Week four of Virtual Design Festival sees collaborations with New York gallery Friedman Benda, a special performance by Studio Drift, a celebration of fashion designer Iris van Herpen, a cocktail masterclass with Milan's Bar Basso and a live tour of a castle.
To catch up on what you missed so far, check out the VDF weekly highlights posts looking back on what happened in previous weeks. See the full VDF schedule. All times are UK times and are liable to change.
Monday 4 May
VDF x Dezeen Awards
With the entry deadline for Dezeen Awards less than 30 days away, we've brought together eight judges and winners to discuss their work and the role of awards in architecture and design for a virtual drop-in with Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs sponsored by design brand Hem.
4:00pm Screentime: Carlo Ratti
Marcus Fairs interviews Italian architect Carlo Ratti, founder of Carlo Ratti Associati, which works in everything from furniture to urban planning. The architect recently designed a shipping-container intensive care unit together with Italo Rota. This interview is part of our Screentime series in partnership with Enscape.
Tuesday 5 May
11:00am VDF x Friedman Benda
Today we launch a collaboration with the New York City gallery, sharing one video per week from its Design in Dialogue series of conversations with designers hosted by curator and historian Glenn Adamson.
2:00pm Screentime: Space Popular
Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg of multidisciplinary design and research practice Space Popular will join Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs for a live conversation as part of our Screentime series in partnership with Enscape.
5:00pm VDF x Studio Drift
Virtual Design Festival teams up with Studio Drift to live stream a secret performance, which will be announced on the day. Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs speaks to Studio Drift co-founders Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta in a live interview at 5:00pm. The performance will be streamed from 9:00pm.
Wednesday 6 May
VDF x Iris van Herpen
Dezeen will launch an exclusive series of video interviews with the Dutch fashion designer.
5:00pm Screentime: Jimenez Lai
Thursday 7 May
Maurizio Stochetto, owner of the design world's favourite bar, will share his Bar Basso cocktail recipes and tell the history of the legendary Milanese institution.
2:00pm Screentime: Harriet Harriss
Saturday 9 May
VDF x Schloss Hollenegg
Dezeen collaborates with Schloss Hollenegg in Austria for a virtual tour of the castle and its Walden exhibition with curator, castle owner and real-life princess Alice Stori Liechtenstein.
Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival. Produced by Dezeen and running from 15 April to 30 June, it features a rolling schedule of interviews, movies, product launches, live streams and collaborations. To join the VDF mailing list or to find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Press information can be found here.