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V&A Dundee  © Ross Fraser McLean

© Ross Fraser McLean

V&A Dundee
From Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, Empress of Britain colour lithograph poster for Canadian Pacific Railways, J.R. Tooby, London, 1920, V&A © Victoria and Albert Museum

© Victoria and Albert Museum

From Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, Empress of Britain colour lithograph poster for Canadian Pacific Railways, J.R. Tooby, London, 1920, V&A
Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK, House of Illustration © Paul Grover

© Paul Grover

Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK, House of Illustration
The Baltic Material Assemblies, AA & RIBA, Tallinn V 2016, David Grandorge © David Grandorge

© David Grandorge

The Baltic Material Assemblies, AA & RIBA, Tallinn V 2016, David Grandorge
Peter Marigold, Cleft 1, Courtesy of the artists and Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Aram Gallery © Nacasa and Partners

© Nacasa and Partners

Peter Marigold, Cleft 1, Courtesy of the artists and Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Aram Gallery
Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture, ICA © Forensic Oceanography and Forensic Architecture, 2018

© Forensic Oceanography and Forensic Architecture, 2018

Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture, ICA
Fred Butler: Harmonics in Space, Now Gallery © Charles Emerson

© Charles Emerson

Fred Butler: Harmonics in Space, Now Gallery

1 March 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.

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Until 17 June 2018

Discover how some of the most iconic transatlantic liners were also  British design was produced by immigrants to this country.

'I am anticipating this exhibition to be an amazing journey through design, fashion and engineering. I am particularly intrigued to discover how such large scale (and complex) vessels were carefully commissioned and skilfully constructed. These ocean liners where not only a statement of a nation’s industrial power but were also a unique opportunity to showcase innovation and progressive thinking in design and art.’ Gian Luca Amadei, Programme Manager, Design

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V&A Dundee reveals details of 2018 opening

Construction work has now been completed on V&A Dundee’s exterior which will become a new Victoria and Albert Museum outpost in Scotland. Designed by architect Kengo Kuma, the museum is set to open in September 2018. 

'I have worked with some incredible young designers from Dundee and was so excited to hear about this project when it was first announced. This development chimes with the wave of creativity and innovation in the city and, more broadly, highlights the rich history of design in Scotland: Alongside an international programme of exhibitions, V&A Dundee will feature permanent galleries focusing on Scottish design. I can't wait to visit!' Kate Le Versha, Communications Manager

The first exhibition will be Ocean Liners: Speed and Style!
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Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK

House of Illustration, London 
Until 13 May 2018

Explore the UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea.

'North Korea is shrouded in mystery. To get a glimpse of the country and its culture through its graphic design and typography (and general printed ephemera!) is a unique opportunity - has its isolation produced a graphic language all its own? My feeling is that the answer is 'yes', and the exhibition design and graphics by Fraser Muggeridge capture this spirit perfectly. A true delight.' João Guarantani, Senior Programme Manager

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The Baltic Material Assemblies

RIBA & AA Gallery, London
Until 28 March 2018 

'To mark the centenary of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian independence, the Baltic Material Assemblies presents an exhibition of the architecture of the Baltic states, exploring the material, infrastructural and cultural connections that have persevered despite the political borders and conflict lines that have been laid throughout the region. Presented over two sites in London at the AA School of Architecture and RIBA, it reveals built space as a common ground for European unity.' Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion

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Designers Select Designers

Aram Gallery
Until 28 April 2018

To mark its 15th anniversary, the Aram Gallery has invited some of their best past exhibitors to present again, and nominate an emerging designer to show with them.

‘Visiting Aram Gallery located on the top floor of Aram store on a busy Drury Lane is always a refreshing and inspiring experience. I am particularly interested in visiting this exhibition as it will present UK and international designers such as Bethan Laura Wood, Martino Gamper and Peter Marigold who play such an important role in design innovation and experimentation. I am excited to see which emerging designers these established names will pick to show alongside.' Elena Tamosiunaite, Team Assistant, Architecture Design Fashion

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Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture

ICA, London
Until 6 May 2018

'Forensic work at a fascinating intersection between architecture and forensics. They often produce work that reflects very challenging topics such as war, surveillance and death, and despite having presented work internationally, such as at the central exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, they have been long due to a show in the UK dedicated to their unique way of working. This is one not to be missed'. João Guarantani, Senior Programme Manager

As part of the exhibition, Forensic Architecture will lead five short courses around key concepts that underpin the agency's work. 

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Fred Butler: Harmonics in Space

Now Gallery, London
 Until 28 April 2018

'The NOW Gallery’s latest commission is by London-based designer Fred Butler who is known for her colourful props and accessories. Fred has created a joyful environment for healing with light, colour, shape and sound, exploring chromotherapy and light as an antidote to SAD – seasonal defective disorder – and to our urban living.' Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion

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