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Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

WA Contents • May 18, 2020 • 1324

Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

Venice Architecture Biennale has announced that this year's Architecture Biennale has been cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The exhibition was previously scheduled from August 29th through November 29th 2020, but the organizers of the Biennale have decided to cancel this year's exhibition in Venice, Italy.

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition, themed as "How Will We Live Together?" - curated by Hashim Sarkis, will now take place from Saturday, May 22nd to Sunday, November 21st, 2021.

"Consequently, the 59th International Art Exhibition, curated by Cecilia Alemani, which was to take place in 2021, has in turn been postponed to 2022. It will last 7 months and will be held from Saturd (...)

Fundació Mies van der Rohe releases online activities for Barcelona Architecture Week 2020

WA Contents • May 12, 2020 • 871

Fundació Mies van der Rohe releases online activities for Barcelona Architecture Week 2020

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe has released more than 100 activities that anyone can participate from their home for the 2020 Barcelona Architecture Week. The fourth edition of this event has started on Thursday 7 May and offers over a hundred activities adapted into a virtual format, inviting people to open a new window and delve into the world of architecture from home, through the internet, social media, television and radio.The 2020 Barcelona Architecture Week is held between May 7 to 17, 2020. The remote programme features over a hundred activities, including streamed talks and meetings, debates, virtual tours of various spaces in the city and other content created from the new frontiers being generated by the current situation.This ye (...)

Corporate Architectural Practices Seminar

Javad Eiraji • Apr 22, 2020 • 701

Corporate Architectural Practices Seminar

In the following of Architects' day programs in Turkey, Faculty of Architecture and Design of Eskisehir Technical University beside "Beauties of Traditional Architecture of Iran and Turkey" seminar, holds another online seminar entitled "Corporate Architectural Practices".

Bugrahan Sirin from HPP Architects, will speak about the organization of global corporate architectural firms in this seminar and will share his experiences in this area.

This online seminar also will be on 22 April 2020, at 18:00 after the first seminar and will take place in the form of video conferencing on the Zoom platform and will be open to the participation of anyone who wishes.

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Beauties of Traditional Architecture of Iran and Turkey

Javad Eiraji • Apr 21, 2020 • 880

Beauties of Traditional Architecture of Iran and Turkey

Due to great Turkish architect Mimar Sinan's memorial day and architects' Day in Turkey, Faculty of Architecture and Design of Eskisehir Technical University holds an architectural seminar, entitled "The Beauties of Traditional Architecture of Iran and Turkey", which Iranian academic faculty member and architect Dr. Javad Eiraji from Islamic Azad University-Hashtgerd Branch has been invited as speaker.

This cultural-architectural online seminar will be on 22 April 2020, at 17:00 and will take place in the form of video conferencing on the Zoom platform and will be open to the participation of anyone who wishes.

All participants can visit the official seminar page for more information and details.

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Harvard GSD announces series of virtual public events for April

WA Contents • Apr 9, 2020 • 1745

Harvard GSD announces series of virtual public events for April

After cancelling all physical public events in February, Harvard GSD has now organized a series of online public events, all of which require registration.

Please visit the GSD’s homepage to see the School’s public programs, exhibitions, and other news. Past Harvard GSD events can be viewed on the School’s YouTube channel.

April program includes webinars and talks where speakers will discuss about different topics, like an online screening of Heinz Emigholz’s Goff in the Desert, Moreno Mateos' "How ecosystems recover from ancient human impacts", Oana Stănescu's design process which is seen through the lens of a range of projects in progress.

See the full program for April below:

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

WA Contents • Mar 10, 2020 • 1001

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 • 1789

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 • 1896

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 • 1692

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 • 1816

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 (...)