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  • Welcome to part two of the International Architecture andDesign Showcase 2012, a summer gathering of exceptionaldesigners and projects from around the world. The British Council, together with the London 2012 Festivaland London Design Festival, have invited the capitalsembassies and cultural institutes to bring design fromtheir countries to London for the Games. The InternationalShowcase brings a new perspective on design, revealingways of working and ideas that are rarely seen in London. In part two of the Showcase, Mosse Master Weavers from Burkina Faso will bring a traditional handloom to the Printworks Trust in Brixton. This residency and exhibition will illustrate their ambitions to secure the survival of these dying traditional skills. Discover the story of Londons first hippo, Obaysch, whicharrived from Cairo in 1850 in exchange for four greyhounds.Zoo-topia at the Hungarian Embassy is a day-long symposium that considers design for zoos from around the world. Meanwhile, the British Council gallery at Spring Gardenswill be devoted to the work of Lina Bo Bardi, whoseinspirational work in Brazil is the focus of an installation byAssemble CIC, Tapio Snellman and Madelon Vreisendorp. There are many other highlights of the Showcase which weinvite you to explore on the pages of this guide, in Londonsembassies - many of which will take part in London Open House -and other intriguing venues around London. We hope you will join us for this incredible journey around the world in one city.Ruth Mackenzie, Director Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 FestivalVicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design, Fashion, British Council

    InternationalArchitecture & Design Showcase 2012

    Part twoAugust 18 September 23 2012

  • Welcome to part two of the International Architecture andDesign Showcase 2012, a summer gathering of exceptionaldesigners and projects from around the world. The British Council, together with the London 2012 Festivaland London Design Festival, have invited the capitalsembassies and cultural institutes to bring design fromtheir countries to London for the Games. The InternationalShowcase brings a new perspective on design, revealingways of working and ideas that are rarely seen in London. In part two of the Showcase, Mosse Master Weavers from Burkina Faso will bring a traditional handloom to the Printworks Trust in Brixton. This residency and exhibition will illustrate their ambitions to secure the survival of these dying traditional skills. Discover the story of Londons first hippo, Obaysch, whicharrived from Cairo in 1850 in exchange for four greyhounds.Zoo-topia at the Hungarian Embassy is a day-long symposium that considers design for zoos from around the world. Meanwhile, the British Council gallery at Spring Gardenswill be devoted to the work of Lina Bo Bardi, whoseinspirational work in Brazil is the focus of an installation byAssemble CIC, Tapio Snellman and Madelon Vreisendorp. There are many other highlights of the Showcase which weinvite you to explore on the pages of this guide, in Londonsembassies - many of which will take part in London Open House -and other intriguing venues around London. We hope you will join us for this incredible journey around the world in one city.Ruth Mackenzie, Director Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 FestivalVicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design, Fashion, British Council

    InternationalArchitecture & Design Showcase 2012

    Part twoAugust 18 September 23 2012

    Most of the events listed in this guide are free, and the full programme is part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. For more information about the festival, view: www.london2012.com/festival

  • A live project between the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Japanese Embassy, created traditional mobile Japanese market stalls, called Yatai, for children to play with. The project was launched in the area of Japan affected by the tsunami last year, and then brought to schools and sites in central London. The Yatai and results of these play sessions made for a charming exhibition.

    Mogadishu: Forgotten Pasts and Distant Futures brought together a unique exhibition of images

    from Somalia, with rare documentation of Italian colonial architecture illustrating Mogadishu before the civil war.

    The 2012 Silver Pigeon Award was presented to the Namibian contribution to the International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012 for their exhibition Definitions of Space. The exhibition retrospectively depicted the countrys journey from colonial times to full independence through a beautiful pictorial timeline.

    The first show to open was Home, a groundbreaking group show that brought together work from six culturally-rich nations. Conscious of thousandsof years of tradition, the work on show from these dynamic young artists and architects was engaging, innovative and fearless in challenging the conventional concept of home in contemporary North Africa and the Middle East.

