The British Council is the UKís international cultural relations organisation. We work in over 100 countries worldwide to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people. The Architecture, Design, Fashion department, as part of the global Arts team, develops exhibitions, seminars, workshops, collaborative projects, educational initiatives and specialistsí visits with our overseas colleagues and partners.
The International Architecture Showcase was established in 2008 by the British Council and the Architecture Foundation as part of the London Festival of Architecture. In 2012 the event expanded to include Architecture & Design, as more than 50 of Londonís embassies and national cultural institutes will be participating in the showcase, inspired by the international focus on London for 2012. The International Showcase is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas about the importance of architecture and design in a fast-changing world.
To find out more about the work of the British Councilís Architecture, Design, Fashion department, please visit: backoftheenvelope.britishcouncil.org