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ADF Papers Series 2

ADF Folder and series 2 - designed by objectif

ADF Folder and series 2 - designed by objectif

17 November 2011
by Pete Collard

We are pleased to announce the launch of the second volume of ADF Papers exploring new directions in British architecture, design and fashion. The ADF Papers are an ongoing series that sees the Architecture, Design and Fashion department enagage with experts in the sector to consider key issues relevant to contemporary practice in the UK. In doing so we hope to share our understanding of our sectors with British Council Arts Managers overseas, as well as design professionals abroad and in the UK.

The second series of papers feature writing from Alison Moloney, Henrietta Thompson and Penny Lewis. Case studies featured include Markus Kayser, Priestman Goode, Wayward Plants, Bloomberg and Arts Co, Reaich and Hall, Studio Kap, Sutherland Hussey Architects, Alan Dunlop, Eightyseven Architecture, Fergus Purdie alongside an exploration of contemporary themes surrounding the display and presentation of fashion. The papers are available in print from the team or as print on demand – see blogs on each paper to download:

A2 Paper: Context and Change in Scottish Architecture

D2 Paper: Redefining Sustainability in Design

F2 Paper: Contemporary Displays of Dress


As always we are keen to hear your thoughts on the papers so comments, feedback and ideas for future areas of research are very welcome. Series two of the papers is again designed by Axel Feldman at objectif, and continues to create a typography developed from an image of one of the case studies featured within. These pictograms present a unique visual identity for each of the papers in the series. The papers are printed on Colorplan paper by GF Smith.

Series one is available to download