Dezeen Guide: design events in Singapore, Dubai and Belgrade (pictured) feature in this month's update, along with six others taking place during October.
World Architecture Festival
Singapore, Singapore – 1-3 October 2014
The World Building of the Year is announced as part of a series of conferences and parties at the Marina Bay Sands resort, coinciding with the Inside Festival of Interiors.
Design Week Portland
Portland, USA – 4-11 October 2014
Process, craft, and practice in design are explored during this week-long festival in the US state of Oregon’s principal city.
Belgrade Design Week
Belgrade, Serbia – 6-11 October 2014
Serbian design is showcased alongside a conference that has previously attracted speakers such as Bjarke Ingels, Clemens Weisshaar and Jamie Hayón.
Kortrijk, Belgium – 17-26 October 2014
Contemporary design is shown at this exhibition in Kortrijk, where accolades are presented to Designer of the Year and Interieur awards winners.
Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, Netherlands – 18-26 October 2014
Young and upcoming Netherlands-based designers present conceptual and experimental design across the city. Includes the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate show, Dutch Design Awards and DOEN Materiaalprijs.
Cologne, Germany – 21-25 October 2014
Trade fair exhibiting furniture, lighting, flooring, acoustics and media technology for workspaces, plus industry experts look at trends and best practice in the Trend Forum panel discussions.
Downtown Design Dubai
Dubai, UAE – 28-31 October 2014
International designers present furniture, lighting, textiles and technology to the rapidly growing markets of the Middle East and North Africa.
Venice Architecture Biennale
Venice, Italy – ongoing
Rem Koolhaas curates this year's biennale on the theme of Fundamentals, charting the emergence of "a single modern language" in global architecture. See Dezeen's coverage of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 »
Ljubljana, Slovenia – ongoing
Designers from all disciplines work in 12 teams to devise possible futures for design over the course of six months. The results will be judged by a panel including Konstantin Grcic and Alice Rawsthorn, then presented at the opening of the city's fiftieth Biennial of Design.
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