Design

A report from Europe’s longest-running design biennial, this year focusing on what it means to be ‘critical’

Design Matters - 16 Jun 2017

In the first episode of a new six-part film series in collaboration with B&O PLAY, Design Matters, London-based designer and artist Martino Gamper talks about the idea of contact: how the human body informs his approach to furniture design

Community-minded, small-scale, sustainable: designing for China's 'new normal'

Raúl Ruiz, City of Pirates, 1983, film still

From Anthony Burgess being bitchy to a primer for Xenofeminism: what to read this weekend

How should designers respond to disaster?

Star Industrial Co., Ltd., Red A Plastic Crystal lamp fixture, no. 1616, designed c.1970. Courtesy: M+, Hong Kong

An interview with Aric Chen, M+ curator of architecture and design, about his plans for the collection and revisiting historical global narratives

Jacques Tati, Mon Oncle (My Uncle), 1958. Courtesy: Les Films de Mon Oncle, Paris

How technological developments are changing our relationship to control 

Architect’s rendering of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture,  Washington D.C., designed by  David Adjaye Associates

Are designers of colour finally getting the recognition they deserve?

A weekend at A House for Essex, a collaboration between Grayson Perry and Charles Holland

Cabaret Voltaire looks for investors and The Metropolitan Museum unveils its new logo: a round-up of the latest art news

Projects

The fair box office redesigned simulate a mobile phone concept store

Award-winning novelist Ali Smith responds to Sonia Delaunay's joyful and 'simultaneous' approach to life, art and design