Friday 4 October
Still time to catch Portraits from Detroit: US cars from the 1940s to the 1960s in Columbia and Cuba at the Royal College of Arts by designer, architect and photographer Alan Irvine. On show are more than 40 pictures of cars as functional objects rather than a status symbols. Until 7 October.
Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.
Details: 0171-590 4444.
Friday 4 October
Alternatively, you could visit the second stage of the Quality in Town & Country – Urban Design Exhibition. The display showcases the results of the Department of the Environment’s research project with 21 case studies from around the country on how to achieve better-built environments. Until 19 October.
Venue: RIBA Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, London W1.
Details: 0171-580 5533.
Saturday 5 October
The Association Gallery is now open on Saturday. Opening Shots is the current exhibition which focuses on 15 up-and-coming photographers. Simon Stock exhibits landscapes, Maxine Hall displays Gay Pride 1996, while Dug Falby shows a series of pictures of people with red hair. Until 10 October.
Venue: The Association of
Photographers, 9-10 Domingo Street, London EC1.
Details: 0171-608 1445.
Monday 7 October
Unnatural Selection is another photography exhibition, this time with work by Aziz and Cucher, who work with the human body. Displayed is a range of digitally-enhanced photographs of faces, without orifices and images of the relationship between the organic and technical. Until 2 November.
Venue: The Photographers’ Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, London WC2.
Details: 0171-831 1772.
Tuesday 8 October
If that isn’t your thing, how about the One Zero exhibition? On display are 60 models, sketches, and videos by the architect Massimiliano Fuksas. Fuksas designed the multimedia centre in Limoges, a university residence in Amiens and an archeological museum in Vienna. Until 26 October.
Venue: Architectural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1.
Details: 0171-636 0974.
Wednesday 9 October
For those of you in Manchester there is the Letters to
Language exhibition by Pete Clarke. Clarke focuses on urban life and the public and private spaces we live in. Until 10 November.
Venue: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH.
Details: 0161-228 2463.
Monday 28 October
The Design Business Association is ten years old and is celebrating with a conference today. Speakers include Geoff Marshall, global head of retail sales development at The Body shop, Terence Conran and Dr Alan Steventon, head of systems research at BT.
Venue: Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6. Details: 0171- 3123.