Opening next month, the London Design Biennale returns with an impressive cast of characters. In its second iteration, the Biennale begins September 4 under the theme ‘emotional states’ and will run until September 23. After the 2016 inaugural launch, the event has expanded to include 40 countries, cities and territories. Taking over Somerset House, including the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, the event will explore ideas ranging from social equality and pollution to migration and cities. As an immersive ‘world tour’, the London Design Biennale is set in Somerset House at the heart of London’s cultural scene. The historic structure hosts a range of programs as a creative forum for designers, artists and makers. This year, Emotional States aims to provoke a broad interpretation across design disciplines to create engaging and immersive installations. Through states of Anger, Contempt, Disgust, Fear, Happiness, Sadness and Surprise, the installations were asked to explore a particular country or city's design story.
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