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CABE launches search for designer to curate a new exhibition

A design team is needed to curate a touring exhibition, developed by CABE, about climate change and the built environment.

The design watchdog is calling for expressions of interest from teams to produce content and develop outline designs.

The purpose of the exhibition is to kick-start change, in the tradition of architecture exhibitions which have been about living differently.

The brief demands that it should 'illustrate the guiding principles of sustainable design, drawing from experimental work in growth areas and shrinking cities, and have strong links with the Olympics'.

The project will link to a series of events, touring core cities around Britain, arriving in London at the end of 2009 before probably embarking on an international tour.

In a statement CABE said it is 'concerned with the impact the built environment has on people. The exhibition is for people who do no feel architecture is relevant to them, and would not usually go to an exhibition.

'Wherever the exhibition lands it needs to spark a festival of activity, so we need an original and powerful curatorial approach.'

Exhibition coordinator Kate Trant said: 'The Sultan's Elephant took London by storm this summer. We want an exhibition that will take the country by storm in 2008. Our purpose is to inspire people to understand and demand good architecture, urban design and public space.'

For more details contact Kate Trant on 020 7070 6775 or email

by Richard Vaughan

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