    Architecture of Change brought together five disparate nations who have shared a tumultuous

    recent history of apartheid, occupation and expulsion from their homelands for a captivating show. The exhibition included work from the Caribbean, Namibia, South Africa, Serbia and Taiwan.

    Vintage Russian sportsposters, including rareexamples on display for the first time outside Russia, were exhibited by the Embassy of the Russian Federation. The freedom and vitality of lifechampioned in the imagesof tanned, lithe athletes entirely at odds with the drudgery that most citizens experienced during the Soviet era made thisexhibition of propagandaa fascinating window intothe past.

    Highlights from part one of the International Architecture & Design Showcase

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  • 14 23 September 2012

    This September marks the 10th anniversary of the London Design Festival. The festival was originally conceived to pay tribute to the capitals creativity and innovation and ten years on, this aim has been achieved beyond all expectations. Since 2003, the festival has showcased a vast range of inspiring projects, from installations in the capitals public spaces, to commissioned projects highlighting emerging talent in museums and galleries. Year on year, the festival has evolved, with 2011 seeing more than 300 separate events and projects over the 10-day celebration. In 2012, a year when the global spotlight is firmly on London, the festival is delighted to present a programme that again raises the bar in the quality, imagination and innovation demonstrated in its last decade. Global Design Forum

    The London Design Festival is staging the inaugural Global Design Forum an enlightening, stimulating and intensive one-day event to set the global agenda for design. The forum aims to encourage speakers and delegates alike to generate debate on the role of design today and in the future identifying new ideas and directions in design through a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions and case study presentations. Speakers include Thomas Heatherwick, Yves Behar, Tom Dixon, Richard Seymour, John Thackara, Charles Leadbeater and the British Councils Vicky Richardson.

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    The V&A is the official hub of the Festival and home to a number of breathtaking installations specially commissioned in secret locations throughout the museum. At Trafalgar Square, a complex immersive space is being created in which finely-tuned technologies will provide an unrivalled acoustic experience, celebrating design you cant see sound. Be sure to pick up a London Design Festival guide for full details of other key design exhibitions, events, talks and installations across the capital.

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    International Curators Programme

    The British Council is hosting a high profile group ofinternational delegates with the aim of brokering newcollaborations between the British and internationaldesign sectors. As part of the programme we are hostingtwo key events to provide opportunities for professionaldiscussion and networking with international peers. Ways of Doing: International Perspectives on Design

    Recent years have witnessed rising numbers of designmuseums and centres around the world, coupled with an expanding circuit of international design festivals and events. Join us as we invite leading figures from international design institutions to discuss presenting and exhibiting design around the world.

    Presented by the British Council in partnership with the London Design Festival at the V&A. Free but booking is required. For further information please visit www.vam.ac.uk/whatson or tel: 020 7942 2211.

    Design festivals round table

    With the ever-growing circuit of design festivals, how can events stand out? Are the long-established events still relevant? How do new contenders carve their niche? With the importance given to city marketing, is too much emphasis placed on the economic and developmental impact of these events? Join us for this round table discussion with a panel of distinguished speakers from festivals worldwide debating the key issues on this hot topic. Free, but booking is required. For further information please visit http://britishcouncildesignfestivalsdebate-estw.eventbrite.com

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  • 100% Design The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora

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    Now in its 18th year, 100% Design is the UKs largest contemporary annual gathering of architects and interior designers and attracted more than 18,000 visitors in 2011. With the expertise of former Deputy Director of the London Design Festival William Knight, a new layout and a broad spectrum of fresh talent, ideas and innovative design, this should be the most successful show to date. Exhibitors include: Moroso, Vitra, Herman Milar, Boss Design and following on from their presence at Clerkenwell Design Week; Deadgood, Jennifer Newman, Young & Norgate and Dare Studio. This years show has also attracted a significant range of UK and international brands. A dedicated group of countries will also be showcased, including France, Korea, Chile, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria, alongside contributors from Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands. International Seminar Series

    Head to 100% Design for a series of live international sessions which will link up to design studios around the world. The seminars take place at 10.30 each morning and will link to countries including Finland, Indonesia and Tanzania.

