Dozens of exhibitions, talks, installations and film screenings are included in this showcase of international architecture and design, which takes place over the summer between the London Festival of Architecture in June and the London Design Festival in September. More than 50 international embassies and cultural institutes are taking part, each presenting displays by designers and architects from their home countries. A hub venue is Ambika P3 (35 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5LS).
Exhibitions include: 'Home in the Arab World', which explores notions of 'home' in several countries from the Middle East and North Africa (The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Rd, SW5 OSW, Jun 22-Jul 6); 'Doors: Entryways to Sustainable Living', a showcase of sustainable designs from the Caribbean (Amika P3, Jun 28-Jul 15); 'Out of Architecture', a show commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Danish architect Arne Jacobsen's St Catherine's College, Oxford (Arup Gallery, 8 Fitzroy St, W1T 4BJ, Jun 25-Jul 6); 'Yatai Here Yatai There', a show about Japanese mobile street stalls (Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, W1J 7JT, Jun 18-Jul 13); 'Mogadishu: Forgotten Pasts and Distant Futures', a show about architectural influences in Mogadishu, Somalia (Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Rd, NW3 3HA, Jul 5-Aug 5).
For a downloadable guide visit http://backoftheenvelope.britishcouncil.org/