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September 2018
September 22 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm

4th Istanbul Design Biennial

A School of Schools is a multi-platform biennale that will use, test, and revise a variety of educational strategies to reflect on the role of design, knowledge, and global connectedness in contemporary Istanbul and beyond. Titled A School of Schools, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial will stretch both the space and time of the traditional design event, manifesting as a flexible year-long programme within which to respond to global acceleration, generating alternative methodologies, outputs, and forms of design and education.…

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September 30

West of Modernism: California Graphic Design, 1975–1995

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

The late 20th century was a transformational period for graphic design. Questioning the increasingly rigid rules of modernism, designers pressed for greater autonomy in their work. At the same time, dizzying advances in technology upended existing design and production processes. Far from the established New York design world, California became a haven for avant-garde designers, a hub of innovation in both discourse and practice. This exhibition is part of LACMA’s Graphic Design Initiative, an interdepartmental project spearheaded by the Decorative…

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September 30

Call For Ideas : Aqua 2018 Architecture Competition

Water – an element in nature that life is constantly surrounded by; an element that has given birth to life on Earth and continues to support it. Although we made our shift to land, our bond with water still remains significant as ever; it is an element that is a basic necessity for our survival. The life on Earth is today plagued by adverse climate changes, global warming, the increasing toxic emissions, rising population, and scarce land resources. With various…

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October 2018
October 2 @ 7:00 am - October 4 @ 6:00 pm

The Atlantic Festival

Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW
Washington, DC, DC 20004 United States

In its tenth year, Washington Ideas becomes The Atlantic Festival. Our new name pays homage to 161 years of award-winning journalism, analysis and storytelling, and captures the expansive nature of the event. Through in-depth interviews with some of today’s biggest thinkers and leaders in technology, politics, business and the arts, we will illuminate new ideas, and grapple with the most consequential issues of our time. From October 2 to 4, 2018, The Atlantic Festival will take over multiple blocks of Washington,…

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October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

University Center, 63 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10003 United States

Join us to celebrate the release of Urban Studies faculty Emily Bills' new book, co-authored with Sam Lubell and Pierluigi Serraino, "California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture by Marvin Rand". We'll hear from Bills and Lubell in their presentation on the book's role in architecture with time for Q & A. Reception to follow. California Captured is written by Emily Bills, Sam Lubell, and Pierluigi Serraino. Their essays share Rand’s personal and professional history and help to cement Rand’s legacy in…

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October 3 @ 6:00 pm

Danh Vo in Conversation with Hendrik Folkerts

Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603 United States

Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo draws upon his and others’ biographies and aspects of political history and social memory to dissect the forces that affect our lives in overt and unexamined ways. He analyzes the structures and processes that shape our identities, such as the American dream, capitalist culture, civic bureaucracy, colonial history, migration, and religion. His projects emerge from personal relationships and fortuitous encounters, taking their final form as objects and images that have accrued shifting layers of meaning…

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October 18 @ 7:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

WestEdge Design Fair

The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States

WestEdge is a three-day event that offers the best in modern design, all in an environment designed to engage, entertain and inspire. The fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium home furnishings brands-many new to the West Coast and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. In addition, attendees gain insight from leading names in the design industry with a full series of educational programs and special events. Home to internationally renowned museums, leading design schools, hundreds of…

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October 20 @ 11:00 am

Tracing/Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2018

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603 United States

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, readers of MAS Context will have the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at selected items from the Ryerson & Burnham Archives located at the Art Institute of Chicago. Five Chicago-based architects/offices will select items of the collection and discuss them in relationship to their practice, the discipline, and/or society. Nathaniel Parks, Art and Architecture archivist of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, will share the history of the same items. Participants include: Stewart Hicks and…

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October 26

Corner to Corner: International Call for Ideas to Re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has launched an international call for ideas to re-imagine Grosvenor Square in London, seeking ideas from all the creative industries - particularly from the fields of architecture and design - on how to rejuvenate the square particularly making it appeal to a broader range of people. In 2017, Grosvenor surveyed 1,000 Londoners and visitors to find out their views on how this public space should be used. The feedback was that awareness of the square was…

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October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Design Awards 2018

The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States

The event will honor the AIA|LA Design Award recipients and Presidential Honorees this year at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, then celebrate with them and Los Angeles’ architectural community at an après-event party and dinner. As is tradition, the festivities begin with a reception, in the pharaoh-themed courtyard of The Egyptian, followed by a ceremony to announce the 2018 AIA|LA Design Award recipients (for built projects), recipients of Next LA awards (work not yet built), and COTE LA awards…

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October 31


“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” With each passing year and subsequent technological advancement, man is becoming more and more apathetic about the natural ecosystem he was once an indispensable part of. There has been unprecedented destruction of nature and its key elements like forests, foliage, wildlife and marine habitats in order to satisfy the whims and fancies of the human race. It has and will lead to cataclysmic reactions like global climate change, loss…

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November 2018
November 7 @ 12:00 pm - November 8 @ 6:15 pm

Women in Design + Construction

The Westin Mission Hills, 71333 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In its third year, BD+C’s 2018 Women in Design+Construction conference is a groundbreaking event that will take place November 7-8 at The Westin Mission Hills Golf and Spa Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif. This high-energy networking opportunity allows you to connect with more than 125 top women who are motivating and leading AEC professionals across the industry. The support we have received from our 38-person WIDC Advisory Board and other leaders in the AEC market has been extraordinary. Highlighting the…

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