If you thought the RIBA Architecture Centre was a place for public debate, forget it. It may have an events programme designed to pull in the punters and it may invite visitors to comment on its shows. But woe betide anyone who dares to speak out when the great and the good meet for a knees-up. This is what one protester found at the opening of the RIBA’s Portable Architecture show last week. Prompted by a display including a yurt – a tent used by the nomads of Mongolia – he mounted a table to urge architects to support UK folk who choose to live in temporary buildings against the planning authorities. The centre’s director Victoria Thornton was not amused and tried to pull him down. Shame. His address made far more sense than the predictable bons mots of the architectural worthies whose speeches had failed to hush the audience only moments before.
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.