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See the list of architecture & design events, schools, institutions, conferences affected by Covid-19

United Kingdom Architecture News - Mar 17, 2020 - 09:48   2348 views

See the list of architecture & design events, schools, institutions, conferences affected by Covid-19

The worldwide increase of cases related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak caused many activities to be postponed or canceled. Undoubtedly, the architecture and design industry is just one of the industries affected by this global epidemic. Although we have announced architectural events or organizations on WAC News that temporarily close their doors or postponed due to the outbreak, we have collected a list of postponed or entirely canceled events around the world in a new list.

The list will be updated as long as we receive announcements from institutions and organizations and/or we reach them separately.

See the full list of postponed or cancelled events and happenings as well as schools, institutions around the world so far (in no particular order):


Architecture and design events, fairs, conferences 

UIA2020RIO: cancelled. UIA2020RIO has been postponed by one year to 18-22 July 2021.

AIA Conference on Architecture 2020: postponed. The annual architecture & design event, AIA Conference On Architecture 2020 was originally scheduled in Los Angeles on May 14-16, 2020. The Conference has been postponed until further notice. 

Venice Architecture Biennale 2020: postponed. The opening of the exhibition was planned to take place from May 23rd to November 29th, 2020, with the pre-opening dates on May 21-22, 2020 in Arsenale and Giardini venues. It has now been postponed to August 29th and it will continue until November 29th, 2020.

Salone del Mobile Milanpostponed. Milan's Salone del Mobile, the world's largest trade and design fair, was originally planned to be held between April 21-26, 2020. The event has been postponed to June 16-21, 2020.

MIPIM: postponed. The 2020 edition of the event was originally planned to be held on March 10-13, 2020 at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. It will now take place on June 2-5, 2020. 

Romanian Design Week: postponed. The 8th edition of Romanian Design Week was originally scheduled to take place between May 15-24, 2020. The event has been postponed. No new date has been announced yet.

Light + Building fair: postponed. The fair was planning to be held between March 8-13 in Frankfurt am Main. It has been rescheduled between September 27 and October 2, 2020.

Prague Design Week: postponed. The event was originally scheduled to be held from 1 to 5 April, the event has been postponed until further notice. No new date has been announced yet. 

Southern Sweden Design Days: postponed. The event was originally scheduled to be held from May 7-10, 2020. It has been postponed to September 10-13, 2020. 

PAD Paris: postponed. The fair was originally scheduled to take place from April 1 to 5, the event has been postponed to May 12-17, 2020. 

LightFair 2020: postponed. The annual LightFair was originally slated to occur May 3-7 in Las Vegas. The updated LightFair dates will be announced later.

Copenhagen Architecture Festival: postponed. The annual festival was originally scheduled to be held between April 23 and May 3. The event has been postponed until further notice. No new date has been announced yet. 

DesignMarch: postponed. The annual design festival in Iceland was originally scheduled to be held from March 8 to 13. The festival has been postponed until 24-28 June.

AJ Summit 2020: postponed. The Architects' Journal summit was originally planned to be held on April 2. It has been postponed to another date later in the year. New date will be announced once they have the new date/venue fixed.

Fabricate: postponed. The digital fabrication conference was originally planned to take place from April 2-4, the event has been postponed until further notice. No new date has been announced yet. 

Architecture Matters: postponed. The international conference on the future of architecture and cities was originally planned to take place from March 26 to 27, the conference has been postponed until October 29-30, 2020.

Brighton Design Show: postponed. The Brighton Design Show was originally scheduled to take place from April 2-5, 2020. The event has been postponed to 8-11 April 2021.

Norman Foster Foundations' Forum "Future is Now": cancelled. NFF's "Future is Now" forum was originally planned to take place in Madrid on 1 June. The event has been cancelled.

AIGA Design Conference: postponed. The conference was originally scheduled to be held from March 30 to April 1, 2020. The event has been postponed to November 12-14, 2020. 

Architectural Digest Design Show: postponed. The design show was originally scheduled to be held from March 19-22, 2020. It has been postponed to June 25-28, 2020.

TED 2020: postponed. A five-day stage program was originally planned to be held from April 20 to 24, 2020 in Vancouver. It has been postponed to July 20-26, 2020. 

Art Dubai: cancelled. The fair was originally planned to take place from March 25-28, 2020. It has been postponed to March 17-20, 2021. 

Art Basel Hon Kong: cancelled. The annual art event was originally scheduled to take place from March 19 to March 21, 2020. The next edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong will take place from March 25 to March 27, 2021. 

China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou) and China International Furniture Machinery & Furniture Raw Materials Fair 2020: postponed. The fairs were originally planned to take place from March 18-21 and 28-31 in Guangzhou. They have been postponed and new dates will be notified later. 

Design Shanghai Trade Fair: postponed. The fair was planned to be held from 12 to 15 March at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, will now hold its event from May 26 to May 29, 2020.

Festival of Design: cancelled. The third edition of Festival of Design conference was originally scheduled to be held from March 12 to 15. It has been cancelled. 

Shenzhen International Furniture Fair: postponed. The fair was originally planned to be held from March 19 to 22, it has been postponed to June 12-15, 2020. 

