Watch the video of our panel about post-plastic materials at Dezeen Day

Designers disagreed about whether we can live without plastic at the inaugural Dezeen Day conference, with architect Arthur Mamou-Mani saying “we still need” the material and designer Nienke Hoogvliet arguing that “we shouldn’t produce any more”. Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza, the third designer on the post-plastic materials panel, said human society is not yet ready to […]

Watch Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss debate architecture education at Dezeen Day

Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss clashed over architecture’s long-hours culture at the Dezeen Day conference in October. The movie of the discussion shows Schumacher arguing that protecting students from working too hard would lead to “a kind of socialist world of stagnation”. The panel discussion featured a group of experts and innovators debating whether architecture […]

Environmental audit reveals the carbon footprint of Dezeen Day conference

Dezeen Day generated eight tonnes of carbon emissions, according to a “quick and dirty” environmental audit of the conference. The estimate comes from Sophie Thomas, an environmental designer who attended the day-long conference last month and investigated its environmental impact. Using a mixture of data from Dezeen, observations made on the day and best estimates, […]

Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss clash over long-hours culture at Dezeen Day

Patrik Schumacher defended architecture’s long-hours culture at Dezeen Day last week, arguing that protecting students from working too hard could lead to a “socialist kind of world of stagnation”. Schumacher, the principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, spoke on a panel about design education, claiming that worrying about exploitation of workers could have a “paralysing” effect […]

“London needs more days like Dezeen Day” say speakers and attendees

Speakers and attendees have been giving their feedback on the inaugural Dezeen Day conference in London last week, with BBC radio presenter LionHeart describing it as “the best design conference I’ve been to”. The sold-out conference took place on 30 October at BFI Southbank in central London. Panelists and speakers praised Dezeen for the quality […]

Follow the Dezeen Day discussion on Twitter tomorrow!

Dezeen Day, our international architecture and design conference, is tomorrow! Didn’t manage to get a ticket? Follow along on our Twitter page as we tweet from the event starting at 9am UK time, and join the discussion using #dezeenday. Our inaugural conference will address the future of cities, materials and education, as well as the […]

“Humans will no longer be centre stage” in future says Suzanne Livingston

Humans will be replaced by artificial intelligence as the most important thing in our future cities, curator and brand consultant Suzanne Livingston told Dezeen Day. “We will no longer be centre stage. We will no longer be kingpin,” said Livingston during a panel on future cities with Paul Priestman and Rachel Armstrong at Dezeen Day Humans will have […]

“The future isn’t terrifying. It just needs to be better” says Paola Antonelli

Humans need to design a better future for the planet, and anger can be a good engine for that change, MoMA curator Paola Antonelli told the Dezeen Day audience. It is important that humans make reparations for the damage that they have done to the planet and adjust our lives to be more responsible, said Antonelli […]

“Why aren’t architects designing the environments for video games?” asks Liam Young

Architects could have more influence if they applied their skills to video games instead of designing “rich houses for rich people”, according architect and film director Liam Young, who spoke at today’s Dezeen Day conference. Young said architects should utilise their skills in the design of “digital urban environments that a billion people play in […]

“Don’t make mistakes at your own company” says Dara Huang

Architect Dara Huang says that young creatives should use their time working at other companies to make their most significant mistakes, before starting their own business. “When you’re working for a high-profile company, or any company, it’s very easy for us to slag it off and feel like we’re being overworked and underpaid,” said Huang […]

“Designers are starting to understand they don’t design in a vacuum” says Natsai Audrey Chieza

Good design is about interrogating systems not just creating beautiful chairs, biofabrication designer Natsai Audrey Chieza argued at Dezeen Day. Chieza agreed with panel moderator and Dezeen co-founder, Marcus Fairs, that she is less interested in designing iconic products and chooses instead to focus on materials and processes, which is the future of the discipline. […]

Tickets for Dezeen Day have now sold out!

All 450 seats at Dezeen Day, our agenda-setting architecture and design conference, have now been sold. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket! If you managed to secure a place, you can look forward to high-profile keynote speakers, captivating panel discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities. We’ll be emailing all attendees with final details about […]

Just two weeks to go until Dezeen Day!

Time is running out to secure your place at our agenda-setting architecture and design conference in London on 30 October. Buy your ticket today to avoid missing out. Dezeen Day is our international architecture, interiors and design conference, which will tackle key topics facing the global design community. Taking place at BFI Southbank in London on […]

Richard Hutten to speak about circular design at Dezeen Day

Designer Richard Hutten will speak about design and the circular economy at Dezeen Day in London on 30 October. The Dutch designer, who is an advocate of the circular economy, will discuss projects including the commission to replace all 27,000 seats at Schiphol Airport with new chairs designed according to circular principles. Hutten will also […]

Three weeks to go until Dezeen Day – buy your tickets now!

Have you got your tickets for Dezeen Day yet? With just three weeks to go, here is a recap of what’s happening at our architecture and design conference in London on 30 October plus a list of reasons why you need to attend. Dezeen Day will set the agenda for architecture and design. With high-profile […]

Rachel Armstrong to speak about living architecture at Dezeen Day

Rachel Armstrong, professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University, will speak about cities of the future at Dezeen Day on 30 October. Armstrong is a pioneer of living architecture, an approach that explores how buildings can have some of the properties of natural systems. A professor at Newcastle University’s school of architecture, planning and landscape, […]

Come to Dezeen Day and get a free Herschel backpack worth £60

Every attendee at our Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October will receive a free Herschel backpack worth £60. The Canadian brand is sponsoring Dezeen Day and will provide every attendee with either a Settlement or a Heritage backpack in black. Herschel Supply Co is a design-led brand based in Vancouver, Canada, that produces bags […]

Nienke Hoogvliet to speak at Dezeen Day about designing with sewage and seaweed

Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet will discuss her research into new materials made from seaweed, fish leather and plastics made from sewage at Dezeen Day on 30 October. Hoogvliet’s work raises awareness of social and environmental problems caused by the food, textile and leather industries, and explores how new materials can help make a better world. […]

Bring two friends to Dezeen Day and save an extra 20 per cent

Five weeks to go until Dezeen Day! Read on for details about a special ticket offer for friends and colleagues wanting to attend our architecture and design conference on 30 October. If you buy three tickets at the same time, you’ll save an extra 20 per cent on the ticket price. Buy them now at […]

Harriet Harriss to speak about architecture education at Dezeen Day

Harriet Harriss, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York, will speak about the future of design education at Dezeen Day on 30 October. Harriss, who recently became the second female dean of the school, will discuss pioneering new models of design education, an issue that she focuses on in her writing, teaching and […]

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