For the first time, designjunction will launch a brand new talks programme at the Everyman Cinema. Curated by Grant Gibson, the two-day programme will feature a range of topics from dyslexia and design, queer culture, through to the future of British manufacturing.
British designer Steuart Padwick will be bringing two large-scale interactive sculptures to the district, supported by the mental health initiative, Time to Change. Following on from his 2018 installation – Head Above Water – on the South Bank, the sculptures aim to address the stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing.
Paul Cocksedge will be creating the most ambitious British Land commission to date, transforming Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate with his landmark project, Please Be Seated, created from scaffolding planks. The installation will fuse innovation and technology in a response to the changing rhythm of the community – featuring curves for the public to sit on and walk under, emphasising London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhood. The British designer is collaborating with Essex-based flooring company, White&White, to re-imagine and re-use the building wood.
Back in Clerkenwell, Cosentino’s Life on Mars exhibition will showcase five marble sculptures designed by leading architectural practices and carved in Spain by Cuellar Stone.
Viaduct will be exhibiting pieces from companies with strong sustainable ideals, including Mattiazzi, Nikari and Zanat, with workshops and talks focusing on how materials can be used and the importance of community inclusivity.