07 Jul Imogen Heap, Lucy McRae, Moooi and Lensvelt feature in the final week of VDF
The final week of Virtual Design Festival features takeovers by Dutch furniture brands Lensvelt and Moooi, performances by artist Lucy McRae and musician Imogen Heap, plus a live DJ set by Peter Adjaye.
Today, Dutch design brand Lensvelt takes over VDF for a series of conversations with designers it has collaborated with, including Maarten Baas, Joep van Lieshout and Fabio Novembre.
On Tuesday, we host a special live edition of our Design Dreams talks series with Moooi, which will feature conversations with designers Gabriele Chiave and Joost van Bleiswijk about their latest products for the brand. There will also be a live talk with Istanbul Design Biennale director Deniz Ova and curator Mariana Pestana about this year’s edition of the biennale.
Wednesday will see the final instalment of our Screentime series of architecture talks sponsored by Enscape, with Takbir Fatima of architecture and design studio DesignAware taking us on a tour of the studio’s Hilltop School in Hyderabad, India.
Artist Lucy McRae will take over VDF on Thursday for a film screening and exclusive live performance, and we will end the festival with a live interview and performance by musician Imogen Heap and a live DJ set by Peter Adjaye.
Monday 6 July
Dutch furniture brand Lensvelt collaborates with Virtual Design Festival on a day of content, featuring talks with designers Maarten Baas, Joep van Lieshout and Fabio Novembre who will discuss their work with Lensvelt.
11:00am Hans Lensvelt live talk
12:00pm Maarten Baas live talk
1:00pm Joep van Lieshout live talk
2:00pm Fabio Novembre live talk
Tuesday 7 July
2:30pm VDF x Moooi: Design Dreams live
Architecturefounder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs hosts a live talk for Dutch brand Moooi. Designers Gabriele Chiave and Joost van Bleiswijk will join VDF to discuss the release of their respective designs for Moooi, the Hubble Bubble and Tinkering lights.
4:00pm VDF x Istanbul Design Biennale
Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will speak to Istanbul Design Biennale director Deniz Ova and its curator Mariana Pestana in a live talk about the fifth edition of the biennale taking place in October 2020 and how they have reappraised the format of the event to meet the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday 8 July
12.30pm Hilltop School virtual walkthrough
Takbir Fatima of DesignAware takes viewers on a tour of the studio’s Hilltop School in Hyderabad, India. The tour will showcase both the school and the historic Golconda Fort in which it is situated.
Thursday 9 July
2:00pm Lucy McRae film screening
Screening of Los Angeles-based artist Lucy McRae’s film The Institute of Isolation, an observational documentary exploring the body beyond Earth’s edge.
6:00pm Lucy McRae interview and live performance
Lucy McRae will discuss her work and perform live for the Virtual Design Festival viewers.
Friday 10 July
4:00pm – Imogen Heap live performance
Musician Imogen Heap will perform live on the last of Virtual Design Festival.
The pioneering musician will perform tracks, demonstrate her gesture-control gloves and showcase a new AI device that allows her to communicate with her fans.
6:00pm – Peter Adjaye DJ set
Virtual Design Festival will close with a live DJ set by Peter Adjaye (aka AJ Kwame) who has provided music at a host of real-world Architectureevents over the years.
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