Hot on the heels of the news that Venice Biennale 2020 has been postponed to 2021, news comes in that 2020 London Design Biennale has officially been postponed until 2021. Established in 2016 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE, London Design Biennale promotes international collaboration and the global role of design. The third edition of London Design Biennale, will now take place in June 2021, curated by Artistic Director Es Devlin.
An official statement by London Design Biennale says: “The countries, cities and territories in our international network are core to our mission. Keeping our visitors and designers safe remains our priority and given the current international travel restrictions and potential quarantine requirements, we are postponing the 2020 Biennale exhibition to 2021. The third edition will now take place in June 2021, still at Somerset House, London.”
Meanwhile, London Design Biennale is creating a new strategic initiative with Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs to provide a platform for the international design community to collaborate and exchange ideas. Further details of this initiative will be announced in the coming weeks. Against the backdrop of Somerset House, participants will respond to the theme, Resonance, which considers the ripple effect of ground-breaking design concepts on the way we live, and the choices we make, especially more relevant now than ever.