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Five architecture and design events this month from Dezeen Events Guide

A retrospective covering more than 400 projects by architecture firm MVRDV is among the events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this December.

Photograph is by Aad Hoogendoorn.
Photograph is by Aad Hoogendoorn.

A retrospective covering more than 400 projects by architecture firm MVRDV is among the events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month, alongside major design fairs in Miami and Shenzhen.

Other events taking place in December include a CPD webinar on Chris Precht’s recently completed modular treehouse Bert and a keynote on art and architecture from Foster + Partners‘ Spencer de Grey, hosted as part of this year’s virtual World Architecture Festival.

Read on for details of five highlights and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around the world.

Upcoming events include exhibitions by MVRDV (top image) and Dior at Design Miami (above)
Upcoming events include exhibitions by MVRDV (top image) and Dior at Design Miami (above)

Design Miami
1 to 5 December, USA

Following the cancellation of last year’s event, Design Miami will once again take over the Miami Beach Convention Centre this December alongside Art Basel, as the city celebrates the return of Miami Art Week.

Now in its 17th year, the collectible design fair is set to exhibit work from more than 220 international galleries, with new furniture collections by Rick Owens and Lebanese designer Khaled El Mays on show alongside a surreal silver bedroom installation by Crosby Studios.

A simultaneous programme of events and exhibitions will be taking place in locations across the city, including the hotly anticipated Miami outpost of gallery Superblue.

Here, visitors can find a new permanent cafe designed by Yinka Illori as well as the Dior Medallion Chair Exhibition, which will see seating designs by Nendo, India Mahdavi, Atang Tshikare and other greats on display in the US for the first time.

WAF Digital
1 to 3 December, online

The World Architecture Festival is going virtual for the second year in a row, offering what the organisers describe as the “widest access to the largest amount of content in the history of the festival”.

Spread across three days, the live-streamed conference will see Grimshaw partner Kirsten Lees discuss the firm’s design for the Arter Contemporary Art Museum in Istanbul, while Foster + Partners’ head of design Spencer de Grey will give a keynote on how art can be incorporated into the built environment.

Beyond that, the programme features a particular focus on sustainable cities, spanning everything from local food production to the logistics of creating low-carbon high-density infrastructure, with Helsinki’s chief design officer Hanna Harris set to discuss how the Finnish capital is planning to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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