Dezeen Guide: things might be winding down towards the end of the year, but there are still design events opening in Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro and Seoul (pictured) this month.
Istanbul Design Biennial
Istanbul, Turkey – 1 November - 14 December 2014
The second edition of the biennial is coordinated by British curator Zoë Ryan under the theme The Future Is Not What It Used To Be.
Semana Design Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 5-9 November 2014
Rio de Janeiro hosts five days of lectures, case studies and workshops in two of the city's design districts.
Seoul Design Week
Seoul, South Korea – 26-30 November 2014
Design, fashion and architecture are displayed and discussed at events around Seoul. Talks by architect Rem Koolhaas and fashion designer Olivier Theyskens.
Venice Architecture Biennale
Venice, Italy – until 23 November 2014
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 – until 7 December 2014
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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