The COP26 climate conference, Dubai Design Week 2021 and New York’s ICFF 2021 furniture fair are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide that are taking place this month.
Read on for details of five highlights and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around the world.
31 October to 12 November, Scotland
COP26, the 26th edition of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, invites over 190 world leaders as well as various government officials, citizens and campaigners to Glasgow for 12 days of talks centred on how to tackle the climate crisis.
11 November has been set aside as a day dedicated to addressing the built environment’s significant contribution to global warming, called Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day.
Various events are open to the public throughout the event, including an installation created from 197 trees and plant species by British designer Es Devlin, and a virtual pavilion that contains exemplary low-carbon projects.
Dubai Design Week 2021
8 to 13 November, UAE
Dubai Design Week returns to the UAE’s capital with a week-long festival that includes a wide range of events designed to celebrate the region’s creativity.
Live programmes such as pop-up events will join a variety of exhibitions and other installations brought together for the purpose of showcasing and growing Dubai’s interdisciplinary creative community.
1 to 19 November, online
To mark our 15th birthday on 17 November, Dezeen hosts a free digital festival with a programme of events that considers how architecture and design can more positively impact the world.
Fifteen renowned figures will attempt to offer creative solutions to various world problems in the form of manifestos over the festival’s period, including Neri Oxman, Space Popular, Es Devlin and Joseph Grima.
Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will engage in live interviews with each contributor and discuss their manifesto’s ideas.
Design Miami/Podium x Shanghai
5 November to 14 July, China
This collectable design event curated by architecture and design curator Aric Chen and Violet Ruhui Wang is Design Miami’s first fair hosted in Asia.
Showcasing 20th century and contemporary design from established and emerging designers, Design Miami/Podium x Shanghai attempts to engage the public with Asia’s scope of creativity.
14 to 15 November, USA
Coinciding with design festival NYCxDesign, New York’s annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) features the work of both established and emerging designers from over 35 countries.
As well as furniture and lighting, textiles and accessories will be exhibited at the city’s renowned Javits Convention Center, which will mark the first year that the centre hosts the fair.
About Dezeen Events Guide
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