Promotion: Levi's has put together a series of workshops intended to teach the public how to weave baskets from denim scraps and make wax crayons using repurposed indigo ink extracted from the brand's old jeans. More
Dezeen Wire: the British Council has announced the International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012, a season of exhibitions, installations, lectures and films at 50 international embassies and British cultural institutions across London to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics.
Dezeen and writer/curator Beatrice Galilee will host Designed in Hackney Day on 1 August featuring Hackney design-themed talks, walks and workshops at Hackney House in Shoreditch. Read more about the day here and see our showcase of design and architecture from the borough here.
Dezeen Wire: the British Council will invite architects to conduct research projects in far-flung places and present their findings at an exhibition entitled Venice Takeaway in the British Pavilion at next year's Venice Architecture Biennale. More