British Council Architecture Design Fashion

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How We Work

The British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion team creates new opportunities for the UK design sector around the globe, through collaboration and exchange; promoting deeper understanding of ourselves, our world and each other through design.

We form part of British Council Arts, which works across over 100 countries. Working with our international network of international offices, we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

What we do:

The design programme at the British Council seeks to address today’s global challenges through design, exploring the social and cultural value of a wide range of design disciples. We believe in the need to bring design to a wider audience, challenging perceptions and responding to social, political and environmental contexts.

Working with the expertise of the UK design sector, we aim to increase the circulation of design skills and knowledge globally, encouraging the creation of new work and ideas in design across the world.

The Architecture Design Fashion (ADF) team has a special focus on creating international opportunities for emerging design talent, supporting experimental and critical design which explores our common futures.