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This week, Dior's giant robot was revealed and melting ice blocks landed in London



This week on Dezeen, we revealed the giant robot that took centre stage at a Dior show in Tokyo and huge blocks of glacial ice were deposited on London's streets.
Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama created a large scale version of his 1983 Sexy Robot characters to set the scene for Dior's Pre-Fall 2019 menswear show in Japan.
Carved from a block of styrofoam and coated with layers of aluminium paint that took 20 days to apply, the retro-futurist "fembot" featured a gold garter with Dior embossed on one leg.
Olafur Eliasson installs giant blocks of glacial ice across London Another artist had a less idealised version of the future to show. Olafur Eliasson transported 30 chunks of glacial ice from the waters around Greenland to London for his piece Ice Watch. Eliasson said the blocks – positioned in front of the Tate Modern gallery and the Foster + Partners-design Bloomberg headquarters – are meant to bring the emotional impact of climate change home to onlookers, who can touch and even caress the art.
Ai Weiwei designs footprint flag as a symbol for human rightsChinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled his own piece of protest art – a blue flag emblazoned with a white footprint to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Ai's design was inspired by spending time in refugee camps in Bangladesh with Rohingya muslims who were fleeing genocide in Myanmar, often barefoot.
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