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Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 3 April

Daily coronavirus briefing: today's architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes a colourful message of thanks designed by Morag Myerscough, a social distancing-market and Cannes Lions news.

Morag Myerscough creates colourful thank you to health workers

British designer Morag Myerscough has collaborated with In Good Company to create "a message of thanks and love to our incredible dedicated frontline workers", which has been installed on a billboard in Leeds. (via Morag Myerscough Instagram).

Protestors light up New York skyscraper with "Send More Ventilators" projection

Art-activist group The Illuminator has protested the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic by projecting calls to action onto a New York skyscraper (via Dezeen).

Google publishes changes in local travel during pandemic

Google is publishing a series of Community Mobility Reports that will chart movement trends in different communities during the pandemic. "Each Community Mobility Report is broken down by location and displays the change in visits to places like grocery stores and parks," explained the company (via Google).

Shift Architecture Urbanism designs social distancing into the food market

Dutch studio Shift Architecture Urbanism has developed a model for a street food market where people can buy fresh produce without coming into contact with one another (via Dezeen).

Video reveals inside of NHS Nightingale coronavirus hospital

A video has revealed the inside of NHS Nightingale in east London, which is now reportedly the world's largest intensive care unit. Yesterday BDP's James Hepburn explained how the ExCel conference centre was converted into NHS Nightingale to Dezeen (via Evening Standard).

Seven design-related Instagram accounts for a break from coronavirus news

With people self-isolating around the world, creatives and cultural institutions are using Instagram to entertain their bored followers. Social media assistant Daria Casalini has put together a list of light-hearted design and architecture accounts that offer respite from the news (via Dezeen).

London's Architecture Foundation launches 100 Day Studio

The Architecture Foundation has launched a series of hour-long online events, which will include lectures, interviews, building tours, panel discussions and quizzes. The events will take place from 6 April to 27 August during the coronavirus outbreak (via Architecture Foundation).

Columbia University's MFA students demand a refund for tuition fees

Students in the Visual Arts Program at Columbia University have called for a refund for their studio-based courses and a free additional semester, following the school's transition to online learning during the outbreak (via Art News).

Cannes Lions 2020 cancelled

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and the associated awards ceremony, has been cancelled. It was originally due to take place 22-26 June and had already been moved to 26-30 October, but organisers have now decided that the event will not go ahead (via Campaign).

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit launches online marketplace

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) has established a online market place for artists whose have been impacted by coronavirus to sell their works (via Art News).

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.

Photo is of Morag Myerscough and In Good Company's billboard in Leeds.