London Design Biennale 2023: Eight must-see exhibitions at Somerset House

Turkey Pavilion @ London Design Biennale 2023 - Photo by Taran Wilkhu, courtesy of London Design Biennale.

An oversize architectural wind chime, a fabric village square, and Polish windows for Ukraine’s reconstructions. The best of the London Design Biennales is on Archipanic.

London Design Biennale 2021 explores the role of design in tackling global issues

Forest for Change by Es Devlin @ London Design Biennale 2021 - Photo by Ed Reed, courtesy of London Design Biennale.

Curated by Es Devlin, London Design Biennale 2021 takes over Somerset House with 38 exhibitions from six continents and a ‘forest for change’ in the historic building’s courtyard.

2021 architecture and design calendar and events guide

Expo 2021 Dubai - Construction site of the central dome

We rounded up the architecture and design calendar of 2021 including major events, fairs and exhibitions from Dubai to Milan and Shanghai.

Summer 2020: 5 unbuilt pavilions due to the COVID-19 emergency

Pavilion of African Diaspora by Ini Archibong x London Design Biennale 2020 - Image by Ini Archibong.

From Burning Man’s ‘Empyrean’ temple to Tokyo Olympics and Venice Biennale architectures. 5 unbuilt pavilions we will be able to visit after the pandemic.

Studio INI’s skeletal and ‘disobedient’ installation for the Greek entry at London Design Biennale responds to body movement

DISOBEDIENT. Greece ENTRY by StudioINI @ London Design Festival 2018 - Photo by Ed Reeve.

The Greeks have a quite disobedient temperament! Studio INI’s kinetic installation at London Design Biennale 2018 morphs around the bodies of visitors passing through it and challenges the very static understanding of architecture. What if buildings could shape themselves around us? Disobey to prove it right!

London Design Biennale 2018 goes emotional

London Design Festival 2018. Australia installation: photo by Ed Reeve.

Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.

10 design installations at London Design Biennale reflect on ‘Utopia by Design’

London Design Biennale - UK installation. Photo by Ed Reeves - Courtesy of London Design Biennale.

Inaugural London Design Biennale goes on show during London Design Festival and focuses on “Utopia by Design”. From the United Kingdom to Europe but also Turkey, India, Chile and South Africa.