2020 National Architecture Conference: postponed. The 2020 edition of the conference was originally scheduled from May 7 to 9, 2020. It has been postponed until further notice.  No new date has been announced yet. 

Coachella: postponed. The annual music and arts festival was originally scheduled to be held from April 10-12 and 17-19 in Indio, California. The festival has been postponed to October 9-11 and 16-18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. 

CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference. postponed. The conference was originally planned to take place from April 5-7 in Chicago. The CTBUH Awards program will now be incorporated into the CTBUH 2020 Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Conference, which will take place from October 19 to 23. 

Tadao Ando-designed He Art Museum (HEM): postponed. The opening was originally scheduled to held opening for March 21. HEM is looking forward to finding a suitable date for its opening which will be announced later. 

2020 Architecture and Design Film Festival: cancelled. The festival in Washington, D.C. has been cancelled and it will return in 2021.


Institutions, museums, design centers

RIBA: RIBA has moved all RIBA CPD events to online only for the time being. All judging of the RIBA Awards has been postponed. It said "Where possible, we are arranging for these events to be available via live webinars and where that isn’t possible, we are rescheduling these events to later in the year. All other upcoming CPD events will be rescheduled for later in the year."

The Royal Academy: temporarily closed. The Royal Academy has closed its doors to the public until further notice. 

Vitra Design Museum: temporarily closed. Vitra Design Museum has closed its doors to visitors from 14th March 2020 until further notice. 

Serpentine Galleries: temporarily closed. The Serpentine Galleries has temporarily closed its doors to the public from March 17th until further notice.

Tate: temporarily closed. Tate has closed its four galleries, including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, to the public from March 17th until May 1.

Louvre Museum: temporarily closed. The Louvre Museum, with Tuileries Garden and Cour Carrée, has closed its doors to the public until further notice. 

the Design Museum: temporarily closed. the Design Museum has closed its doors to the public until further notice. 

The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion: temporarily closed. The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion has closed its doors to the public until further notice. 

V&A Dundee: temporarily closed. V&A Dundee has closed its doors to the public until further notice.  

The Met. temporarily closed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) has temporarily closed all three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—starting from March 13. The Met will remain closed until further notice. 

The AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design: temporarily closed. The AIA Philadelphia has closed its doors to the public until April 15, 2020. Dates are subjected to change. 

SFMOMA: temporarily closed. SFMOMA has closed the museum, and its stores and restaurants, from March 14–28, 2020, and postponed or cancelled all events, tours, and programs during this time. SFMOMA will remain closed until further notice.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: temporarily closed. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has closed its doors to the public until further notice. 

The Fondation Louis Vuitton: temporarily closed. The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris has closed its doors to the public until further notice. 

Sydney Opera House: temporarily closed. The Sydney Opera House has closed its doors and cancelled all its performances at the Opera House on Monday 16 March. The Sydney Opera House will remain closed until further notice. 

AIA New York and Center for Architecture: temporarily closed. AIA New York and Center for Architecture have closed its doors to the public starting this March 13 and will remain closed through Saturday, March 28. Dates are subjected to change. 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): temporarily closed. MoMA has closed its doors, with MoMA PS1, and the MoMA Design Stores on 53rd Street and in Soho, effective immediately, through March 30, 2020. Dates are subjected to change. 

Canadian Centre for Architecture: temporarily closed. The CCA has closed its doors, including the museum galleries, the bookstore, and the study room until further notice. They have also cancelled, postponed, or reformatted all public events through 30 May. 

The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg: temporarily closed. The Elbphilharmonie has cancelled all events starting from March 13 to April 30 2020. All events and house tours in both houses as well as all events of the Hamburg music at other venues omitted.

National Building Museum: temporarily closed. The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. has closed its doors and cancelled all public programs until April 30. The museum will remain closed until further notice. 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum: temporarily closed. The Cooper Hewitt and all Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, have temporarily closed its doors to the public starting Saturday, March 14. Cooper Hewitt and all Smithsonian museums will remain closed until further notice.


Schools

MIT: temporarily closed. All classes have been cancelled at the MIT for the week of Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. This will allow faculty and instructors two weeks to organize a full transition to online instruction starting from March 30 and will continue to the end of the semester.

Harvard GSD: temporarily closed. Harvard GSD has cancelled all spring 2020 public programs and events. It has shifted its curriculum to online coursework. 

Yale School of Architecture: temporarily closed. The Yale School of Architecture has suspended all its events and programming through at least April 5th. In a statement by Deborah Berke, the University recommends that all graduate and professional students remain off-campus through the academic year and finish the term remotely.

Middle East Technical University: temporarily closed. METU has announced on March 13th that all classes have been cancelled at the campus for 3 weeks as of 16 March 2020. Educational activities will not be carried out or exams executed via distant or online applications. The university also cancelled all its activities planned to be held in March and April 2020 (ODTÜart, activities of student clubs and societies, symposiums and conferences, workshops, Promotional Activities towards High Schools, Society and Science Center activities, Alumni Office activities). The university has restricted campus entrances for three weeks from 18th March 2020 to 8th April 2020.

