Today, designer and amateur boxer Ben Hayoun will take over VDF to host Sports Day – a live two-hour-long conversation bringing together designers and sports personalities to discuss the relationship between sport, the design industry and wider society.
There will be several launches over at the VDF products fair, including designs by Stellar Works, Eyra and Devon&Devon, while New Designers, University of Indonesia and Vilnius Academy of Arts are among the curators of this week's school shows.
Closing off the week on Friday will be a live panel discussion with OMA's managing partner David Gianotten, creative director of Potato Head Group Dan Mitchell, and German artist Liina Klauss, focusing on how art and design can be integrated into architectural projects. Singapore art consultancy The Artling's founder Talenia Phua Gajardo will chair the discussion together with Marcus Fairs.
Monday 29 June
3:30pm Sports Day with Nelly Ben Hayoun
Designer and amateur boxer Nelly Ben Hayoun brings together a collection of designers and sports personalities to discuss how sport informs new practices in design and the wider society.
Taking part in the live conversation are designer Yinka Ilori, drag performer Joshua Grannell, also known as Peaches Christ, Google creative lab director Tea Uglow, Slowe Magazine-founder Ro Jackson, sportscaster Len Elmore, sports writer David Goldblatt, Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo, Hector Roca and Bruce Silvergrade of Gleason's gym, sneaker designer Aleali May, boxer Roumaysa Boualam and Lilli Barrett O'Keefe, project manager of the global network Football for Good.
Tuesday 30 June
4:00pm Screentime: Patternity
Wednesday 1 July
Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council and Virtual Design Festival have joined forces in the aim of virtually exhibiting key collectible pieces from Irthi’s collection produced by Emirati women artisans.
This first part of the collaboration will consist of a panel talk to raise awareness of how contemporary design can help preserve local crafts and empower women artisans.
Thursday 2 July
For the third and final part of VDF's collaboration with London Festival of Architecture, VDF will screen an architectural manifesto from interdisciplinary social design & urbanism practice Migrant's Bureau. The studio facilitates design interventions, research, podcasts and community workshops for both trans-local and global disenfranchised & migrant communities.
Friday 3 July
12:30pm The Artling live panel discussion
Singapore art platform The Artling joins Virtual Design Festival today for a live panel discussion with Marcus Fairs.