Building on the enormous success of the inaugural 2016 London Design Biennale, 40 countries and cities will be welcomed to the second edition of this prestigious global event in response to the theme of 'Emotional States'. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, entries will explore how design affects every aspect of our lives – the way we live and how we live - and influences our very being, emotions and experiences.
In his 1872 work, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animal, Charles Darwin proposed there were 7 emotions which were universal to all humans. These were:
Anger, Contempt, Disgust, Fear, Happiness, Sadness and Surprise