Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene exhibits photographs of girls as they approach adulthood. Her models come from her home town of Alkmaar in Holland and also Japan, where they were found on the street and invited to participate in the photographs: a process which in the commercial world would elicit accusations of exploitation. Here, however, her intent is different, and the images are devoid of eroticism – full of the awkwardness and sense of discomfort of the body in flux. And although you might deduce something of the models’ interior worlds, these young girls appear as nameless formal devices, rendered with icy accuracy in their mundane suburban habitats.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.