Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with Farshid Moussavi as part of Virtual Design Festival

Architect Farshid Moussavi spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime interview sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Moussavi, who is one of the judges of this year's Dezeen Awards, spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

The Iranian-born British architect studied at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London and Dundee University.

In 1993, she co-founded Foreign Office Architectures with her then-husband Alejandro Zaera-Polo, before establishing her own practice, Farshid Moussavi Architecture, in 2011.

Moussavi's completed projects include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, USA; Victoria Beckham's flagship stores in London and Hong Kong; and Jardins de la Lironde in Montpellier, France.

Alongside designing buildings, Moussavi holds a teaching position at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

She also curated the Royal Academy's Summer Show in 2017 and has authored a series of architectural history and theory books published by Harvard.

Farshid Moussavi
Iranian-born British architect speaks to Dezeen in a live Screentime discussion

In 2018, Moussavi became a board member of New Architecture Writers – a free writing programme for emerging black and minority ethnic architecture and design critics.

Moussavi was awarded an OBE in 2018 for her services to architecture.

Other creatives featured in our Screentime series include dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture Harriet Harriss, trend forecaster Li EdelkoortUNStudio founder Ben van BerkelThe World Around curator Beatrice Galileefilmmaker Gary Hustwit and British-Israeli architect Ron Arad.

This Screentime conversation is sponsored by Enscape, a virtual reality and real-time rendering plugin for architectural design programme Autodesk Revit.

Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, contact us at [email protected].