Robots. Work. Our Future: 2017 Vienna Biennale showcases multidisciplinary visions for a humane digital tomorrow

2017 Vienna Biennale - © Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come, 2014; UV flatbed print on polyester foil. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Titled ROBOTS. WORK. OUR FUTURE, 2017 Vienna Biennale explores how robots, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and cutting-edge digital technologies will shape our lives, jobs and emotions.

2017 London Festival of Architecture: 7 experiences empowering nostalgia for a brighter future in the UK

2017 London Festival of Architecture. The Dulwich Pavilion - Photo via @dulwichgallery IG.

Ghost stories, a doomed flour mill in the docklands and Battersea Power Station tours. 2017 London Festival of Architecture explores how the city’s architectural heritage can trigger reflection on nowadays challenges through memory.

5 architecture and design-related collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale

Damien Hirst: Demon with Bowl (Exhibition Enlargement). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017

A Golden Tower on Canal Grande and a resurrected Murano glass furnace; a design dialogue between Ettore Sottsass and Carlo Scarpa. Archipanic selects 5 collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale including Damien Hirst’s major exhibition inspired by a mythological shipwreck and giant hands supporting Venice endangered heritage.

Lost in architecture? Archipanic explores Tokyo contemporary urbanscape

Tokyo Tower - Photo by Aya Yen.

Welcome to Tokyo! From the mother of all capsule hotels in Ginza to the Manga district, from Omotesandō flamboyant retail to Blade Runner panoramas and the famous Shibuya Crossing. Our guide features masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Herzog de Meuron and more, but also vertigo views, design museums and rollercoasters piercing skyscrapers.

Design Shanghai 2017: 10 indie Chinese designs

10 independent Chinese designs brands and creatrives - Moon series by EY Products.

At Design Shanghai 2017, big international companies showed off along with the status of the art of independent Chinese design. Archipanic selected 10 renown, up-and-coming brands, galleries and designers from Jamy Yang to Yuue, WUU and more.

Vitra Design Museum explores our love-hate relationship with robots

"Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine" - Photo by Mark Niedermann; courtesy of Vistra Design Museum.

From Terminator to smart floor sweepers but also 3D printers for bridges and responsive fashion designs. Shall we trust robots? Vitra Design Museum looks into our complex relationship with intelligent machines that could either save our lives or steal our job.

10 cultural architecture projects to look forward to in 2017

10 ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS INAUGURATING THIS YEAR: Elphilarmonie by Herzog & de Meuron, Hamburg - Photo by This Raetzke.

We selected 10 cultural architecture projects that will inaugurate in 2017. From Hamburg Elbphilarmonie by Herzog & de Meuron to Jean Nouvel’s new Louvre in Abu Dhabi and Ole Scheeren’s Guardian Art Center next to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Water mobility: self-driving boats and the internet of sailing, get ready for high-tech hydrodynamics

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Water mobility: personal submarines and navigating floating gyms, the ultimate water-bike but also self-driving Roboats crossing Amsterdam canals… With 70% of the planet covered in water, the future of traveling might come as a gliding technology.

7 must-see exhibitions at DesignMiami/ 2016

DesignMiami/2016 - Photo by James Harris, all images courtesy of DesignMiami/.

DesignMiami/ 2016: a 3d-printed wooden pavilion, spiky foam chairs and a delicatessen theatre. Make sure not to miss these 7 exhibitions and installations on show in the so-called Magic City.

Dubai Design Week 2016: 7 must-see design projects and shows

Hexalite installations by Zainab Al Hashimi for Swarovski - Instagram @Tashkeel.

From Cairo urban design scene to iridescent patterns projected on the Burj Khalifa but also a Svarovski caleidoscopic installation by Zainab Al Hashimi and bespoke furniture by emerging UAE talents. We selected 7 not-to-be-missed projects and show at Dubai Design Week 2016.

From Brexit to 2016 London Design Festival

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Brexodus and concerns, disillusion and the urgent need of a pragmatic get-together. Few months after the Brexit vote, we look into how British architecture and design industries are responding to the referendum results… Starting from London Design festival.