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NEON: In the studio  © E Egg

© E Egg

NEON: In the studio
V&A Dundee August 2018  © Rapid Visual Media

© Rapid Visual Media

V&A Dundee August 2018
Sarabande Group Show © Sarabande Foundation

© Sarabande Foundation

Sarabande Group Show
 Burnery Rainbow Check © Design Museum

© Design Museum

Burnery Rainbow Check
Foreign Commonwealth Office, Open House © Foreign Commonwealth Office

© Foreign Commonwealth Office

Foreign Commonwealth Office, Open House
Biology of Metal  © Japan House

© Japan House

Biology of Metal
MIT Senseable City Lab Friendly Cities, The Data and Life of Great Future Cities © MIT Senseable City Lab

© MIT Senseable City Lab

MIT Senseable City Lab Friendly Cities, The Data and Life of Great Future Cities

30 August 2018
by ADF Team

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

NEON: In the studio

The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford
Until 7 October

'UK design duo NEON showcase their 5 year retrospective at the National Centre of Craft and Design in Sleaford as part of a wider project looking at the town's changing built environment. We're even more excited to see the Seoul Shoe Street project from UK/Korea 2017/18 in the UK all together for the first and only time!' Kendall Robbins, Senior Programme Manager

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V&A Dundee opening 

Opening 15 September

'This month Scotland's first design museum opens in Dundee.V&A Dundee celebrates its opening with a two day festival of Scottish creativity with music and workshops featuring international and Dundee talent including a special edition of the infamous Beano comic. I am particularly looking forward to seeing the new Scottish Design Galleries which will tell the little-known stories of Scottish design, from a 15th century illuminted manuscript to the latest video games designed in Glasgow.' Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion

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Sarabande Group Show

Sarabande Foundation, Londo
Until 4th September

'Lee Alexander McQueen's Sarabande Foundation opened their show of works by 6 emerging practitioners created using studio space on-site. Inspired by McQueen's dialogue with diverse creative influences, the show includes work ranging from painting to photography, sculpture, fashion and performance art. Highlights include Harriet Horton's macarbre taxidermy, and Georgia Lucas-Going's witty video and performance pieces with incisive social commentary.' Genevieve Marciniak, Venice Fellowships Programme Manager

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Beazley Designs of the Year

Design Museum, London
12 September 2018 - 6 January 2019

'Every year hundreds of design experts from around the world nominate the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months to be represented in this exhibition. We are super excited that this year the object nominated by the ADF team is also exhibited: Burnery Rainbow Check. Rounding off ten years as the company's Chief Creative Officer, Chritopher Bailey's final collection for Burberry Rainbow check integrates the colours of the rainbow flag, used as a symbol of LGBTQ+ activism and solidarity' ADF Team

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Biology of Metal

Japan House, London
6 September - 28 October 2018

'This exhibition promises to bring together two of my fascinations; craft practice in Japan and metalwork. Tsubame-Sanjo in Japan is renowned for the precision and skill of the craftspeople working in its numerous small metalworking factories and workshops; the area produces the majority of all Japan's cutlery and is the only place to make all cutting tools (over 60) used in the creation of bonsai. From the ultra-specialised to the everyday, tradition and skill are embedded in this area; this exhibition should offer a fascinating glimpse into both practice and culture.' Kate Le Versha, Communications Manager

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Open House London highlights

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Saturday 22 Sept, 12-5pm & Sunday 23 Sept, 12-4pm

'A kind of national palace or drawing room for the nation' is how architect Sir George Gilbert Scott imagined the Foreign Office building on King Street.With opulent interiors designed by Matthew Digby Wyatt, the building speaks to the ambitions of Britain through times of political prowess, crisis and restoration.'

Aga Khan Centre 
Saturday 22 Sept, 12-5pm & Sunday 23 Sept, 12-4pm

'Opening its doors to the completed building for the first time, the latest offering to London's King's Cross development is the clean cut Aga Khan Centre. The education and cultural centre is intended to be a place of sanctuary and reflection. Designed by Pritzker-prize winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, the elegant white limestone block houses a series of six courtyards, terraces and gardens (with two more outside) to reflect the Islamic values of ‘openness, dialogue and respect for pluralism’.Gwen Webber, Programme Manager, Architecture

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The Data and Life of Great Future Cities

Roca London Gallery
15th September 2018 - 26th January 2019

'The subjects of how modern technology can help data collection in relation to urban design has long been a hot topic examined by the research studios such us MIT Senseable City Lab and Stelka Institute, therefore I am really excited to see Roca London Gallery present this theme in the exhibition format. The exhibition asks the question, 'can data collection actually be good for us?', and gives examples such as how accelerometer embedded on our smartphones can help us collect data about bridge vibrations and help to identify infrastructural problems.' Elena Tamosiunaite, Team Assistant

As part of the exhibition, Roca London Gallery will host a free talk Studying Public Life Through Data on 17th of September. To find out more and register to attend here

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