DesignMarch and 3 Days of Design postponed due to coronavirus

DesignMarch and 3 Days of Design postponed due to coronavirus but NYCxDesign "continues as planned"

As DesignMarch in Iceland and 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen become the latest design events to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Dezeen Events Guide has created a dedicated page listing all major events affected by the virus.

Organisers of DesignMarch made the decision to postpone its event from March to late June, while 3 Days of Design has been pushed back from March until September.

However, organisers of New York's main design festival, due to be held from 12 to 20 May, said they are "we are working to ensure NYCxDesign continues as planned".

The postponements are the latest in a stream of recent announcements of events either having to reschedule, cancel or go online. All of the major design and architecture events that have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak are listed on a dedicated page on Dezeen Events Guide.

Events across North America postponed

In the past week, numerous events scheduled to take place in March, April and May in North America have been postponed or cancelled as the coronavirus outbreak in the United States has become more serious. At present, there have been over 1,000 cases reported in the country.

The Architectural Digest Design Show in New York, South by Southwest in Austin, TED 2020 in Vancouver, Collision in Toronto and Legends of La Cienega in Los Angeles have all been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Architectural Digest Design Show, which was scheduled to take place 19-22 March in New York, made the decision to postpone until 25-28 June. In Los Angeles, the board of the La Cienega Design Quarter chose to cancel its Legends 2020 event, which was due to take place 5-7 May.

In Canada, the four-day TED 2020 conference, which was set to take place 20-24 April in Vancouver, was postponed until 20-26 July.

Other organisations have made the decision to replace physical events with online offerings as part of a trend for designers, universities and brands to take their activities online in reaction to the spread of the virus.

Organisers of the Collision technology conference said the event, set to take place 22-25 June, would now take place online and be rebranded as Collision from Home. "Collision, 22-25 June 2020, will still happen for our 30,000 attendees. But online."

SXSW said it was "exploring options to reschedule the event and are working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience as soon as possible for 2020 participants".

"NYCxDESIGN continues as planned"

While events across North America are being forced to postpone or cancel due to the coronavirus outbreak, NYCxDesign said it will go ahead as planned.

"As we carefully monitor the situation around coronavirus, we are working to ensure NYCxDesign continues as planned," organisers said. "We will be keeping in close touch with public officials and our partners and will continue to assess and adjust as we have additional information."

Across Europe and the Middle East, the coronavirus outbreak continued to impact events with PAD Paris, which was due to take place 1-5 April was postponed until 12-17 May, while Art Dubai, which was due to take place 25-28 March, postponed indefinitely.

The Norman Foster Foundation's Forum: "Future is Now" event, which was set to take place in Madrid on 1 June, was cancelled.

"Our board of trustees has reluctantly come to this conclusion in the light of the continuing spread of the coronavirus and in particular its implications on international travel," wrote Norman Foster in a letter explaining the decision.

In Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects postponed its 2020 National Architecture Conference, which was set to take place 20-22 June, until 2021.

The coronavirus outbreak has already impacted numerous events, with Milan's Salone del Mobile and the Venice Architecture Biennale being the most high-profile events that have been postponed.

Keep up with developments by following Dezeen's coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. For news of impacted events, check Dezeen Events Guide's dedicated coronavirus page.

Photograph is by Helgi Halldórsson.