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UK Design: What's On This Month

Made in London, Rachael South directed by William Scothern, Real to Reel © Real To Reel

© Real To Reel

Made in London, Rachael South directed by William Scothern, Real to Reel
Footnotes, LCF Archive, Sutton House © LCF Archive

© LCF Archive

Footnotes, LCF Archive, Sutton House
Still from Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist © Doogwoof Sales

© Doogwoof Sales

Still from Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
 Hope to Nope, Design Museum  © Benjamin Westoby

© Benjamin Westoby

Hope to Nope, Design Museum

23 April 2018
by by ADF Team

Here are ADF team's picks for what's on in architecture, design and fashion in the UK at the moment.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Picturehouse Central cinema, London 
Screenings from 8-10 May 

The third edition of Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival returns during London Craft Week this May with an eclectic programme of short films exploring our relationship with materials and making.

‘For me, The Real to Reel Festival is one of the highlights of the London Craft Week. It’s a carefully curated selection of short films presenting an in-depth look at the process of making of some of the most innovative contemporary craft pieces today. It also gives you an opportunity to get to know the makers and their studio environments as well as some of the inspirations behind the finished piece.’ Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion

Find out more and book tickets here


 National Trust's Sutton House Hackney, London
 Exhibition opens 9 May and runs throughout the summer

Opening during the London Craft Week this exhibition will present objects from London College of Fashion’s (LCF) shoe archive and contemporary artists responses to it. 

'LCF's Cordwainers shoe archive takes centre stage in this exhibition at Sutton House. A series of new commissions from artists and designers interpret shoes from the archive to form a pair, so the show will quite literally have one foot in the past and one in the present. Expect an exhibition that pushes beyond fashion as a design object, delving into human stories and imagination.' Niamh Tuft, Programme Manager, Fashion

Find out more here

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Screening in various locations
 From March 2018

A film directed by Lorna Tucker to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance.

'Vivienne Westwood is such a strong symbol for design globally, and it's about time something like this was done. A unique insight into one of the most iconic designers, covering the importance of her work as a fashion designer, her cultural relevance, and her figure as a leading activitst (although the work of her brand doesn't always follow her preachings, but there's sign things are changing, which is great news!). Really looking forward to seeing this.' João Guarantani, Senior Programme Manager

Find out more here

Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18

The Design Museum, London
Until 12 August 2018

This new Design Museum exhibition explores the numerous ways graphic messages have challenged, altered and influenced key political moments: from the global financial crash and the Arab Spring to Brexit and Trump.

‘I am particularly interested in relationship between technology and politics. This exhibition allows you to see the bigger picture of how the development of digital media platforms over the last 10 years has changed the way we see and engage with politics. Communication tools such as memes and gifs allow political situations to be represented in a single image and, once online, go viral within hours. Athough new technologies are democratising politics, it’s also becoming clear that they can be used to control and misinform’. Elena Tamosiunaite, Team Assistant, Architecture Design Fashion

Find out more and book your tickets here




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