The Cooper Union: temporarily closed. The Cooper Union has closed its doors. They also announced the suspension of their public programming in the coming weeks. The Cooper Union campus has moved to a remote work week with campus buildings closed to all but essential personnel as of Saturday March 14 through Sunday, March 22. 

Columbia GSAPP: temporarily closed. Columbia GSAPP has suspended all Spring 2020 public programming and events. Columbia GSAPP will remain open but all classes for the remainder of the semester will be conducted online.

Princeton University: temporarily closed. Princeton University has closed its doors until further notice. All lectures and seminars will be virtual. 

Pratt Institute: temporarily closed. The Pratt Institute has announced on March 16 that beginning Monday, March 30, as previously announced, classes will no longer meet in person. All instructions will continue online for the remainder of the semester. The institute said "following Spring Break and the study week scheduled for the week of March 23, classes will resume online on a regular schedule as of Monday, March 30." The institute closed all campus academic facilities (classrooms, labs, shops, studios, libraries, etc.) until further notice. 

Southern California Institute of Architecture: temporarily closed. The SCI-Arc has postponed a number of lectures and exhibitions as part of its spring semester program until further notice. Classes and studios will continue remotely via ZOOM, or alternate methods. 

UC Berkeley: The UC Berkeley has decided to continue to offer instruction remotely via Zoom, teleconferencing and other virtual platforms for lecture, discussion, and seminar courses (as well as other types of courses such as laboratory, clinic, and studio courses, that have already successfully developed strategies for remote learning) through the end of the semester.

Kent StateStarting from March 10th, the school has cancelled face-to-face classes, and will use remote instruction until April 13.

Rice university: The university has cancelled all public events through April 30, 2020. Also, the scheduled Spring Lecture Series, and their annual Architecture Tour and Civic Forum have been postponed until further notice. Rice would be moving to complete remote delivery of classes for the remainder of the spring semester.

Cornell University: The university has announced that starting from March 10th it will be moving to virtual instruction, asking faculty to begin the transition before spring break. And after the break all instruction will remain online for the remainder of the semester, Cornell states.

UCLA: transition to remote instruction. The university has also announced that The university has suspended in-person classes wherever possible and transition to online platforms through April 10, which is the end of the second week of Spring Quarter. Campus remains open, including housing, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories.

Pennsylvania State University: transition to remote instruction. Penn State has announced that all classes will be held online Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. 

Carnegie Mellon: transition to remote instruction. The University announced on March 11th that all CMU graduate and undergraduate programs on the Pittsburgh campus will move to remote, virtual or alternative teaching and assessment. Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley and Qatar campuses have already transitioned to online instruction, and they are working with all global locations to help them make the appropriate determination for their campuses.

Washington University in St. Louis: transition to remote instruction. The university has announced its Twitter account that undergraduates will complete the spring semester from their permanent home residences. Spring break for the Danforth Campus will be extended for an additional week and there will be no academic instruction until Monday, March 23. Spring break on the Medical Campus also will be extended. All classes will shift to online instruction.

Morgan State University: transition to remote instruction. The university has announced that Morgan State University has cancelled all regularly scheduled classes for the remainder of the week. Upon return from Spring Break on Monday, March 23 and for a period of at least two weeks, Morgan State University will be suspending all in-class instruction and institute remote, online learning protocols for all students. At the end of the two-week period, on or about April 3, the University will reassess the implementation of remote class instruction.

Tulane University: transition to remote instruction: The university has announced that all classes are suspended for the week of March 16. Tulane School of Architecture will remain open during normal operating hours. Starting the week of March 23 all classes will resume entirely online.

University of Maryland: transition to remote instruction: The University of Maryland has announced that all classes will be moving online following spring break until at least April 10. Students depart for spring break and will not return to campus until at least April 10, 2020. UMD will be open for staff Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, March 20, 2020, as planned.

Woodbury University School of Architecture: transition to remote instruction: The university has postponed all its public lectures and events through April 6th. In a letter from the college's president on March 12th it was announced that the campus will temporarily shift to online instruction starting March 23rd.

Roger Williams University: transition to remote instruction: The university has announced on March 13th that the RWU will shift to online and alternate modes of instruction starting March 23. 521 faculty members are working to transition 1,640 courses to online and alternate methods. Instructors are beginning to contact their students with instructions and logistics for their courses. The university has cancelled all external groups and University events (on- and off-campus) of 50 or more attendees now through March 29.  

Istanbul Technical University: temporarily closed. In an announcement published on March 13th, the university stated that it suspended all classes and activities for 3 weeks starting from 16 March 2020. Education and training activities, academic exchange programs, social and cultural activities, sports competitions, etc. of higher education institutions and all foreign activities (including those already planned) with a wide range of academic, or administrative staff or student participation have been cancelled until further notice.

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University: temporarily closed. The university cancelled all its classes and activities for 3 weeks as of March 16, 2020. 

Yildiz Technical University: temporarily closed. The university announced on March 12th that it cancelled all of its ongoing and upcoming indoor activities until further notice. 

Top image courtesy of The Met