Miami 2018: 7 must-visit exhibitions blending art with design and architecture

Miami 2018. Derrick Adams’ America’s Playground' installation at Faena Festival - Photo by Kris Tamburello, courtesy of Faena Art.

Miami 2018: ArtBasel and DesignMiami/ but also The Haas Brothers’ hallucinogenic creatures at the Bass Museum and the free-to-all Faena Festival aiming to unite rather then divide. If you are in town blend in with the creative vibe!

DesignMiami 2018: 12 exquisite and quirky designs on show

Design Miami 2018 - Photo by James Harris; courtesy of DesignMiami 2018

Copper and gold vessels mirroring dysfunctional relationships, furniture made with discarded flowers, a re-interpreted windowless office for Russian interns and Walt Disney’s 1930’s animation studios. 12 out-of-the-box designs at DesignMiami 2018, starting from an installation supporting immigrants’ families divided at the US-Mexico Border.

Dubai Design Week 2018

Dubai Design Week 2018 - Photo by Jalal Abuthina.

Interactive VR installations, a global grad show focusing on Artificial Intelligence and a parametric design installation exploring the emotional states of autism. Dubai Design Week 2018 bridges tradition and cutting edge technologies highlighting the most creative scene of the Middle East.

Dutch Design Week 2018: 10 must-see exhibitions in Eindhoven

Dutch Design Week 2018 - B Baars & Bloemhoff @ DDW - Courtesy of Baars & Bloemhoff.

An all inclusive loving robot catwalk, Design Academy Eindhoven grad show and mussels in the 3D printer. 10 must-see exhibitions at Dutch Design Week 2018 tuning with the main theme ‘If not you, then who?’

Salone del Mobile – Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to look out

Salone del Mobile. Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to keep an eye on.

Smart lamps tuning with the colours of Nordic dawns, expandable wardrobes with a Russian Avant Garde imprint and white blood cell-inspired chairs. We selected 7 emerging Russian designers showcasing their work at the Salone Satellite exhibition in Moscow.

A ‘School of Schools’: Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 showcases the shaping up of design education

Istanbul Design Biennale 2018 - Genetically Modified by Pinar Yoldas - Ph by Kayhan Kaygusuz

How can design learning make our future more humane? Titled A SCHOOL OF SCHOOLS, Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 explores the design process across 6 venues in Turkey’s cultural capital.

London Design Festival 2018: 5 multi-sensory design exhibitions @ Victoria & Albert Museum

LDF18: 5 multi-sensory design exhibitions @ Victoria & Albert Museum . MULTIPLY by Waugh Thistleton Architects - Photo by Andy Stagg.

A modular architectural pavilion and a multi-sensory design installation merging classical music with design… 5 exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2018.

10 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018

Hilos Invisibles @ Aram Gallery - Photo by Emma Archer.

Uruguay’s cutting-edge design scene, a mind-powered airship and an exploration of how bigdata can help us to design better cities… 10 must-see design exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018.

Burning Man 2018 explores ‘freedom of expression’ in the era of robots and digital technology

Frame from 'Burning Man 2018' video by Phil of Drones.

3D-modeled galactic temples, anti-consumerist architectures made of shopping trolleys and blooming aircrafts. Burning Man 2018, the most surreal event of the planet, reflects on how new technology effect our lives.

Contemporary St Petersburg: exploring the city’s most cutting-edge architecture [1991-today]

Contemporary St Petersburg. Lakhta Tower's aerial view - Photo by Viktor Sukharukov © Lakhta Center.

Europe’s highest skyscraper twisting like a flame, a high-tech spaceship-looking stadium. a ‘prismatic’ airport inspired by snowflakes’ crystalline patterns, street art sanctuaries and a post-modern sleeping districts. Exploring the architecture of contemporary St Petersburg.

Summer 2018: 7 holiday destinations offering serendipitous architectural experiences

HOPE mural by Alfalfa - Photo by Bloop Festival.

Summer 2018 – From Brazil to Japan, from Burning Man to Venice Biennale, but also Ibiza, the Maldives and Bruges… We selected 7 holiday destinations providing architectural unexpected discoveries.

Triennial Bruges 2018: architects and artists take over the Belgian city in name of a sustainable Liquid City

Triennial Bruges 2018 - John Powers' installation - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Triennial Bruges.

A 9m high whale made from recycled plastic jumping out of the canals and a Nigerian buoyant school… International artists and architects created floating installations for Triennial Bruges 2018 tuning the the theme Liquid City and reflecting on a pressing question: how flexible, fluid and resilient a city can be at a time when nothing seems certain?

7 poetic designs on show at Design Miami/ Basel 2018

Porky Hefer for Southern Guid - Photo by James Harris.

Snuggle-up alcoves within endangered monsters’ hugs, bespoke thrones in a barn and ‘watercoloured’ furniture… 7 poetic designs debuting at Design Miami/ Basel 2018.

Holy, holistic, resilient, rebellious and on-the-border: 5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018

Nordic Pavilion - Photography is by Andrea Ferro. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…

Public, free and generous. Architecture is a gift, say to Archipanic Venice Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara

Architecture is a gift: Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in Venice - Photo by Andrea Avezzù Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Curators of Venice Biennale 2018 say to Archipanic that architects can contribute to improve our lives through the design of public and free spaces… “Because architecture is a gift and this planet is our client”.

NYCxDESIGN 2018: 12 must-see exhibitions in New York

Spirit of the City installation by United Visual Artists for A/D/O - Rendering by UVA.

NYCxDESIGN 2018 – An inflatable pavilion in Times Square and a giant Sottsass-inspired mural in Brooklyn’s Industry City but also a contemporary take on Shakers’ furniture and Norwegian-American collaborations. The best of New York Design Festival is on Archipanic.

Fuorisalone 2018: 15 must-see exhibitions in Milan

Fuorisalone 2018. Bar Anne - Photo by Children of the Light and Space Encounters.

The debut of Ventura Future and the Vegan design challenge, a sky-mirroring courtyard and choreographies of light inspired by folk dance. 15 must-see exhibitions at Fuorisalone 2018.

Light+Building 2018: nature-driven and human-centric lighting design innovation

Flos stand at Light+Building 2018 - Photo by C41 Studio.

Broadband Internet connection through light waves, urban lighting designs allowing Nature to recharge its batteries and Internet of Lighting technology nested in brutalist secret gardens… The best of Light+Building 2018 is on Archipanic.

Border walls’ architecture from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Border Walls - View of Spanish-Moroccoan fence in Melilla

Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.