    London is one of the worlds greatest creative cities, with global inspiration, interpretation and diversity feeding into its powerful design community. To showcase the creative talents of the African and African-Caribbean design community and to engage, inspire and promote the work of black designers, the British European Design Group, in partnership with the London Design Festival, has been organising a series of major exhibitions and events over the last three years. This culminates in a comprehensive programme that runs from July to October, spanning part of the London 2012 Olympics. AACDD aims to promote greater public awareness of the black diasporas contribution to Britain, raising the status and commercial potential of black designers. It aims for greater involvement of this community in design industries and to make the Government, colleges and schools more aware of its potential as a source of income and employment. Ultimately, by cultural and technological exchange, AACDD aims to foster links between black British designers and designers in Africa and the Caribbean.

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    Green Sky Thinking Open House London

    Green Sky Thinking, a citywide initiative by Open City, gives an inside view from experts, industry leaders and collaborative teams on how we could move towards successfully greening urban districts and neighbourhoods. The project will map Londons sustainable communities through on-site talks, tours, workshops and other activities, providing an accessible platform to understand how a sustainable city could evolve and what lessons are being learned. In a special event as part of the International Showcase, international speakers will explore how sustainability can be designed into our cities and lifestyles as the norm.

    Now in its 20th year, Open House London celebratesthe best of the capitals buildings, landmarks andneighbourhoods. Every September, it gives a uniqueopportunity to get under the skin of Londons amazingarchitecture, as more than 700 diverse buildings opentheir doors to the public all for free. This years OpenHouse London will include a special Embassies andHigh Commissions showcase to demonstrate the valueof good architecture to communities, both at home andinternationally, and celebrate the closing weekend of the International Showcase 2012. Dont miss a chance to visit the Embassy of Argentina (pictured below) or the Swedish Ambassadors residence, amongst others.

    Please view the full Open House programme for detailsand opening times of all buildings and events.

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    International Exhibitions & Events

    In London and Vienna, amid the cities imposing architecture, there are gaps incidental spaces in and around the feet of buildings where people meet to take part in impromptu sports such as football, basketball and skateboarding. These places, referred to as urban sport pockets (USPs), facilitate personal expression and collective interaction, and colour the citys urban realm. From the skateboarding vaults under the Queen Elizabeth Hall of Londons Southbank Centre to the freerunning trails through Viennas Karlsplatz, sport is always linked to the urban realm.

    This exhibition explores the USPs of London and Vienna, investigating their relationship with the surrounding architecture, their national identity and their value as incubators of a citys sporting talent. Curated by Nick Baker.

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    Flemish architecture is currently enjoying increased international attention. Architects from Flanders and Brussels are often invited to prestigious industry events around the world to present their work. This growing international recognition reflects the significant work of a number of Flemish practices in contributing to the emergence of a vital culture of design and research. Since the 1990s, this dynamic process has been recorded in the series of Architectural Yearbooks, published bi-annually by the Flemish Architectural Institute, VAi.

    As part of the International Showcase, architects and writers from different generations will discuss the state of architecture in this European region and the quintessentially Flemish contribution to European architecture.

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    BelgiumRadical Commonplaces European Architectures from Flanders

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    Lina Bo Bardi embraced the social values of the Modernist movement, translating her ideas for a better society into a tangible reality. This exhibition, curated by Noemi Blager, examines her extraordinary work and her influence in Brazil, the country she adopted as home. The exhibition pays tribute to Bo Bardis objective of incorporating local and popular culture in her projects.

    Consisting of a display of artefacts by Madelon Vriesendorp and a film installation by Tapio Snellman, the exhibition seeks to reenact the experience of Linas projects. The exhibition is sponsored by Arper and hosted and supported by the British Council.

