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MEXTRÓPOLI 2020 will discuss the climate crisis with "(Un)Sustainable City" on September 5-7

WA Contents • Mar 10, 2020 • 736

MEXTRÓPOLI 2020 will discuss the climate crisis with

Update: The event has been postponed to September 5-7, 2020 due to Covid-19. MEXTRÓPOLI is an international architecture and city festival that opens only four days a year to live through architecture an extraordinary city.

This year's MEXTRÓPOLI 2020 will be held under the theme of "(Un)Sustainable City" on September 5–7, 2020 in Mexico city. The 7th edition of the Festival of Architecture and City will address an unavoidable issue on the urban planning and architecture agenda: the climate crisis.

"If a few years ago we asked ourselves in MEXTRÓPOLI about the possibilities of the future, today it seems that the question is reduced to the possibility of any future. It seems alarmist, maybe it is. But we must not forget th (...)

AIA Conference on Architecture 2020 will be held on May 14-16 in Los Angeles

WA Contents • Mar 10, 2020 • 1299

AIA Conference on Architecture 2020 will be held on May 14-16 in Los Angeles

Update: The conference has been postponed due to Covid-19, the new dates will be shared when the AIA reschedules the conference. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) annually organizes architecture & design event, AIA Conference On Architecture 2020, in Los Angeles on May 14-16, 2020. The event will host over 500 Sessions, tours, parties, networking and host over 650 exhibitors at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Expertly curated, exclusive, architect-led tours will give participants special access to LA’s high-profile, historic, and avant-garde architecture. Check the schedule to see the full list of 150+ tours.

This year, Bjarke Ingels, founder and principal of BIG, will deliver a keynote as a special gues (...)

MAA Founder Melike Altınışık to give lecture at Bodrum Architecture Library on March 14

WA Contents • Mar 9, 2020 • 1242

MAA Founder Melike Altınışık to give lecture at Bodrum Architecture Library on March 14

Update: This event has been suspended due to Covid-19 until further notice. Architect and founder of Melike Altınışık Architects – MAA Melike Altınışık will give a lecture on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Bodrum Architecture Library in Bodrum, a port city in Muğla Province, Turkey.

The architect is behind the projects the iconic Çamlıca TV And Radio Tower, which nears completion in Istanbul, and the world’s first pioneer Robot Science Museum in Seoul.

The Bodrum Architecture Library includes over 10,000 books and 20,000 documents in the fields of architecture, history, art, urbanism, archeology, engineering - founded by WAC's Founder and President Prof. Suha Ozkan, Hon F AIA. The library also hosts a (...)

Tilburg Architecture Film Festival 2020 to explore "Models & Ruins" on September 18-19 in Tilburg

WA Contents • Mar 9, 2020 • 1038

Tilburg Architecture Film Festival 2020 to explore

Update: The festival has been postponed due to Covid-19.

The Tilburg Architecture Film Festival (TIAFF) will be holding its fourth edition with 16 films and 10 speakers within this year's theme "Models & Ruins" on September 18-19 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

TIAFF is an annual film festival screening films, shorts, animations and documentaries about architecture, landscape, urbanism, urban development and city culture.

TIAFF Ambassador Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV and founder of The Why Factory, will give the opening lecture at Cinema Cinecitta (the lecture was previously planned on Friday, April 17, 2020 but the new dates will be shared later).

With "Models & Ruins", TIAFF explores the transience and (...)

Romanian Design Week 2020 to explore "Change" in its 8th edition in Bucharest

WA Contents • Mar 6, 2020 • 1202

Romanian Design Week 2020 to explore

Update: The design week has been postponed due to Covid-19, the new dates will be shared when the organisers reschedule the event.

The 8th edition of Romanian Design Week has announced its theme as "Change". This year's Romanian Design Week will take place between 15th-24th of May in Bucharest, Romania.

Starting with 2020, Romanian Design Week will present a new festival architecture, therefore each year the event will approach a new theme that will contour the entire event.

Following the chosen concept, Romanian Design Week 2020 will investigate the processes and contexts that generate change, question the role of designers in a circular economy and present innovative projects, materials and processes, but also (...)

Design Miami/ Basel will be held on September 15-20, 2020 in Basel

WA Contents • Mar 5, 2020 • 1201

Design Miami/ Basel will be held on September 15-20, 2020 in Basel

Update: The event has been postponed due to Covid-19.

Design Miami/Basel is a satellite event of Design Miami/. Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.

Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

The event also holds a series of talks presenting the design on world’s most compelling current topics. The talks bring together leaders in the world of design that actively influe (...)

Balkrishna Doshi's "Architecture for the People
" retrospective to open at Architekturzentrum Wien

WA Contents • Mar 5, 2020 • 688

Balkrishna Doshi's

Update: The Architekturzentrum Wien has temporarily been closed due to Covid-19. Exhibitions, library and shop will remain closed until further notice. To follow up-to-date information, visit Architekturzentrum Wien's homepage.

Balkrishna Doshi's "Architecture for the People
" retrospective is set to open at Architekturzentrum Wien on March 26 and will be on view until June 29, 2020. The comprehensive exhibition will be displayed at the Exhibition Hall 2.

The Indian architect, urbanist and teacher Balkrishna Doshi is among the key proponents of an Indian modernity, although he has achieved world ranking and influence well beyond this.

His visionary work in the low-cost housing and urban planning sectors as we (...)

Helsinki Design Week 2020 to explore "Commitment Matters" on September 11-13, 2020

WA Contents • Mar 3, 2020 • 748

Helsinki Design Week 2020 to explore

Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture.

This year's Helsinki Design Week will be held between September 11-13, 2020 at the newly renovated Olympic Stadium. The event will explore "Commitment Matters" during the design week.

The Helsinki Design Week programme is produced in cooperation with national and international stakeholders and an extensive event-planning network. Helsinki Design Week is curated by Margriet Vollenberg.

The programme is completed with selected events from an open call for programme entries. Helsinki Design We (...)

Melbourne Design Week 2020 will discuss "How can design shape life?" on March 12-22

WA Contents • Feb 25, 2020 • 958

Melbourne Design Week 2020 will discuss

Updated: All programs of MDW have been closed due to Covid-19 until April 13. To follow up-to-date information, visit Melbourne Design Week's homepage.

Melbourne Design Week is Australia's leading annual international design event which will be held on March 12-22, 2020. In 2020, designers experiment with ideas, materials, places and processes to respond to the central question "How can design shape life?".

The event will house 85 exhibitions, 94 talks, 15 films, 22 tours and 16 workshops celebrating the best of local, national and international design.

This year Melbourne Design Week has expanded to over 300 events, but it holds to its core a Melbourne attitude rather than an aesthetic, in this expansion. This (...)

Munich Creative Business Week will discuss "Sustain by Design" on March 7-15, 2020

WA Contents • Feb 24, 2020 • 719

Munich Creative Business Week will discuss

Munich and Bavaria as creative locations stand for an excellent entrepreneurial connection between design and economy. This year's Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) will be held between March 7-15, 2020 under the theme of "Sustain by Design".

Organized annually, with more than 200 events and over 300 speakers, the MCBW is the largest design event in Germany. With over 120 dedicated program partners, it creates a platform for design-related companies, designers and design agencies in all disciplines, including architecture and advertising - as well as for citizens interested in design.

This year, Oke Hauser, Creative Lead of MINI Living, Joe Iles, Circular Design Program Lead at Ellen McArthur Foundation, Alex Rehm, F (...)