Virtual Design Festival

Ron Arad presents digital version of DFWTM in week two of VDF

Virtual Design Festival week two includes SO-IL, Ron Arad and Beatie Wolfe

Week two of Virtual Design Festival features an architecture photography festival, a celebration of Earth Day, interviews with SO-IL and Ron Arad and a live music performance by Beatie Wolfe. Here's what's coming up this week.

Click here for the full schedule of everything taking place between 15 April and June 30, or view weekly previews here. See last week's highlights. All times are UK times.

Monday 20 April


Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) takes over VDF for the day, presenting three exclusive videos about the Beeline installation by SO-IL and the accompanying exhibition Currents – Temporary Architectures by SO-IL, plus a live interview with SO-IL founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu.

11:00am Exclusive video about SO-IL's Beeline installation
1:00pm Premiere of SO-IL documentary
2:00pm Live interview with SO-IL
4:00pm Video about SO-IL's Currents exhibition

Tuesday 21 April

VDF x Zoomed In

We team up with new architecture photography festival Zoomed In for a series of talks and screenings celebrating architecture's image-makers.

11:00am Photographing infrastructure panel discussion
2:00pm Talk about the human landscape in architecture
5:00pm Panel discussion on images and the media
7:00pm Screening by View Pictures

Wednesday 22 April

VDF x The World Around x Earth Day

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.

1:00pm Live interview with The World Around curator Beatrice Galilee
2:00pm Broadcast of part one of the symposium, titled Rethink
4:00pm Broadcast of part two of the symposium, titled Reimagine
6:00pm Design Earth interview by Carson Chan
7:00pm Earth Day illustrations by Mona Chalabi
8:00pm Broadcast of part three of the symposium, titled Recreate
9:30pm Premiere of The Transscalar Architecture of COVID-19 short film

Watch all the talks here.

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Thursday 23 April

VDF x Ron Arad

Ron Arad will present a digital version of an exhibition called DFWTM (top image) that was due to be held at OTI gallery in Los Angeles, but which has been cancelled due to coronavirus.

11:00am Premiere of Arad's short movie about DFWTM
2:00pm Live interview

VDF x Terreform One

In a live discussion taking place at 5:00pm, Mitch Joachim of non-profit architect Terreform One brings together authors Eran Chen of ODA, Julia Watson and Paul Miller AKA DJ Spooky to discuss their new books and how they address sustainability in a post-covid world.

5:00pm Live discussion and book launch

Friday 24 April

VDF x Beatie Wolfe

Beatie Wolfe, who has been described as a "musical weirdo and visionary," shares her music and artworks with VDF, and will conduct a live interview and performance.

11:00am Online premiere of Orange Juice for the Ears documentary
1:00pm Exclusive preview of Red to Green, an environmental protest piece
3:00pm Essay on the power of music
5:00pm Live interview and performance