Explore London Design Festival 2019
This week-long series of talks and workshops brings together some of the biggest names and thinkers in contemporary design. Dame Vivienne Westwood will be delivering the keynote: ‘Sustainability revolution: The role of activism in designing a sustainable future’. Other topics up for dicussion are biodiversity, urban farming and political approaches to design.
Venture into a strange crimson cave filled with what appear to be giant breadsticks for an ‘oceanic journey’ at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf. It won’t look like much from the outside, but inside, you’ll find a warm, multi-sensory depiction of a sunset under the sea.
Turn the curves of this huge sculptural installation into your own personal orthopaedic backrest. The four concentric wiggles, created by British designer Paul Cocksedge from old scaffolding planks, can be found in Broadgate.
Irish artist Maser has been commissioned to grace the Spanish Steps at Wembley (the big staircase connecting Wembley Stadium to the SSE Arena) with a giant mural. As is the Maser way, it’ll be filled with more bold colours than a ’90s shellsuit. Time to choose a musical number for your glamorous descent.
See a multicoloured galaxy created using rubies and emeralds. Void is brought to life through photographs of the semi-precious stones that are magnified and projected over the walls. Step into the Void on Sunday to see the space vibrate with a performance from female electronic drone choir NYX (£5).
For this musical installation, 15 musicians and sound artists were asked to compose new tracks that responded to buildings nestled in railway viaducts from Bankside to Bermondsey. Each composition can be streamed for free on a smartphone, but only when you visit the buildings in person. Want the tunes? Then go walk the (Low) Line.
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