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    picked up the ancient economic and cultural threads of cotton Africas White Gold and sought to preserve the continents indigenous handloom weaving skills.

    The project helps craftsmen cross over from purely traditional to contemporary creativity without losing their cultural identities, in the hope that these ancient weaving skills can be preserved for future generations.

    In one of Africas poorest countries, the project involves both design and product and marketing development to make this rural cottage industry more profitable for its craftsmen. It aims to raise public awareness of cottons historical, commercial and cultural importance.

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    Burkina FasoStripcloth Splendours Traditional West African Cotton Handloom Weaving

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    Within contemporary practice in China, many architects are striving to integrate Chinese traditions within contemporary design, and to address the challenges of new technologies whilst also balancing philosophy and the condition of the architecture profession, to create a new sense of impact. The economic growth in China has resulted in numerous opportunities; however the increasing gap between the rich and the poor will inevitably create a marked difference in architectural demand across different classes, responding to this will be the next big challenge for emerging Chinese architects.

    For this event leading Chinese and internationalarchitects are invited to comprehensively discuss these topics, the Chinese market and the changing context.

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    This exhibition presents the best of Czech design at 100% Design London. Thirteen award-winning companies will be showcased at the event, now in its fourth year. Much of the work to be exhibited has received Czech Grand Design Awards from the Czech Academy of Design. This years representatives TON, Preciosa, MMinterier, MMcit, Qubus, Lasvit, Brokis, Helena Darbujanova, Meduse Design, Bohemian Works, Plastia, Lugi and Gold Crystal will present an innovative selection of furniture, lighting and glass.

    The exhibition is designed by Designer of the Year Award winner 2010 the Olgoj Chorchoj Studio. It is supported by the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Czech Centre London.

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    Czech RepublicCzech Designers at 100% Design

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    This years fourth and final HEL/LO Lets Talk event will be held at DesignJunction on the preview night. Following the success of previous HEL/LO events that have seen discussions and parties in Shoreditch, Hackney and Helsinki forging connections between some of the most talented creative minds in the two design capitals this is the last opportunity to join in a friendly, lively debate on the pressing issues for tomorrows architecture and design world.

    HEL/LO is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 international satellite events and has been developed in partnership between the Finnish Institute in London and Blueprint magazine.

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  • CZEFINHUNJPNNLDLONNORPERPOLROMSLESDNSWESUITZAUSAUZBZWE

    CZEFINHUNJPNNLDLONNORPERPOLROMSLESDNSWESUITZAUSAUZBZWE

    The zoo is a showcase of Modernist architecture and experimentation. Bringing together artists, architects and writers, the ZOO-TOPIA symposium will explore the role and importance of architecture within zoological gardens and examine the zoo as a place of fantasy and escape in the modern city. The symposium will include screenings of short films, a pop-up exhibition and a related fanzine that features newly-commissioned work by artists and architects on the theme.

    ZOO-TOPIA is organised in partnership with the Royal College of Art, the Zoological Society of London and ZOO Budapest Hungary.

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    HungaryZOO-TOPIA. Zoo architecture as taxonomies of national representation

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    At TENT this year, HITA will present a group of contemporary Hungarian designers working in mixed disciplines including product, glass and furniture design. At varying stages of their careers, the exhibitors all present a high degree of specialised knowledge and a unique vision in the design of their products. Most of the designers will be exhibiting new collections especially for TENT and will be available at the stand to talk to visitors.

    Designers include Gyngyi Bokor, Pter Borkovics, JuditDucsai, Sra Kele, Gbor Kodolnyi, Daniella Kos, ZoltnLubly, Rka Molnr, Zsuzsanna Srossy, Lszl Tompaand VTCS.

    Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency

    HungaryLook, Love, Keep In Mind: Here Comes Hungarian Design

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  • FINHUNJPNNLDNORPERPOLROMSLESDNSWESUITZAUSAUZBZWE

    HUNJPNNLDNORPERPOLROMSLESDNSWESUITZAUSAUZBZWE

    This exhibition focuses on the iconic Kintaiky, or Brocade-Sash Bridge, first built in 1673CE over the Nishiki River in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture in western Japan. A masterful example of engineering in wood, its beauty and form are celebrated throughout Japan. It is rebuilt every 20 years to ensure its survival. In this way, the important technological knowledge is passed down through the generations.

    This year, students from Kingston University, supported by tutors Tim Gough and Takeshi Hayatsu, have recreated an elegant and robust one-third scale, sustainably-sourced timber interpretation of one of the five arches of the bridge in the Embassy of Japan in London.

    Embassy of Japan

    JapanKINTAIKY Building a Japanese Bridge

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    Connecting the Dots magazine publishes and presentsDutch designers and design culture during key international design events. For the London Design Festival 2012, Connecting the Dots magazine will release its fifth issue a guide to all the Dutch presentations at the London Design Week.

    The magazine, however, will not be confined to print a selection of 12 Dutch design studios will be presented in the first Connecting the Dots live presentation. Work from emerging companies and established brands will cover the whole design spectrum, from experimental to handicraft to industrial design. Designers include: Anon&Co, Tiago S da Costa, Teun Fleskens, Imme van der Haak, Bathroom Mania, Dennis Parren, Bo Reudler, Damian OSullivan, Versaflex Systems, Rik ten Velden and Jolan van der Wiel.

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  • JPNNLDNORPERPOLROMSLESDNSWESUITZAUSAUZBZWE

    NLDNORPERPOLROMSLESDNSWESUITZAUSAUZBZWE

    In its ninth year as part of the London Design Festival, 100% Norway will now relocate to Tent in east London. The exhibition at the Dray Walk Gallery showcases both established and emerging Norwegian designers, as well as some of the countrys leading manufacturers.

    The exhibition is curated by the Editor-at-Large of Wallpaper* Henrietta Thompson and Benedicte Sunde from the Norwegian Design Council. Commenting on this years exhibition, Henrietta Thompson says, Once again, 100% Norway will showcase excellence and innovation with an engaging and refreshing line-up of Norwegian designers. This exhibition acts as a pivotal point in many designers careers, opening doors to the British design market, whilst simultaneously building awareness.

    The Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian Design Council

    Norway100% Norway

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    Lima is developing its infrastructure with the Metropolitano and Tren Electrico public transport projects. The effects of these projects on the city and the expectations of Limas citizens create new architectural questions of use, order and disorder, connection and marginalisation. How will the new projects integrate with the existing fabric of the city?

    This exhibition visually documents these architectural projects in a city still in its teens and the logistical and cultural questions that arise. Curated via a social network platform, the exhibition shows different perspectives from a community of professionals, students and academics.

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    PeruLima Pop-Up: Social Interfaces for the Emerging Infrastructure in Lima

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    Studio Insight the wonder cabinets of Europe investigates Europes wealth of cultural diversity and the international aspect of design. Eight design studios, seven nationalities from five European cities, have each been given a cabinet functioning as a three dimensional library to showcase their method and their individual cultural context.

    Curated by Polish/Swiss design duo Maria Jeglinska and Livia Lauber.

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  • POLROMSLESDNSUITZAUSAUZBZWE

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    This exhibition contains photographs and technical drawings of three Freetown neighbourhoods, within their topographical and historical context in the city.

    A display of early timber-framed Krio architecture in the downtown Tower Hill District will include photographs by Tim Hetherington and Sullivan Khallon and measured drawings from a survey by students from of the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design this year.

    Also on display will be surveys of timber colonial bungalows in the Hill Station district, perched high on an escarpment overlooking Kaningo in the Lumley Valley, the third neighbourhood in the exhibition. Here, students and research staff have been involved with the recent post-conflict construction of a modest school building.

