Virtual Design Festival

Musician Rosey Chan will perform live at VDF

Virtual Design Festival cultural programme includes collaborations with partners around the world

Virtual Design Festival runs from 15 April to 30 June and will host a rolling programme of online talks, lectures, movies, product launches and more. Click here to see the full schedule.

Confirmed cultural partners so far include Li Edelkoort, who will share her latest thoughts on coronavirus in a live interview on 15 April. It follows her interview with Dezeen last month, which has become Dezeen's most-read story of all time with 750,000 page views.

Cultural partnerships

We've teamed up with PechaKucha, the Tokyo-based rapid-fire presentation format, to live stream its first-ever virtual global event on 16 April.

Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) will take over VDF for the day on 20 April, presenting three exclusive videos about the Beeline installation by SO-IL and the accompanying exhibition Currents – Temporary Architectures by SO-IL.

Earth Day

On 22 April, The World Around curates a celebration of Earth Day on Dezeen. The World Around founder Beatrice Galilee will host a series of interviews with architects and visionaries working on environmental issues around the world.

Ron Arad will present a digital version of an exhibition called DFWTM on 23 April. The exhibition was due to be held at OTI gallery in Los Angeles, but has been cancelled due to coronavirus.

Live music

Virtual Design Festival will also include musical performances, with Beatie Wolfe, who has been described as a "musical weirdo and visionary," conducting a live interview and performance on 24 April.

On 15 May, musician Rosey Chan (pictured) will conduct an interview and special performance, plus share some of her music-based collaborations with designers.

Film screenings

There will also be a number of film screenings throughout VDF, including an exclusive screening of a film by filmmaker Gary Hustwit on 1 May and a series of video interviews with fashion designer Iris van Herpen on 6 May and Archigram founders Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton on 11 May.

In addition to these events, we're aiming to include a VDF video message and a live interview each workday during the festival.

We'll be adding more events to the schedule as they are finalised, so keep checking for the latest programme and timings.