This week, the Brexit crisis rumbled on
This week on Dezeen: experts spoke out about the damaging effects the Brexit vote could have on the UK's creative sector this week as political uncertainty continued to grip the nation.
In response to the ongoing crisis, Dezeen contacted industry leaders for their insights and reactions to the EU referendum result. Rohan Silva – former advisor to David Cameron and co-founder of creative workspace Second Home – said architects and designers need to stop complaining and start fighting for better post-Brexit policies.
Business strategist and financial expert Massimo Gray warned that the Brexit vote could be "almost terminal" for small architecture design firms, advising them to focus on creativity and brand values.
Designer Nelly Ben Hayoun organised a demonstration in central London to express "anger at the whole referendum process", pointing out that Brexit threatens British students' eligibility to access the Erasmus exchange programme.
Elsewhere, a leading intellectual property firm stated that UK design firms will likely have to pay more to protect their designs and a lawyer who advises design and fashion companies said creative businesses in the UK should consider relocating.
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In other news this week, the first death caused by a self-driving car was reported, while Swedish furniture giant Ikea recalled one of its most popular designs after killing three children in two years.
Filmmaker George Lucus confirmed the withdrawal of his controversial MAD-designed museum for Chicago in the same week that architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien won the long-running competition to design the Obama Presidential Library in the city.
A transparent slide at the top of Los Angeles' tallest skyscraper opened to thrill-seeking visitors and the world's largest ferris wheel in New York reached an important construction milestone.
In other US news, the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of this year's Small Projects Awards.
Danish studio Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter revealed its designs for a tent-like climate research centre in Greenland and a Shakespearean-style wooden theatre opened in France.
Björk partnered with Neri Oxman to create a 3D-printed mask based on the Icelandic musician's face, and lighting brand Plumen released pendants with miniature bunting for kids.
Car brand BMW unveiled a self-driving MINI concept car designed that could change colour depending on the driver's mood and engineering firm Rolls-Royce showcased its ideas for an autonomous ship.
Popular projects this week included a major new cultural complex in Athens by Renzo Piano, a giant broken camera-lens installation designed to honour a photojournalist killed in war and a remote timber-clad home in Canada.
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