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Virtual Design Festival week three includes Chris Precht

Virtual Design Festival week three includes Chris Precht, Gary Hustwit, UNStudio, Paola Antonelli and more

Week three of Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival includes takeovers by Prague urbanism conference reSITE and design platform Ventura Projects, a new series of live architecture interviews, the launch of VDF's products fair and an interview with filmmaker Gary Hustwit. Plus we'll be streaming the entire Dezeen Day conference for those who missed it!

Further details will be added as we confirm them. Click here for the full schedule of everything taking place between 15 April and June 30, including links to things that have already happened. See last week's highlights. All times are UK times.

Monday 27 April


Prague-based conference reSITE, a non-profit organisation acting to improve the urban environment, will curate an exclusive selection of lectures from the reSITE 2019 REGENERATE conference.

11:00am Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Indaba
1:00pm Marianthi Tatari of UNStudio
3:00pm Chris Precht of architect Precht
5:00pm Bianca Wylie of Tech Reset Canada
7:00pm Development in China discussion

Tuesday 28 April

VDF Screentime architecture interviews

A series of 20 live Screentime interviews with leading architects around the world kicks off today in partnership with Enscape, the real-time rendering and virtual reality plugin for architectural visualisation.

Screentime: Chris Precht

Today's inaugural interview features environmental architect Chris Precht of Austrian studio Precht.

VDF products fair

Our products platform launches with the first batch of new releases from brands and designers.

Wednesday 29 April

VDF x Ventura Projects

Dutch design platform Ventura Projects will present new work by around 70 young designers.

10:ooam: 67 Designers virtual exhibition
11:00am: Hello Humanity: Dutch Design for a Holistic World exhibition
12:00pm: Channelling Change: Inside A Designer's Brain exhibition
2:00pm: Facing the Future live panel discussion

Thursday 30 April

VDF x Fritz Hansen

VDF has teamed up with Fritz Hansen to celebrate the centenary of the birth of influential Italian designer Vico Magistretti.

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs interviews the Danish furniture brand's head of design Christian Andresen about has Magistretti's Vico Duo chair, which has been reissued.

Plus the brand has launched three new products on the VDF products fair.

Screentime: Dong-Ping Wong 

Marcus Fairs interviews Dong-Ping Wong, architect and founding director of New York-based Food New York, for our Screentime series in partnership with Enscape.

VDF x Dezeen Day

A chance to experience the best of the inaugural Dezeen Day, six months after the architecture and design conference took place in London. The entire day will be streamed, including keynotes by Paola Antonelli, Liam Young and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.

Friday 1 May

VDF x Gary Hustwit

VDF teams up with filmmaker Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica and other design-focused movies, for a live interview, exclusive photos from his archive plus a free screening of his feature film about Dieter Rams.

The interview will be followed by an exclusive free screening of his feature film Rams. The documentary features legendary designer Dieter Rams, whose work at Braun and Vitsoe left an indelible mark on the world of product design, but who now regrets being a designer.

As part of VDF, Rams is available to view free until 12:00am on Sunday 3 May.

Screentime: Gary Hustwit

A live interview with the film director about his Rams documentary and other design films.

Screentime: Alison Brooks

Marcus Fairs interviews British architect Alison Brooks, founder of Alison Brooks Architects and the only British architect to have won the RIBA Stirling Prize, the RIBA Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Part of our Screentime series in partnership with Enscape.