This page brings together projects where there are elements from the many different sub-disciplines of design. Many of the projects on this page celebrate these arts applied at their most practical level - in industry, in everyday items and in a concern for the environment.
Our Import Export exhibition opens at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City in February 2006 alongside a companion exhibition of Mexican design. Read more about it here.
In the 21st Century, design appears to have become truly global. But a harder look at design and globalisation raises questions. The British Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum hosted a critical debate looking at globalisation in design in October 2005.
Cross Disciplinary Archive
Cause for Celebration Posters
To mark the golden jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the British Council’s Design Promotion Department, has produced a series of 12 posters celebrating icons of contemporary British design