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Six architecture and design events in November from Dezeen Events Guide

Design Korea, World Architecture Festival and Dubai Design Week are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month.

Other events taking place in November include Design Canberra Festival, Design Miami and Salon Art + Design.

Read on for this month's highlights and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around the world.

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Above: Sculptured Form by Margel Hinder is on show at Design Canberra Festival. Photo is by 5 Foot Photography. Top image: an installation at Dubai Design Week. Photo is by Claudia Zalla

Design Canberra Festival
2 to 20 November, Australia

This November, Design Canberra returns to Australia's capital city for its eighth edition with over 200 events. The festival's programme includes exhibitions, workshops, tours, open homes, open studios, talks, symposiums and competitions.

The events will cover architecture, glass and ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, jewellery design and photography.

The festival's Design, Anytime programme also allows for greater global participation in the events by broadcasting them online. The online programme will feature talks, interviews, exhibition catalogues, and exhibition and architecture tours.

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3D-printed chair by Mawj. Photo is by Omar Shaa

Dubai Design Week
8 to 13 November, UAE

The design festival Dubai Design Week will take place from 9 to 12 November and include a trade fair, talks, exhibitions, installations, workshops and competitions.

For its eighth edition, the festival has partnered with the Dubai Design District and will have a programme of events on the theme Design With Impact, which will explore innovative design.

The festival's largest event is the trade fair Downtown Design, which exhibits more than 200 international design brands, and the festival will also include the bespoke showcase Downtown Editions and talks platform the Forum.

Salon Art + Design
10 t0 14 November, New York

Design fair Salon Art + Design hosts its 11th edition this year, showcasing vintage, modern and contemporary design.

The five-day fair will display art and design products from leading galleries across the world, presenting over 50 exhibitors.

Produced by event art and design organisers Sanford L. Smith + Associates, the event takes place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, while the galleries presenting come from countries including France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Germany, the UK, China and Egypt.

Dezeen is a media partner for Salon Art + Design 2022.

Design Korea
23 to 27 November, South Korea

Design Korea will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Seoul under the theme Mega Impact Design Trend 2023 and Beyond.

This year, the festival focuses on design trends for the upcoming year influenced by society, culture and the economy. It has been separated into four zones, each focusing on a key area of design: lifestyle, technology, colour and forecasting.

Design Korea will showcase more than 2,000 products from over 500 international brands, as well as hosting a conference, job fair and awards.

The festival also serves as a business hub and aims to expand Korea's design industry with networking opportunities for brands and designers. The event takes place at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) as well as online.

World Architecture Festival
30 November to 2 December October, Portugal

World Architecture Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary with the theme of Together. It is focusing on community, following the global pandemic, as well as on tackling the climate crisis.

The festival invites architects and designers to attend its programme of awards, exhibitions, seminars, keynote talks and networking opportunities and is usually attended by 2,000 architects and designers from over 65 countries.

Its awards presentation will feature 45 categories, including future projects, completed buildings and landscapes.

The event, which first launched in 2008, takes place in different cities around the world and this year it will be located in Lisbon, Portugal. Previous editions of the World Architecture Festival have been held in Amsterdam, Berlin, Singapore and Barcelona.

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Bubble Arm Chair by Léa Mestres is on display at Design Miami. Image by Galerie Scene Ouverte

Design Miami
30 November to 4 December October, USA

The 18th edition of Design Miami will be held during November and December and was curated by design curator Maria Cristina Didero.

The fair will present products from leading brands under its Gallery Exhibition, as well as upcoming designers as part of the Curio Exhibition where almost 50 brands will showcase furniture, lighting, and art objects.

This year's fair explores the theme The Golden Age: Looking to the Future and will focus on the future of design.

As well as the exhibitions, Design Miami has a programme of fringe events including lectures, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

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].