9 must-see Design documentaries that will blow your mind!

RTD’s design documentaries showcase the creativity of artists, inventors and designers. Our films show how individuals from the Soviet Union to the Congo have used fashion to express themselves and break free from conformity. Also how the changing fortunes of the VDNKH, Russia’s Stalin era national exhibition centre, mirror the way the country has felt about itself. RTD’s design documentaries also take you to China, to meet the engineers who have made high-speed trains even faster, and learn about traditional carving adorning new buildings.

Wooden outdoor installation at Archstoyanie Art Park in Nikola Lenivets, Russia. Taken while filming RTD design documentary Babel Village.
In rural Russia, artists have joined forces with villagers to build giant wood and straw installations that fascinate visitors.