Top Virtual Events on Architecture in October and November
With working from home remaining widespread and travel still restricted, virtual events have become commonplace for architects looking to connect. Here we highlight some of the must-attend virtual events on architecture and design taking place in October and November
Tbilisi Architecture Biennial
Taking place as a fully virtual event, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial will this year focus on the theme “What Do We Have In Common”. This will see it explore the notion of the “commons” and the role architecture has to play in its reclamation, both in Georgia and beyond. The website will serve as a core digital platform for the event, with additional media adding variation.
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Dutch Design Week 2020
Blending a live and online festival, Dutch Design Week will have an extensive virtual offering, including a host of 3D exhibitions from designers worldwide as well as live streams, articles and 360-degree exhibition walkthroughs. There will also be the opportunity to chat with participating designers via the website. Key exhibitions include Symbiotic Futures, which focuses on the role of fungi and trees in design, and No Stop City, an interactive digital art project that pays homage to Italian architecture studio Archizoom Associati.
RIBA + VitrA Talk: Neri&Hu
Taking the form of a live-streamed lecture by Neri&Hu founding partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, this is the latest in a series of talks hosted by the RIBA. The lecture will provide viewers with an insight into the award-winning interdisciplinary practice based in Shanghai, whose work includes boutique hotel The Waterhouse, the Suzhou Chapel and Aranya Art Centre.
Built to Last 2020
Operating as both an in-person conference in Auckland and a virtual conference available to stream live, Built to Last is run by the New Zealand Institute of Building, and this year will focus on resilience, technology and wellbeing. Focusing on construction in the country, but with insights that will be useful to architects worldwide, it includes a keynote from Simon Lincoln, Asia Pacific director of Make Architects.
A virtual version of the normally Lisbon-based World Architecture Festival, WAFVirtual will provide panel discussions, networking events and talks on a host of topics impacting the architecture industry. The event will in particular focus on the theme of “Living with Pandemics”, with speakers including Studio Gang’s Jeanne Gang and UNStudio’s Ben Van Berkel.