Design Museum x Roca: Architectures of Storytelling

Design Museum Head of Curatorial Priya Khanchandani in conversation with directors of Space Popular, Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg

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Curator, writer, and the Design Museum’s Head of Curatorial, Priya Khanchandani was joined by Space Popular’s Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, to reflect on the power of spatial experience through design and curation, their respective work in radical design and architecture, and the magic of Space Popular’s virtual spaces.  

Space Popular is directed by Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, both alumni of the Architectural Association in London (2011). They founded the practice in Bangkok (2013) and have been based in London and Spain since 2016. Space Popular creates spaces, objects, and events in both physical and virtual space, concentrating on how the two realms can blend together. The studio has completed buildings, exhibitions, public artworks, furniture collections, and interiors across Asia and Europe, as well as virtual architecture for the immersive internet. 


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