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    In July 2011, South Sudans dreams of independence became reality when it broke away from the north and was reborn as the Republic of South Sudan the worlds youngest country. Now, its people are facing the challenges of building a nation from scratch.

    The documentary film Our Bright Stars shows the South Sudanese peoples expectations of their new country and their efforts to build it as a nation, giving a worldwide audience an understanding of the fledgling country.

    Using personal interviews of people in their homes and shots of the South Sudanese landscape, the film is an intimate and emotional journey, providing an insight into the people of South Sudan, their views on citizenship and national identity and the countrys cultural diversity.

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    South SudanOur Bright Stars

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    For the London Design Festival 2012, Gallery Libby Sellers presents Hot Tools an exhibition of exquisite and intrepid glass works by the Product Design Master students of ECAL, the University of Art and Design Lausanne.

    The exhibition is the culmination of a student workshop led by designer Ronan Bouroullec and glassblower Matteo Gonet. The designers brief was to challenge conventions of glass making, but also the types of objects that such extraordinary processes could procure. The exhibition will feature works by graduate designers Rita Botelho, Diane du Chaxel, Sasha Duquesne, Philipp Grundhfer, Felix Klingmller, Charles Mathis, Giulio Parini and Jung-Cheng Su.

    With generous support from the Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain.

    Gallery Libby Sellers and Embassy of Switzerland

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    This year Taiwan Design Centre presents Fresh Taiwan. The exhibition organisers have selected 18 local brands and 70 pieces of greatly original design to present at Tent London this September. The mysterious Asian culture and unique design characteristics that are cultivated on the precious island of Taiwan will, during this fascinating festival, be revealed.

    Fresh Sense - Taiwan presents a range of creative design works, from furniture and home wear to designers accessories. This exhibition rediscovers the charm of so-called old fashioned materials, such as bamboo, straw, wood and rush grass. By exploring the features of the materials in a new way, many traditional crafts are used to create modern home accessories while the beauty of nature remains clearly manifested.

    Together we will show the best designs and most creative ideas from Taiwan here at the Fresh Sense - Taiwan. Come and explore the enchantment of Taiwan design with us!

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  • SUITWNTZAUSAUZBZWE Live link to Anza

    As part of 100% Designs International Seminar Series, join Vicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design, Fashion at the British Council, as she links up to the rest of the ANZA team in Tanzania. While half of the team are creating issue three of the magazine here in London, we will link back to ANZA and friends to talk about the transformation of East-African cities- and their identities- by looking at past, present, and future of architecture and design in the region.

    ANZA magazine was created by a vibrant group of university students and recent graduates and is dedicated to exploring people and spaces through in-depth articles, images, scenes and discussions. Its mission is to increase understanding of evolving East-African cities and their identities and to enrich urban living space by looking at past, present, and future in both serious and lighthearted ways.

    ANZA will be partnering with RIBA Journal and Public Works to publish their third issue during the London Design Festival and a series of workshops, talks and events will take place alongside the magazines production at Allies and Morrison.

    The theme for this new issue is My City and focuses on cities like Kampala, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kigali and Bujumbura, aiming to discover the specific systems of organisation in the city and how cities influence their citizens and vice-versa.

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  • TWNTZAUSAUZBZWE

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    America Made Me is a celebration of contemporary American design; a showcase of the spirit, personality and talent that fuels some of the countrys most exciting designers and manufacturers today.

    Bernhardt Design, in collaboration with curators Adriana Gelves and Dominique Gonfard of Lerival, brings this first-of-its-kind group show and talk series to DesignJunction to present the European community with the best in emerging American design.

    Representing roughly 80,000 members worldwide, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the most influential voice for the US architectural community. With a growing number of international chapters, it is gaining influence throughout the global architectural community.

    AIA United Kingdom joins AIA New York to exhibit the winners of their Annual Design Awards Programs, representing design excellence in a wide range of project typologies.

