Our pick of events happening this month or coming up
Words by Sophie Tolhurst
David Adjaye: Making Memory (main image)
2 February – 5 May
Design Museum, London
The exhibition looks at seven buildings by Sir David Adjaye, including the National Cathedral of Ghana and Washington DC’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the ways in which monuments behave as storytelling devices for public memory.
MADE Expo 2019
This trade fair for the building and construction industry has four interconnected exhibitions for 2019: Constructions and Materials, Building Envelope and Windows, Interiors and Finishes, Software, Technologies and Services, bringing specialists together for a comprehensive look at innovation across the industry.
Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things
16 February – 2 June
Image Credit: Barbara Hepworth, Kneeling Figure, 1932 Rosewood / © Bowness
The museum first purchased work by ceramicist Magdalene Odundo in 1978. This and other work by Odundo are shown with worldwide examples of vernacular craft that have inspired her unique forms – from ritualistic African objects to Elizabethan costume.
Triennale di Milano: Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival
1 March - 1 September
As our species’ relationship with the natural environment looks increasingly fraught, this looks to ideas of restorative design. International exhibitors will examine the role of architecture and design in our relationship with the many complex systems of the world.
Dior: Designer of Dreams
2 February - 14 July
V&A Museum, London
Image Credit: Christian Dior with Model Lucky, Circa 1955. Courtesy of Christian Dior
Tracing the history and lasting influence of one of the 20th century’s most significant couturiers, the exhibition will feature more than 200 designs from 1947 to the present day. Highlights include the ‘Bar Suit’ from Dior’s first collection, a significant change to post-war fashion, dubbed the New Look by the press.