Parasites; Sir Norman Foster; Shopping in China; Assembly; Diverse Routes

Parasites is an exhibition of inventive architectural models of temporary and transportable houses. Around 25 contemporary European architects were invited to design places for living which could be built between larger city buildings, on vacant lots, against advertising hoardings, as houseboats, emergency shelters or inflatables. The show runs from 6 October until 19 November.

Venue: The Architecture Foundation, 30 Bury Street, London SW1.

Products designed by Sir Norman Foster will be on show until 3 November. The exhibition features contemporary furniture, including the Nomos table designed by Foster to commemorate the millennium. Many of the pieces will be “exploded” on to boards, giving visitors a chance to view the individual components.

Venue: Tecno GB, 15-19 Cavendish Square, London W1.

Shopping in China is an exhibition charting the evolution of China’s consumption and packaging habits. Illustrated by means of 200 staple consumer products bought in seven Chinese supermarkets, the show runs in Brussels from 7-13 October.

Contact: visit www.dga.be/shoppinginchina/ or e-mail info@dga.be

Venue: d/g*brussels, Rue des Mimosas 44, 1030 Brussels.

Assembly brings together more than 100 top artists from Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art, showing their work in two huge derelict Victorian schools in Stepney. The exhibition runs from 5-31 October.

Contact: visit www.stepneycity.com or phone 020 7420 5906.

Venue: Stepney City, Jubilee St, London E1.

Diverse Routes is a show focusing on the work and diversity of ideas of five artist / jewellers, Jane Adam, Jivan Astfalck, Norman Cherry, Maria Hanson and Terry Hunt. The show takes place 7-28 October.

Contact: phone Electrum Gallery on 020 7629 6325.

Venue: Electrum Gallery, 21 South Molton St, London W1K.

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