We work with creative producers and film-makers to comission films that both document our projects and which also form an integrated part of programmes, such as New British Inventors. We hope these give a greater insight into the type of work we do, and act as a useful research resource too.
© Simon Mills
On the Line: New Perspectives on Craft in South East Asia
A film following three craft research residencies in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Fashion DNA: Pakistan A/W17
Six Pakistani designers selected for Fashion DNA: Pakistan 2016-17 debut their capsule collections in a catwalk show at Fashion Scout in February 2017.
© British Council
Ditchling Residency 2016
Polish typographer Viktoriya Grabowska was selected as our first designer in residence at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.
MAAT and Amanda Lavete Architects
Lisbon Architecture Triennale
An overview of the UK programme at the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the new MAAT, designed by Amanda Lavete.
© James Morris
Invention in Design
Filmmaker Thomas Buttery profiles four British design studios who embody the current wave of 'invention in design'.
© THOMAS BUTTERY
New British Inventors: Marjan van Aubel
Caventou was founded in 2015 by Marjan van Aubel with Peter Krige and Samira Ann Qassim to develop products which naturally integrate solar technology into everyday life.
© THOMAS BUTTERY
New British Inventors: Seyi Sosanya
Creator of the 3D Weaver, Sosanya’s design approach explores the territory between craft practices, industry production, and human machine interaction.
© THOMAS BUTTERY
New British Inventors: Hugh Broughton Architects
Bringing together different technologies, and taking a courageous approach to construction in an extreme environment, the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station is a case-study project for New British Inventors.
© THOMAS BUTTERY
New British Inventors: Map Project Office
Map Project Office was founded in 2012 as a creative consultancy specialising in strategy-led industrial design.
Still from Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Film
Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship
Fellows and some of their mentors reflect on the 4-year programme and the importance of Bo Bardi's legacy.
New for Old Thailand at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
An exhibition showcasing the exchange and collaboration between Scottish and Thai makers and designers.
© Sonya Battla
A series of programmes supporting emerging fashion industries and creating an understanding of local and global design practices.
© Cristiano Corte
The British Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale tackles the frontline of architecture in the UK today: the home.
Design Connections 2015
A peek into the annual programme with senior design curators and museum directors from around the world.
Inside Heatherwick Studio
Commissioned by the British Council in partnership with the GREAT Britain Campaign, Inside Heatherwick Studio is a major touring exhibition.
Film by Robert Shiret & Rob Hawthorn
International Architecture Showcase 2014
A vibrant afternoon of activities, tours and workshops in celebration of the culmination of the International Architecture Showcase 2014.
A Clockwork Jerusalem
An introduction to the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, exploring how the international influences of Modernism mixed with long standing British sensibilities.
Graphics by Julia
Design Connections 2014
An overview of our annual industry networking programme at London Design Festival.
New Maker Libraries announced
Following an open call the Maker Library Network is thrilled to announce four new venues joining the Network.
FILM STILL © ALICE MASTERS
Join the Maker Library Network
An introduction to our innovative project connecting makers and designers in South Africa and the UK.
An introduction to our touring exhibition of Antarctic architecture, showcasing innovative ideas that enable scientists to live and work in one of the most extreme environments on the planet.
Dressing The Screen at Jakarta Fashion Week
See our Fashion Film Project presented in Indonesia, exploring film as a new medium for fashion communication in the digital age.
International Fashion Showcase 2013
Hear from designers, curators, the judging panel and representatives from IFS 2013.
Featuring interviews with the exhibition curators and all 10 architectural teams taking part in the British Pavilion exhibition at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Lina Bo Bardi: Together
An introduction to the touring exhibition of the far reaching influence of this eminent architect in Brazil.
IFS 2012 Emerging Talent Award
Korea were the inaugural winners of our award for best emerging fashion talent showcase.
International Fashion Showcase 2012
Featuring work by over 80 international emerging designers from 24 countries.
Everything Forever Now
An introduction to our exhibition of contemporary design that pioneers sustainable values.