VDF week five

Archigram, Faye Toogood, Reiulf Ramstad and Rosey Chan feature at VDF this week

In week five of Virtual Design Festival we team up with former Archigram members Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton for an exclusive video series, plus our live Screentime interviews feature Rael San Fratello, Standard Architecture, Ben van Berkel and more.

Also on the schedule is a collaboration with conference Architects not Architecture, a discussion with Faye Toogood as part of our collaboration with Friedman Benda gallery and an interview and special performance from musician Rosey Chan.

To catch up on what you missed so far, check out the VDF weekly highlights posts looking back on what happened in previous weeks, and see the full VDF schedule. All times are UK times and are liable to change.


Monday 11 May

12:00pm VDF x Archigram

Dezeen will launch an exclusive series of video interviews with architects Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton, former members of  influential architecture collective Archigram. The collaboration is sponsored by Enscape.

2:00pm Screentime: Stefan Behnisch

Today’s interview for VDF’s Screentime series, in partnership with Enscape, is with Stefan Behnisch of German studio Behnisch Architekten.


Tuesday 12 May

10:00am VDF x Friedman Benda

The second video from Virtual Design Festival’s collaboration with Friedman Benda, featuring designer Faye Toogood, launches. This is part of the gallery’s Design in Dialogue series.

12:00pm VDF x Archigram

Former Archigram members Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton discuss the avant-garde collective’s influential Plug-In City project in the second video interview in our exclusive series.

5:00pm Screentime: Virginia San Fratello

Architect Virginia San Fratello of studio Rael San Fratello is in conversation with Marcus Fairs for this episode of our Screentime series, in partnership with Enscape.


Wednesday 13 May

VDF x Architects not Architecture

Virtual Design Festival will show three talks from Architects not Architecture featuring well-known architects talking about their paths, their influences and experiences.

Among the architects taking part are Reiulf Ramstad of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and Francine Houben of Dutch studio Mecanoo.

12:00pm VDF x Archigram

Former Archigram member Peter Cook discusses the collective’s Instant City project in the third video interview in our exclusive series.

3:30pm Screentime: Ben van Berkel

Wednesday’s Screentime series in partnership with Enscape features Ben van Berkel, co-founder of Dutch architecture firm UNStudio.


Thursday 14 May

12:00pm VDF x Archigram

Former Archigram member Dennis Crompton discusses the project the influential architecture collective almost built in Monte Carlo, until it was scuppered by the financial crash in the 1970s, in the final instalment of our exclusive video interview series.

5:00pm Screentime: Standard Architecture

Standard Architecture founders Silvia Kuhle and Jeffrey Allsbrook join Virtual Design Festival live from Los Angeles for this Screentime conversation in partnership with Enscape.


Friday 15 May

VDF x Rosey Chan

Musician Rosey Chan will conduct an interview and special performance, plus share some of her music-based collaborations with designers.


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 vdf@dezeen.com. Press information can be found here.