Joanne Shurvell recommends heading to Somerset House to experience a hugely impactful installation focussed on the UN global goals for sustainable development.
London’s third Design Biennale opened this week and runs until 27 June, with 38 fascinating and immersive exhibitions from across six continents, in the rooms and outdoor spaces of Neoclassical Somerset House. Always engaging and never inaccessible or too academic, the exhibition considers how design can provide clever solutions to the world’s major challenges from pollution and climate change to poverty and inequality.
The exhibition’s theme is “resonance” because as Es Devlin, the biennale’s Artistic Director says, "we live in an age of hyper resonance, the consequences of which are both exhilarating and devastating. Everything we design and everything we produce resonates." From an actual forest of trees planted in the courtyard and leather substitutes made out of pineapples to interactive installations where visitors can create music, here are just 12 of the highlights, in a biennale that ably shows how design can play a vital role in changing the world for the better... Keep reading on Forbes.