Friday 30 April 2021

Somerset House - Opening soon: London Design Biennale

 London Design Biennale 2021 campaign artwork, showing a tree against a black background. Placed randomly on the branches of the tree are the words Csn we design a better world?

London Design Biennale 2021

How can design provide solutions to the major challenges of our time? London Design Biennale returns to Somerset House and this year the festival explores issues from the pandemic to climate change, equality to migration, all under the theme of ‘resonance’. 

Pavilions from across six continents come together to consider the ripple effect ground-breaking design can have on the way we live and the choices we make.

01 – 27 JUN


An artist's impression of Forest for Change. Hundreds of green, leafy trees are shown in the courtyard at Somerset House.


A magnificent landscape of 400 trees takes over our courtyard, offering you a journey of discovery and interaction, and an opportunity to reconsider attitudes of human dominance over nature. 

A digital graphic showing various artworks displayed on rectangles and facing diagonally, stacked one on top of another, in a blank space.


Immerse yourself in the best of international design with pavilions representing countries, territories, regions and cities across the world, including AntarcticaPolandthe African Diaspora and beyond.

A silhouette of a person stands in front of an antarctic landscape projected on to a white cube space.


An artist's impression of Guatemala's pavilion. It is a sketch of people interacting with a sculptural work of angular 3D shapes.


A photo representing Germany's pavilion, which shows a collection of colourful, disposable cutlery, neatly ordered in rows.


An artwork representing Hong Kong's submission. It is a grey digital work, with gradients of grey creating circular shapes and a divide that runs through the middle.