International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012

Various venues across London

When:Event passed!
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Thu 21st Jun 2012 to
Sun 23rd Sep 2012

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Where:Various venues across London SW5 0SW
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Various, see official website for full list of events
Admission:Most events are free
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About the event

The International Architecture and Design Showcase will run from 21 June to 23 September in 2012 in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture (23 June - 8 July) and the London Design Festival (14-23 September) and will give an insight into architecture and design from around the world. More than 50 of London’s embassies and national cultural institutes will be participating in the showcase, inspired by the international focus on London for 2012.

Part one, which begins with the London Festival of Architecture, offers the chance to experience a range of international responses to the theme of ‘the Playful City’. The pineapple – an international symbol of friendship and welcoming – is the emblem of this year’s festival. Join us for a giant architectural pineapple hunt, with prizes for finding carved, cast and stencilled pineapples on buildings across the city.

There will be dozens of international exhibitions, talks, installations and film-screenings. Many of the projects highlight the role of transformative nature of architecture and design: Don’t miss a specially commissioned film about architecture and heritage from the world’s newest nation, South Sudan.

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