The Design Museum has championed design and the impact it has on the world for over 30 years, becoming in that time a world renown institution. Since moving to its new Kensington campus designed by OMA and John Pawson in 2016, the DM continues to host leading exhibitions for Paul Smith, Louis Kahn, Terence Conran, Anni Albers, Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid (the list continues…) as well as the Beazley Design of the Year and its successful Designers in Residence scheme; one of the UK’s major exhibitions of young creative talent. In 2018 the DM won the European Museum of the Year Award.
As well as its numerous successful exhibitions the museum runs a full calendar of family, HE and public workshops orientated on pedagogy in design. Its new campus boasts the brand new Swarovski Centre for Learning with library and computer suite, a state of the art 200 seat auditorium and private meeting rooms. The DM hosts multiple designing and making workshops making it an educational hub in the cultural quarter.
The DM has long been providing an alternative space for education and from Monday 29th July to Sunday 3rd August, will host SOS_19 in their Ulm and Bauhaus seminar spaces, offering our students a top spec learning environment and access to the museum’s current exhibitions.
Image courtesy of The Design Museum.
The South London Gallery (SLG) was founded in the 19th century by philanthropist William Rossiter to ‘bring art to the people of south London’. Today the gallery comprises its original site at 65 Peckham Road; the Fire Station which opened to the public on 22 September 2018; Art Block, a space for local children and families on Sceaux Gardens Estate and two permanent gardens.
The SLG has an international reputation for its contemporary art exhibitions by established, mid-career and younger artists and programme of film and performance events. It’s highly regarded, free education programme includes a peer-led young people's forum; family workshops; artist-led projects and commissions on local housing estates; and a BBC Children in Need-funded programme for looked after children.
The South London Gallery is a registered charity which raises more than half of its income from trusts and foundations, sponsors and fundraising events.
From Monday 5th August to Friday 9th, the SLG will host SOS_19 before a week-long exhibition upstairs at the beautifully restored Fire Station.
The South London Gallery Fire Station.
Photo Johan Dehlin.
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Image courtsey of Blackhorse Workshop.
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HT’s projects have won over 150 major design awards, including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2014, and have been published and exhibited internationally.
HT strongly believe that the profession should better reflect the society it serves, and the need to break down the ever-increasing barriers to entry. HT partner with universities including London School of Architecture, Kingston University and the University of Sheffield collaborative practice programme, employing students and offering work placements to support alternative routes for training.
Members of their team sit on the board for Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, and mentor through the RIBA, Arts Emergency and the Social Mobility Foundation. HT run an established work experience programme offering experience of practice to school students interested in a career in architecture and have worked with school groups through the RIBA Architecture Ambassadors scheme. We sponsor Arts Emergency, Theatres Trust, and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.