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Five things to do this week: 15-22 May

1. Botanic Garden Lecture
Listen to Professor Alexei Leporc examine the impact of English landscape garden design on Tsarist Russia at this annual lecture.
15 May at 8pm at the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leicester. www.le.ac.uk

2. Global Practice in Local Scenarios
Spencer de Grey of Foster + Partners and Saskia Sassen of the London School of Economics discuss the implications of global architecture and the issues that unite practices around the world.
15 May at 6.30pm at Jarvis Hall, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1. www.architecture.com

3. International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Follow the action at the 20th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair via YouTube video-casts on the website.
17-20 May at the Jacob K Javits Convention Centre in New York. www.icff.com

4. Designing Tall Buildings
The third annual AJ conference on high-rise design explores the latest design and strategic challenges associated with tall building schemes. Register at www.designingtall.co.uk
21 May at Inmarsat, 99 City Road, London EC1

5. May 1968
Remember the student riots with a month of events, exhibitions and films at Nottingham Contemporary, or visit the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition of street posters
Remember Revolution, until 31 May at Nottingham Contemporary, Angel Row, Nottingham, www.nottinghamcontemporary.org; May 68, until 1 June at the Hayward Gallery, London, www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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