A launch party packed with powerful, influential people and a spectacular new home are a ringing endorsement of design’s potential
On October 8, France inaugurated its first national graphic design centre, Le Signe (the Symbol), in Chaumont. For CR, Jean Grogan reports back on the potential – and symbolism – of this significant new space.
Sir Paul Smith, David Adjaye, Zoë Wanamaker and Marion Deuchars are among an impressive array of figures from across the creative industries appearing on a new website developed by Paul Brazier to inspire and inform young people
The Parisian creative industries are on the march, to the eastern edge of the city. The latest arrival is BETC Paris, arguably the city’s foremost ad agency, which has a spectacular new office space in Pantin. Within, it hopes to change the face of the advertising industry, in France and beyond
The inaugural London Biennale explores the theme of utopia – via a Beirut street scene, a wish machine and a giant weather vane. There is much to see, but the show is frustratingly hit and miss
Danila Tkachenko’s haunting documentary series is featured in Dead Space and Ruins, the second instalment of the Calvert 22 Foundation’s Power and Architecture exhibitions series