temporary installation

Better Shelter installation on Exhibition Road

Visit Exhibition Road for a taster of this year's Beazley Designs of the Year. Preview one of the nominees, the Better Shelter, an innovative project that has created a safer, more dignified home away from home for millions of displaced persons across the world.

Design for social change

'This project sums up Beazley Designs of the Year and shows how the design industry can use their skills and knowledge to solve a real and pressing issue – that of temporary shelter for displaced people.' - Gemma Curtin, curator

Photography by Luke Hayes

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Beazley Designs of the Year

Now in its ninth year, Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.

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Location: South Kensington Tube Station, west London

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Designs of the Year through the years

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With thanks to

Better Shelter, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Exhibition Road Cultural Group.