    The AIA UK Excellence in Design Awards selected four projects for award and five for design commendation. Emerging future talent was recognised with the Noel Hill Student Travel Award. The AIA New York Chapters Design Awards selected 36 projects, representing exceptional work by AIA New York Chapter members and other architects practicing in New York in four categories: architecture, interiors, un-built work, and urban design.

    Bernhardt Design and Lerival American Institute of Architects, United Kingdom

    United States United StatesAmerica Made Me AIA United Kingdom and AIA New York Design Awards Exhibition

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    Since ancient times, the strong vertical line of the minaret, surrounded by the horizontal lines of buildings woven in a complex network of narrow lanes, has defined the vista of the Central Asian town.

    This exhibition shows a series of black and white photographs in which lines interact and converge, carrying on a never-ending dialogue between the vertical and the horizontal. Static horizontals and verticals are intersected by shadows that divide the surfaces into dark and light areas, creating depth and adding motion to the cityscape.

    In the contrast between the constant, unmoving lines of the structures and the fleeting shadows, we can see the ephemeral events of time passing over unchanged eternal values. As life continues, the town flows along and across the lines of streets and the vortexes of squares.

    Building Baskets challenges preconceptions of contemporary Zimbabwean crafts, showcasing a two-year collaborative design project between the Lupane Womens Centre a basket weaving enterprise that promotes the social empowerment of marginalised groups and the Design and Business Schools of Kingston University.

    Working with 26 highly skilled crafters in Lupane, the exhibition showcases prototypes and craft inspired by the projects of Product and Furniture students. The Zimbabwe workshop gave the weavers time and space to explore their creativity, craft and identities.

    Building Baskets is part of Project Kingston Africa, curated by Catherine McDermott and Candice OBrien, designed by Simon Maidment and Carl Clerkin with the collaboration of graphic designer Pali Palavathanan (Johnson Banks) and SIF Harare.

    Embassy of Uzbekistan The National Gallery of Zimbabwe and Kingston University

    Uzbekistan ZimbabweThe Attractive Force of Lines Building Baskets: Zimbabwe Makers and Kingston University, London

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  • The British Council is the UKs international cultural relations organisation. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide, building engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people. As part of the global Arts team, the Architecture, Design, Fashion department develops exhibitions, seminars, workshops, collaborative projects, educational initiatives and specialists visits with our overseas colleagues and partners. The International Architecture Showcase was established in 2008 by the British Council and the Architecture Foundation as part of the London Festival of Architecture, and took place in 2010, showcasing 40 embassies projects. To find out more about the work of the British Council please visit: www.britishcouncil.org backoftheenvelope.britishcouncil.org

    British Council 2012 Programme

    The British Council is committed to making the London 2012 Games a truly international and inclusive experience. Working in partnerships and drawing on an international network of contacts and our expertise in the arts, education and English language, we are helping to ensure that the London 2012 Games will touch the lives of people all over the world. Initiatives include showcasing international artistic collaborations during the London 2012 Festival, forging new school links, and developing educational and language-learning materials to satisfy the huge global interest in the Games. www.britishcouncil.org/new/london-2012

    About the British Council

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    London Design Festival

    First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the worlds most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of more than 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum from around the world. www.londondesignfestival.com Open-City

    Open-City is the leading independent, non-profit organisation that aims to be at the centre of creating better places and a better city. Open-City champions the value of well-designed places and spaces in making a liveable and vibrant city, and the role everyone plays within it. For further information please visit: www.open-city.org.uk 100% Design

    2012 heralds a new start for 100% Design. The UKs largest contemporary design trade event is re-launching with a focus on both global and UK-based talent. A new layout for 100% Design will encompass four distinct areas: Interiors, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Office and Eco Design and Build. International Pavilions, complemented by a series of live global debates, will build the momentum of 100% Design as the key business platform for the industry during the London Design Festival. www.100percentdesign.co.uk

