Dezeen Magazine

Milan design week

Five architecture and design events in June from Dezeen Events Guide

Milan design week and Copenhagen's 3 Days of Design are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month.

Other events taking place in June include Creative Days Vienna, which will feature in-person discussions on how emerging digital technologies are shaping the future of culture, and RAIC Virtual Conference on Architecture.

The virtual conference will explore topics such as embodied carbon, unisex accessible public toilets and post-pandemic planning and design.

Read on for details of five highlights and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around the world.

LFA installation
Wayward has created an installation for the festival. Photo is by Luke O'Donovan

London Festival of Architecture
1 to 30 June, UK

London's month-long celebration of architecture begins today with a city-wide celebration of architectural practice.

Themed "Act," this year's edition highlights a global desire to take action after a period of enforced stillness caused by the pandemic, and questions how architecture can act upon issues such as climate change and social injustice.

London Festival of Architecture includes a varied programme of events at locations including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Camden, South Westminster, City of London and Royal Docks.

Installations will be on display across the city, such The Mobile Aboretum by local practice Wayward.

Sydney Build Expo
Sydney Build Expo is Australia's leading construction show

Sydney Build Expo
1 to 2 June, Australia

Sydney Build Expo returns to the Australian city in its sixth edition as the country's leading construction show.

As a B2B construction, architecture and infrastructure trade show, the event features over 500 exhibitors and welcomes over 10,000 people each year.

For its 2022 edition, Sydney Build Expo presents over 400 speakers including representatives from software company Autodesk and technology giant IBM.

Dezeen is a media partner for Sydney Build Expo.

Tom Dixon design at Milan design week
Top and above: Milan design week takes place in early June

Milan design week
6 to 12 June, Italy

Widely considered the world's most prominent design event, Milan design week returns to the city for its 60th-anniversary edition after it was cancelled in 2020 and scaled back in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is anchored by the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, the world's largest of its kind, which takes place at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre.

Bringing together more than 2,000 exhibitors, Milan design week will include a diverse range of events and experiences. We have rounded up our top 12 unmissable exhibitions and installations in this Dezeen guide.

Our digital guide, created to help you navigate the design week, is also available.

13 to 15 June, USA

NeoCon is a commercial interior design fair that has been taking place in Chicago since 1969.

This year, almost 1 million square feet of exhibition space presents over 400 products from both established and emerging designers.

The event also includes a virtual CEU-accredited programme that explores themes such as sustainability, design skills and industry direction.

Design displays in Copenhagen
3 Days of Design will be held in mid-June this year. The photography from last year's edition of the event is by Jonas Jacob Svensson

3 Days of Design
15 to 17 June, Denmark

True to its name, 3 Days of Design takes place over three days in Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, when the city's furniture and design showrooms open their doors to visitors.

Spanning various exhibitions and talks, the design fair includes work from both Danish and international brands.

Traditionally, 3 Days of Design takes place in early summer, although the pandemic pushed its dates to September over the last two years. For the 2022 edition, the event takes place in mid-June to avoid clashing with other important design events such as Milan design week.

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].