Senior Programme Manager in the British Council’s Architecture, Design and Fashion team
Kendall Robbins is Senior Programme Manager in the British Council’s Architecture, Design and Fashion team. Kendall programmes, curates, produces and commissions architecture, design and fashion events and exhibitions across East Asia as well as in the UK. She advises on the British Council’s fashion work internationally. Her programmes currently focus on fashion futures, craft and cultural heritage, emerging fashion economies and fashion design education.
Kendall has devised programmes such as Crafting Futures, Fashion DNA, Common Thread and the Graduate Fashion Week International Residency Award. She has managed some of the British Council’s major fashion exhibitions, including Gem: Contemporary Jewellery and Gemstones from Afghanistan, and Reconstruction: Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Fashion. Kendall has been involved in tens of other major projects, working with partners such as Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Jakarta Fashion Week, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Riyadh Fashion Days, Skopje Fashion Weekend and many others.
In 2016, Kendall was Acting Director Arts for British Council Bangladesh, and previously led on the British Council’s architecture, design and fashion work in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa.