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Preview: Shooting Ai Weiwei

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Harry Pearce shares insights into a recent trip to Beijing where he photographed renowned artist Ai Weiwei as part of his upcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy. 

I could so easily have just used an existing shot of Ai Weiwei, or a piece of his work for the identity of the Royal Academy show this coming September.

But I wanted to honour him in a far greater way. His inability to leave China and be a part of the show itself meant, I believed, I should go to him. To make something with him and bring it back – so symbolically bringing him here.

New Work: Margaret Howell Paris

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William Russell has designed Margaret Howell’s second standalone store in Paris, in the Marais district.

The second shop was driven by the need for a bigger showroom space in Paris, and combines a  the 80m2 boutique with a showroom and small office space. It is the latest addition to Margaret Howell’s retail portfolio, that includes over 100 outlets worldwide.

Fifteen Years of Serpentine Pavilions


The identity of the Build Your Own Pavilion campaign

On Thursday 24 June 2015, SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion will open to the public. This is the fifteenth year of the Summer Pavilion, during which the Serpentine Galleries have commissioned some of the world’s most renowned architects, including Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Herzog & de Meuron, to create their own structures in Hyde Park.

To celebrate fifteen years of Pavilions, the Serpentine Galleries have launched Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects Challenge, a digital platform and nationwide campaign to encourage the future generation of aspiring architects. Marina Willer and team have created an identity for the campaign that appeals to its primary audience, 8-14 year olds.