Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide launches London guide and offers free listings to September events

Dezeen Events Guide has relaunched and is offering free listings to selected digital and real-world events taking place in September, including London Design Festival participants.

The guide, which can be found at, has been revamped to offer listings for virtual events as well as physical ones and those that are a combination of the two. It will also feature selected online talks including discussions and webinars.

London guide launches

September will see the launch of the first of Dezeen Events Guide's dedicated city guides, which will focus on London.

Any event taking place in the city will be considered for inclusion, with listings worth up to £1,250 being given away free. Inclusion is at Dezeen's discretion.

Events taking place elsewhere in the world will also be listed for free, subject to approval.

Events are cautiously returning

Dezeen Events Guide launched in January this year and was an immediate success, clocking up over 100,000 page views in the first few weeks.

However, the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation or postponement of almost every major architecture and design event this spring and summer.

From September onwards events are taking place once again, albeit cautiously and with reduced schedules. Dezeen Events Guide's offer of free listings is intended to support the sector as it gets back on its feet and adapts to the new realities.

Key September events

London Design Festival will be the first major design event to take place since much of the world went into lockdown earlier this year.

Other key events next month that are partnering with Dezeen include 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen from 3 to 5 September, the virtual International Design Conference from 17 to 18 September and LA Design Festival from 24 to 27 September.

Vienna Design Week takes place from 25 September to 4 October while London Craft Week runs from 30 September to 8 October.

October events

October features the online Copenhagen Architecture Festival from 1 to 11 October, Dutch Design Week from 17 to 25 October and Designart Tokyo from 23 October to 3 November.

Submit an event

To submit a listing for potential free inclusion in Dezeen Events Guide, email [email protected]. Dezeen also offers media partnerships plus a range of services that can bring bigger audiences to events, including live streaming of talks and content-sharing arrangements, such as this collaboration with Forward Festival earlier this year.

The illustration is by Rima Sabina Aouf.