Five online architecture and design events in January

Five online architecture and design events in January

We’ve picked five current and upcoming online events listed in the Dezeen Events Guide that will take place in January 2023, including a series of online talks hosted by the British Museum called Egyptomania! and the DesignTO design festival.

Also featured are Showcase Japan, a series of RIBA talks, and The Architecture of Virtual Space.

Photo of food and kitchen utensils on a surface.
Seki Kanetsugu’s knives on display at Showcase Japan

japan storefront
August 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023, online

New York-based home goods platform Shoppe Object and the Japan Foreign Trade Organization (JETRO) have partnered to create an online marketplace that showcases and sells Japanese goods.

The exhibition, titled Showcase Japan, highlights 25 Japanese brands and aims to make them accessible to the US market.

The market includes household items, fashion, and lifestyle products such as jewelry, candles, vases, bedding, clothing, and kitchenware.

Photo of a hanging installation.
DesignTO organizes online and face-to-face events. The photo is by Huy Tran.

January 20-29, 2023, various locations in Toronto, Canada and online

DesignTO is a design festival that takes place in Toronto in January. In addition to in-person events, including exhibits, installations, and tours, the festival hosts online events for attendees from around the world.

Virtual events include talks that address topics such as waste management, circular construction, and health equity in public spaces.

DesignTO is also hosting online portfolio reviews with the support of local design communities that will provide feedback and analysis for Toronto-based brands.

RIBA January Talks
January 24-31, 2023, online

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a series of online talks in January.

Two of the talks are part of the organization’s Building Stories series, in which architects discuss the process of developing a RIBA Award-winning building.

In January, Max Fordham director and sustainability leader Hero Bennett talks about the Harris Academy in Sutton with Architype architects, while Glenn Howells Architects partner Dav Bansal talks about the design of the Ibstock School refectory Place and The Alice Hawthorn public house with architects. by Maccreanor Lavington and DeMatos Ryan.

RIBA also hosts a Sustainability Mastermind, which is for members to get mutual support and discuss the AECB Building Standard.

The final talk addresses neurodiverse-friendly architecture as part of their Just Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) program.

The talks will take place on January 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2023.

Image of a virtual meditation space
Ricardo Solar designed a virtual meditation space for the exhibition

The architecture of virtual space
January 25, 2023, online

Five American and South Korean architectural firms have partnered with online gallery The Unbuilt Gallery to showcase virtual meditation spaces.

San Francisco-based Ricardo Solar, New York-based Forma Rosa Studios, Seoul-based Beom Jun Kim and No Architecture and Saul Kim are the studios showcasing their work in the exhibition.

The spaces are developed with virtual reality and real-time graphics and can be explored on January 25 at 6pm New York time or 11pm London time.

January 26, 2023, online

Egyptomania! is a series of online talks hosted by the British Museum that discusses how ancient Egypt has influenced architecture in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The three talks will address tourism art and its origins in Egypt, the work of modern artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and Mahmoud Mokhtar, and the buildings informed by the period, including cinemas, mills, and synagogues.

Art historian Dan Cruickshank chairs discussions with Egyptologist Dr. Benjamin Hinson; the curator of art and visual culture of the Science Museum, Anna Ferrari; and writer and researcher Chris Elliott.

The talks take place in conjunction with the Hieroglyphs: Unlocking Ancient Egypt exhibition, which runs from October 13, 2022 to February 19, 2023.

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