 2003.

Venue: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1.

See ceramics, metal, paper and textiles design work at a selling exhibition by the Surrey Institute of Art & Design and Arts & Business, a charity dedicated to sustaining partnerships in business and the arts. Celebrating Contemporary Craft can be viewed by appointment until 11 January 2003.

Contact: Katherine Muller on 020 7407 7527.

Venue: Arts & Business, Butler’s Wharf, London SE1.

Cutting and inclusive design, tailoring and innovations in footwear design feature in the London Institute MA Fashion Studies 2003 exhibition, showing from 18 December until 29 January 2003.

Venue: Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1.

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