Fine artist and photographer Ben Dray scoured the crafts quarter of Kumatuli in Calcutta to find the place where these statues were manufactured. ‘They’re religious icons of the goddess Kali. They’re stuffed with straw, covered with clay, then painted,’ he explains. The disposable icons may be burnt or sent down the river. Dray’s picture costs 90 and will be on sale with sculptures, paintings and prints at the Battersea Contemporary Art Fair from 30 to 31 March.
We speak with Christina Koehn about how a team of 2000 designers works effectively and the challenges of designing ubiquitous, mass market products for a wide range of users.
The VMLY&R design team talks us through the tournament identity and its “typeface without borders”, which was crafted with inclusivity in mind.
We take a tour with Ralph Applebaum Associates, which designed the Second World War Gallery and Casson Mann which has designed the Holocaust Gallery.
The solar-powered pods can travel by raised or on-road tracks, carry 16 passengers at once and can be booked via an Uber-style app.