8 London galleries and showrooms at LDF2017

Dermopoliesis by Matteo Cibic @ Seeds London - Photo by Damian Griffiths.

Crafted micro-organisms, voyeuristic interiors and nebulous patterns… Archipanic picked 8 London galleries and showrooms presenting intriguing exhibitions at LDF 2017.

2017 Beazley Designs of the Year: 8 politically charged projects reacting to social issues and emergencies

2017 Beazley Design of The year. Yara Said, Refugee Nation - Photo by Francisco de Deus.

The Refugee Nation Olympic flag, Brexit-related graphic designs and the Pussyhat worn by protesters in the USA following President Trump’s sexist comments. There are a lot of politics in the shortlisted projects competing for the 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year Award.

Robots. Work. Our Future: 2017 Vienna Biennale showcases multidisciplinary visions for a humane digital tomorrow

2017 Vienna Biennale - © Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come, 2014; UV flatbed print on polyester foil. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Titled ROBOTS. WORK. OUR FUTURE, 2017 Vienna Biennale explores how robots, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and cutting-edge digital technologies will shape our lives, jobs and emotions.

Fantasy Access Code: Alcantara exhibition at Palazzo Reale in Milan explores the infinite power of imagination

Fantasy Access Code - Nanda Vigo installation - Photo by Henrik Henrik Blomqvist.

An interstellar crash, a psychedelic jungle and an unconventional factory soundscape. With the Fantasy Access Code exhibition, Alcantara invited 6 international artists and designers to set imaginary installations in the Prince’s Apartment at Milan Palazzo Reale, now open to the public.

M+ showcases the past and present of Asian design with the Shifting Objectives exhibition in Hong Kong

Shifting Objectives, Histories: post-war Japan design - Photo: courtesy by M+ museum.

From post-war Japan to Mao China and post-independence India but also furniture icons and the challenges of contemporary Asian design. The Shifting Objectives exhibition at M+ Museum for Visual Culture looks into the continent’s history as well as its evolution from a design point of view.

Asymmetrical Symmetry: Friedman Benda previews 2017 design-shows in Miami

Asymmetrical Symmetry - Photo by Adam Reich, Courtesy of Friedman Benda.

At DesignMiami/, New York City gallery Friedman Benda previewed 2017 solo exhibitions with Asymmetrical Symmetry: two parallel design settings juxtaposing frenzy mood with sober style, non-traditional materials with natural ingredients.

Dutch Design Week 2016: 10 must-see exhibitions in Eindhoven

Dutch Design Week 2016 MAARTEN BAAS MAKES TIME - Photo © Nick Bookelaar.

Archipanic is in Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week 2016! We selected 10 must-see shows in town. From designs that shape sexuality to Maarten Baas’ time-related exhibition and a quirky Parliament of Things, but also Space Age furniture from the ‘60s, parties and more…

The Form of Form: Lisbon Triennale 2016 shows architecture in-the-making

Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016 THE FORM OF FORM @ MAAT - Photo ©Tiago Casanova, courtesy of Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

Construction sites, labor conditions and the relationship between architects and other players in the building business but also social change and technology. With THE FORM OF FORM, Lisbon Triennale 2016 focuses on the architectural process and dynamics that shape cities.

When objects dream: ECAL students propose a journey in the wildest dreams of augmented hairdryers and sci-fi brooms

ECAL/When Objects Dream: Melting_Hot

Is the Internet of Things “such stuff as dreams are made of”? ECAL students present When objects dream: an interactive and playful exhibition to make reflect on our relationship with designs that communicate with each other and even seem to retain a sort of conscience.

10 Quirky events to plunge into Milan Design Week indiest vibe

Seletti: Design Parade

With Milan design week about to kick in, we picked 10 quirky events that shine a light on the alternative side of Fuorisalone: from an occupied slaughterhouse turned into a creative hub to a funky design parade, but also hidden cloisters’ parties and dreaming high-tech furniture.