The World Around and Ryue Nishizawa feature in Dezeen Events Guide January roundup

Five architecture and design events this January from Dezeen Events Guide

A virtual version of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) plus remote site visits with SO-IL and David Adjaye as part of The World Around summit are among the events listed in Dezeen Events Guide taking place in January.

First human passengers travel in BIG-designed hyperloop system
Above: A representative of Virgin Hyperloop will discuss autonomous transportation at CES 2021. Top image: The World Around summit will see Ryue Nishizawa present his House in Los Vilos. Image is by Cristobal Palma

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
11 to 14 January

The world's most influential technology fair is taking place entirely in the digital realm this year, opening up its programme of product showcases and more than 80 panel talks and keynotes to a global audience.

Highlights include a reflection on the first year of 5G with American telco giant AT&T, Virgin Hyperloop's take on the future of autonomous transportation and a discussion about privacy and trust with representatives of Amazon, Google and Twitter.

This regularly scheduled programming is accompanied by a host of sessions about the ongoing pandemic, including a discussion with British pop star Dua Lipa about how immersive, digital experiences are allowing her to stay connected to her fans while music venues are closed.

In/Visible Talks
14 January

In/Visible Talks is a design conference all about the creative process, which means that after a day's worth of talks and discussions the event will culminate in practical workshops about everything from blind contour drawing to the design of exhibition layouts.

For its fourth-ever and first virtual edition, the event is focusing on how design can be a medium for societal change by exploring what true diversity in the industry would mean, how graphic design can facilitate better representation and the best ways for creatives to collaborate with nonprofits.

22 to 31 January

Canada's largest annual design festival will spotlight the work of more than 800 local artists and makers, including a showcase of furniture made from native timber and an archive of modernist Canadian graphic design.

For its 11th edition, DesignTO is going "distanced and digital", with window displays allowing those in Toronto to experience the event safely and in-person while a virtual programme will ensure that everyone else doesn't have to miss out.

Oslo Design Fair
27 to 29 January

Set inside the Norges Varemesse congress centre in Lillestrøm, the Oslo Design Fair has expanded beyond the standard categories of furniture, lighting and interiors.

Under one roof and across four different exhibitions halls, it will bring together everything from Norwegian jewellery and fashion designers to gardening brands, illustrators, candlemakers and other craftsmen.

The World Around and David Adjaye feature in Dezeen Events Guide January roundup
David Adjaye will give a remote tour of his Winter Park Public Library complex in Florida

The World Around
30 January

Now in its second year, The World Around forum has recruited some of the most innovative architects working today to discuss their latest projects via on-site presentations and guided tours.

These are set to be broadcast on Dezeen from 14 international cities and will include Ryue Nishizawa presenting his House in Los Vilos, SO-IL showcasing recent work in Shanghai and New York and David Adjaye giving a remote tour of his Winter Park Public Library complex, which is under construction in Florida.

Other speakers will include Francis Kéré and Counterspace founder Sumayya Vally, while Liam Young will present his latest short film in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

The World Around aims to explore how architecture can tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time, from indigenous rights and racial justice to the environment. Earlier this year, the organisation held a symposium to mark Earth Day at Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival, featuring talks, interviews and short films from the vanguard of ecological design.

About Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events taking place across the world each year.

The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks, as well as up-to-date information about what events have been cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Inclusion in the guide is free for basic listings, with events selected at Dezeen's discretion. Organisers can get enhanced or premium listings for their events, including images, additional text and links, by paying a modest fee.

In addition, events can ensure inclusion by partnering with Dezeen. For more details on inclusion in Dezeen Events Guide and media partnerships with Dezeen, email [email protected].