Frida Escobedo, Junya Ishigami, Eva Jiřičná and Tom Dixon feature at VDF this week
Week seven of Virtual Design Festival features a special collaboration with designer Tom Dixon and talks with architects including Frida Escobedo and Junya Ishigami. We also premiere a new film by Laura Mark and Jim Stephenson, in which architect Eva Jiřičná discusses some of Zaha Hadid's most iconic buildings.
Escobedo and Ishigami will be joined by architects Stefano Boeri and Sumayya Vally of Counterspace in a live talk as part of a new VDF collaboration with Therme Art.
Also in the schedule this week is a conversation with designer Stephen Burks as part of our ongoing Design in Dialogue collaboration with Friedman Benda gallery.
Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs also speaks to conceptual material designer Shahar Livne in the latest talk in our Screentime series of live design talks sponsored by Philips TV & Sound.
Meanwhile, Kulapat Yantrasat of wHY Architecture and Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects feature in our ongoing architecture Screentime series sponsored by Enscape.
We are now more than halfway through VDF. To catch up on what you've missed so far, check out Fairs' selection of highlights from the first half of the festival. For what's to come, see the full VDF schedule. All times are UK times and are liable to change.
Tuesday 26 May
8:00am VDF x Friedman Benda
Designer Stephen Burks features in the next of New York gallery Friedman Benda's Design in Dialogue interviews that we are publishing as part of VDF.
4:00pm VDF x Mark & Stephenson
Today marks the start of Virtual Design Festival's collaboration with film-makers Laura Mark and Jim Stephenson, who will be showing three of their films as part of VDF. We will be premiering the never-before-seen film titled Zaha Hadid: Words by Eva Jiřičná today at 4:00pm. The short film Walmer Yard: Architecture for the Senses and the first episode of Mark and Stephenson's Practice series of documentaries will be screened later in the week.
Wednesday 27 May
2:00pm VDF x Therme Art
Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and Mikolaj Sekutowicz of Therme Art moderate a live talk exploring the relationship between art and architecture as part of Therme Art's Wellbeing Culture Forum. The panel will include architects Stefano Boeri, Frida Escobedo, Junya Ishigami and Sumayya Vally of Counterspace, alongside artist Torkwase Dyson.
5:00pm Screentime: Kulapat Yantrasat
Architect Kulapat Yantrasat of wHY Architecture is known for his work on contemporary art galleries and museums in the US. Today he joins us for an episode of our Screentime series sponsored by Enscape.
Thursday 28 May
4:00pm Screentime: Shahar Livne
This episode of our Screentime design series sponsored by Philips TV and Sound features conceptual material designer Shahar Livne, speaking live from Eindhoven.
Friday 29 May
VDF x Tom Dixon
British designer Tom Dixon will launch a new lighting product developed in collaboration with Prolicht, including a live interview with Dixon.
2:30pm Screentime: Annabelle Selldorf
German-born architect Annabelle Selldorf, founder of Selldorf Architects, is today's guest in our Screentime series sponsored by Enscape. She will discuss her work in this interview, screened live from New York.
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 [email protected]. Press information can be found here.