    London 2012 Festival

    The London 2012 Festival is a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September, uniting leading artists from around the world with the UKs premier talents. It is the culmination of the four-year Cultural Olympiad the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. For further information please visit www.london2012.com/festival

    Allies and Morrison

    Allies and Morrison is an architecture and urban planning practice based in London. Working both in the UK and internationally, the practice brings to all its projects the same rigorous approach which places importance on the way buildings work, the way they are made, and the public spaces they generate. It has won 30 RIBA Awards. www.alliesandmorrison.com RIBA Journal

    The award-winning RIBA Journal is the voice of the UKs chartered architects. It has the largest audited circulation of any UK-based title in its sector- nearly 29000, of whom some 5000 work internationally. It is noted for its independent editorial stance. Available in print, online, and via a subscribed digital edition, the RIBA Journal is essential reading for the profession. www.ribajournal.com

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    Page Credit Cover Hunter Cabinet Photo Oscar NarudInside Back Burkina Faso Cotton Photo A.Phillips 2 (Top to Bottom) Photo Agnese Sanvito, Photo Lauren McKirdy Photo Agnese Sanvito3 (Top to Bottom) Photo Embassy of Japan, Photo Agnese Sanvito Photo Rashid Ali5 (Top to Bottom) Mimicry Chairs installation by Nendo at V&A: Image courtesy of London Design Festival Prism by Keiichi Matsuda at V&A: Image courtesy of London Design Festival9 Photo Agnese Sanvito10 Spline TEX: Image courtesy of 100% Design11 Shrine, Raimi Gbadamosi Clemens Hackl12 Image Wilkinson Eyre Architects13 Agentine Ambassadors Residence: Image courtesy of Open-City14 Photo Jan Hillis15 AUS Photo Hamish Park16 BEL Image Arno Roncada 17 BRA Image Tapio Snellman 18 BFA Photo A.Phillips19 CHN Image Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio20 CZE Image Czech Selection21 FIN Image Emmi Salonen22 HUN Photo Don Juan, Comte de Montizoen, 1852 23 HUN Image Lszl Tompa24 JPN Archive photograph Kintaiky World Heritage Promotion Office. Colour Images courtesy of Kingston University Chris Thomas25 NLD Photo Lotje van der Bie26 NOR Photo Oscar Narud27 PER Image Arq. Marianela Castro de La Borda28 POL Image Maria Jeglinska and Livia Lauber29 ROM Image Vlad Tenu30 SLE Photo Bo Tang31 SDN Photo Frederique Cifuentes32 SUI Image ECAL/Nicolas Genta33 TWN Photo HU DHH studio 34 TZA Photo Benedikt Boucsein35 TZA All photos John Paul Senyonyi36 USA Image Joe Doucet Studio37 USA Image Chris Beasley / Speirs + Major38 UZB Photo Viktor Vyatkin39 ZWE Photo Jan Hillis

    Commissioned by:

    Vicky Richardson Director, Architecture, Design, Fashion, British Council

    Project Manager:

    Lauren McKirdy, British Council

    Project Assistants:

    Dorota Drajewicz, British CouncilAlex Maxwell

    Graphic Design and Branding:

    Bibliothque

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    Pureprint

    Press:

    Alex Bratt, British Council

    We would like to thank the following for their generous support:

    The embassies, national cultural institutions and project organisers participating in the showcase; The London Design Festival, 100% Design and AACDD. Victoria Thornton, Jeni Hoskin and Sarah Yates at Open-City, Hugh Pearman & Patrick Myles at RIBA Journal, Jo Bacon, Noemi Blager, Katie Richardson and Eckhard Thiemann.

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  • International Fashion Showcase

    February 2013: Returning for the second year, The International Fashion Showcase will take place over London Fashion Week in partnership with the British Fashion Council. Embassies and cultural institutes across London will present the best emerging fashion designers from their nations.

    International Architecture Showcase

    June 2013: The International Architecture Showcase will return next summerwith the London Festival of Architecture, now an annual event forour calendars from 2013.

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