Tomorrow's design nations
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8 November 2016
Photo: Sahir Ugur Eren
More and more countries are recognising the advantages of cultivating a strong design scene, from boosting their economy to building up their soft power. We focus on three nations stepping up to the plate and asserting themselves as global design players for the 21st century.
8 November 2016
Photo: Sahir Ugur Eren
The third Istanbul Design Biennial is themed around the question “Are we Human?” Our Istanbul bureau chief Christopher Lord has met the show's curators, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, to quiz them about design-show fatigue and the ideas behind the biennial. Plus: ArchDaily’s James Taylor-Foster gives us his take on the event.
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The discovery of oil in the 1960s led to Dubai’s transformation into a global metropolis. But since then it’s diversified its economy and has launched the government-funded Dubai Design District, also known as D3. It recently hosted the second annual Dubai Design Week; David Michon reports.
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