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The year ahead in design: all the key dates you need

The year ahead in design: all the key dates you need


The year ahead in design: all the key dates you need

The Chicago Architecture Biennial runs from 19 September until January 2020

SeptemberLondon Design FestivalVarious locations, London (14-22 September) Inaugurated in 2003, the London Design Festival, including exhibitions, talks and gallery openings, has become known for its large, temporary installations, with four planned across the city this year. These include site-specific works by Kengo Kuma at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the design firm Patternity at Westminster Cathedral, Liz West at Fortnum and Mason’s Piccadilly flagship store and Martino Gamper at King’s Cross. Indeed, King’s Cross, along with Chelsea, are two new additions to the festival’s “Design Districts”, making a total of 11 neighbourhoods that are clustered a walkable distance from one another so that visitors can explore the urban design of the city. Bauhaus week BerlinVarious locations, Berlin (until 8 September)Vienna Biennale for Change—Brave New Virtues: Shaping Our Digital WorldVarious locations, Vienna (until 6 October)Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial—NatureCooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (until 20 January 2020)Maison & Objet/Paris Design WeekParc des Expositions de Villepinte, Paris (5-14 September) Beijing Design WeekVarious locations, Beijing (5 September–7 October) Original Bauhaus: The Centenary ExhibitionBerlinische Galerie, Berlin (6 September-27 January 2020)Design in the Third ReichDesign Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands (until-20 January 2020)Beazley Designs of the YearDesign Museum, London (opens 11 September) Chicago Architecture Biennial: And Other Such StoriesVarious locations, Chicago (19 September-5 January 2020)More than 80 architects, artists and researchers from four continents are included in the third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which has quickly become one of the foremost architectural design events in the Americas. Under the artistic directorship of Yesomi Umolu and the curatorial vision of Sepake Angiama and the architect Paulo Tavares, this year’s iteration presents projects that address land, cultural memory, civil rights and civic participation. Artists such as Theaster Gates, Tania Bruguera and Do Ho Suh join international design firms like Forensic Architecture and organisations including the American Indian Center and the Settler Colonial City Project to explore the social and environmental issues facing architecture and design today. Located in the historic Chicago Cultural Center in the heart of the city’s downtown area, the biennial hosts programmes, installations and events at numerous sites across the city, all of which are free and open to the public.XII Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura de São PauloVarious locations, Sao Paulo (19 September-19 December)The Los Angeles SchoolsA+D Museum, Los Angeles (21 September-24 November) Oslo Architecture Triennale—Enough: The Architecture of DegrowthOslo School of Architecture and Design (26 September-24 November)Vienna Design WeekVarious locations, Vienna (27 September-6 October)Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924-TodayVitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (28 September-19 January 2020)

The London Design Biennial opens on 14 September 2020

OctoberDesign Week MexicoVarious locations, Mexico City (3-27 October)Feria Libre de ArquitecturaVarious locations, Santiago, La Serena, Puerto Montt and Iquique, Chile (3-27 October)Trienal de Arquitectura de LisboaVarious locations, Lisbon (3 October-2 December)National Design WeekCooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, (12-19 October)XVII Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos AiresVarious locations, Buenos Aires (15-26 October)Modernism WeekVarious locations, Palm Springs, California (17-20 October)Designart TokyoVarious locations, Tokyo (18-27 October)Moving to MarsDesign Museum, London (18 October-23 February 2020)The Shape of the FutureMCA Chicago, Chicago (19 October-5 April 2020)Dutch Design WeekVarious locations, Eindhoven (19-27 October)Victor Papanek: The Politics of DesignMuseu del Disseny de Barcelona, Barcelona (31 October-2 February 2020)

Fundación Desierto de Atacama, which explores conservation issues affecting Indigenous communities in Chile, features in the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, running from November to February 2020

November Hello, Robot: Design between Human and MachineVictoria and Albert Museum Dundee, Dundee (2 November-23 February 2020)Dubai Design WeekVarious locations, Dubai (11-16 November)Cars: Accelerating The Modern WorldVictoria and Albert Museum, London (23 November-19 April 2020)Sharjah Architecture TriennialAl-Qasimyah School and the Al Jubail Vegetable Market, Sharjah (9 November-8 February 2020)Curated by Adrian Lahoud, the inaugural edition of the triennial is the first event of its kind in the region and draws on the city’s distinctive 1970s and 80s architecture.DecemberWorld Architecture FestivalVarious locations, Amsterdam (4-6 December)State of ExtremesDesign Museum Holon, Holon, Israel (11 December-30 April 2020)Survival ArchitectureMuseum of Craft and Design, San Francisco (19 December-3 May 2020)Design MiamiMiami Beach Convention Centre, Miami (4-8 December)One of the leading commercial design fairs in the world, Design Miami brings together some of the most influential dealers, designers and collectors, and coincides with Art Basel in Miami Beach.January IMM Cologne Furniture and Interiors FairKoelnmesse, Cologne (13-19 January)Maison & Objet/Paris Design WeekParc des Expositions de Villepinte, Paris (17-21 January)DesignTOVarious Locations, Toronto (17-27 January)

Dutch Design Week takes place at various locations across Eindhoven

FebruaryStockholm Design WeekVarious locations, Stockholm (3-9 February)Modernism Week Palm SpringsVarious locations, Palm Springs, California (13-23 February)CountrysideGuggenheim Museum, New York (20 February to Summer)Design IndabaVarious locations, Cape Town (26-28 February)MarchCollectible BelgiumVanderborght Building, Brussels (5-8 March) Melbourne Design WeekVarious locations, Melbourne (12-22 March) Design ShanghaiShanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai (12-15 March)The leading design event in Asia, Design Shanghai brings together top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private collectors from across the continent. Now entering its seventh year, the fair is moving to the city’s spacious convention centre to accommodate its largest edition yet.Arctic Design Week Various locations, Rovaniemi, Finland (18-24 March)Boston Design WeekVarious locations, Boston (25 March-5 April)AprilSalone del MobileFiera Milano Rho, Milan (21-26 April) Milan Design WeekVarious locations, Milan (21-26 April)

Milan’s Salone del Mobile coincides with the Italian city’s Design Week from 21-26 April 2020

May NYCxDESIGNVarious locations, New York, (May 2020)Queretaro Design WeekVarious locations, Querétaro, Mexico (2-5 May) ICCF—International Contemporary Furniture FairGallery, New York (17-20 May)Biennale ArchitetturaVarious locations, Venice (23 May-29 November)The most esteemed event of its kind in the world, the 17th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale explores pressing urban issues such as the need for more inclusive social housing and urban resources in both emerging and advanced economies, in response to widening political divides and growing wealth inequality. Called “How will we live together?” and curated by Hashim Sarkis, the dean of the school of architecture and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the exhibition will present national participants with their own exhibitions in the pavilions at the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as around the historic city centre of Venice. This edition will also include selected collateral events.June-September 2020 Barcelona Design WeekVarious locations, Barcelona (11-18 June)Design Miami BaselMesse Basel, Basel (18-21 June) LA Design FestivalVarious locations, Los Angeles (19-22 June)São Paulo Design WeekendVarious locations, São Paulo (August)London Design BiennialVarious locations, London (8-27 September 2020)Istanbul Design BiennialVarious locations, Istanbul (September 2020)

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