Our pick of events happening this month or coming up
Words by Sophie Tolhurst
London Design Festival
14 – 22 September
Now in its 17th year, the nine days of the London Design Festival will engage with around 500,000 visitors through Design Districts, Design Destinations, Design Routes, and its Global Design Forum. Well worth a visit are the specially commissioned projects located at the V&A.
Chicago Architecture Biennial: ...and other such stories
19 Sept 2019 – 5 Jan 2020
Image credit: Vertical city
This looks at the histories of migration and colonialism with the understanding that social and spatial injustices are intertwined. Questions are asked of the design of cities and ecologies through presentations of planning, art, policymaking, design and activism.
6 – 9 October
Image credit: Kaori Tatebayashi at Future Heritage
The well-established design show for the luxury interiors market will be at Olympia London for the first time in its 41-year history. Expect new collections and commissioned pieces from 400 exhibitors – both established and the up-and-coming – a speaking programme and curated exhibitions.
18 – 21 September
Image credit: Studio Desimone Wayland
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, 100% Design takes place across four days during the London Design Festival. Returning this year is Design Fresh, a curated selection of emerging talent, while a new exhibition space, Detail London, will show soft furnishings and wall coverings.
11 Sept 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
Image credit: William Blake (1757-1827) / Newton 1795-C. 1805 / Colour Print, Ink and Watercolour on Paper / Tate
Heralded as a revolutionary poet only after his death, this exhibition states the importance of William Blake as a visual artist. More than 300 rarely seen works will be presented, including the projection of unrealised fresco designs. Curation will frame Blake’s work with his political ideology and contemporaneous issues.