London Design Festival 2015 preview

Exhibition list

London Design Festival 2015 preview

London is pulling out all the stops for its annual creative showcase and we can’t wait. With a range of activities spread across the capital - from the London Design Festival hub at the V&A, to Clerkenwell, Brompton, Greenwich and more - navigation is absolutely key. Here, we bring you our edit of the top 20 events, installations and exhibitions you simply don’t want to miss…

Writers: Rosa Bertoli, Sujata Burman, Sam Rogers

Childhood Recollections: Memory in Design

Writer and curator Clare Farrow has gathered the childhood memories of six architects and designers, exploring their past influences to better understand their work. Featuring Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Daniel Libeskind, Nieto Sobejano, Denise Scott Brown and Philip Treacy, the exhibition forms a fantastic bridge between the creative’s production and where their aesthetics came from. Each memory is illustrated through cabinets of curiosities displaying photographs, text, objects, materials, scent, film, music and sketches, ranging from bird feathers inspiring Treacy’s hats to images of Daniel Libeskind’s childhood in post-war Poland. 

19, 21-26 September; Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London, SW6 2PY;

Pictured: Denise Scott Brown in the Las Vegas Desert with the Strip behind her, 1966. Photography: Robert Venturi