You can also find out how to get your event listed in our digital guide to London Design Festival, which will be published in the coming weeks.
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
1 September to 29 October 2023, South Korea
The forth edition of Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism takes place in 2023, following the theme Land Architecture, Land Urbanism.
The biennale offers a programme of exhibitions, including Land Architecture, Seoul 100-year Masterplan, Guest Cities and Global Studios.
The event takes place across three venues in the city: Songhyeon Green Plaza, Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture and Seoul Citizens Hall.
The biennale is curated by architects Byoung Soo Cho and Eui Young Chun.
China International Furniture Fair
5 to 8 September 2023, China
The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) takes place in Shanghai for its 52nd edition, hosting 1,500 brands over four days.
150,000 visitors are expected to attend the fair, which takes place at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai’s Hongqiao district.
Paris Design Week
7 to 16 September 2023, France
Paris Design Week is the largest aspect of France Design Week festival, taking place across 10 days in September.
The festival hosts Maison&Objet, the design-focused trade show running from 7 to 11 September at Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions.
Alongside the trade show, Paris Design Week presents fringe events across 450 venues in four districts: Rive Gauche, Marais and Bastille, Opéra, Concorde and Étoile, and Palais-Royal.
Helsinki Design Week
8 to 17 September 2023, Finland
Helsinki Design Week takes place in September for ten days, with the main exhibition exploring new living and working spaces and a talks programme taking place at Merikortteli.
The event also hosts other exhibitions, lectures, markets, open studios, tours, workshops and parties, as well as the design fair Habitare.
This year’s design week follows the theme Once Upon a Time, launching the first of a trilogy of festivals with connecting themes.
London Design Festival
16 to 24 September 2023, UK
The festival presents a programme of over 280 events, including talks, exhibitions, installations, open studios and showrooms, product launches, talks, tours, workshops, markets and networking opportunities.
Significant events taking place during the festival are design fair Material Matters, located at Oxo Tower Wharf from 20 to 23 September, and London Design Fair, which takes place from 21 to 24 September at the Truman Brewery.
London Design District 2023 takes place across 13 districts: Bankside Design District, Battersea Design District, Brompton Design District, Chelsea Design District, Dalston to Stokey Design District, Fitzrovia Design District, Greenwich Peninsula, Islington Design District, Kings Cross Design District, Mayfair Design District, Park Royal Design District, Shoreditch Design Triangle and Southwark Design District.
Dezeen Events Guide is releasing its guide to the London Design Festival, which will list the key events across the festival’s districts. Find out how to get your event listed in the guide here.
Singapore Design Week
21 September to 1 October 2023, Singapore
DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) hosts the 2023 edition of Singapore Design Week, an annual festival celebrating design under three categories: Design Futures, Design Marketplace and Design Impact.
The design week hosts talks, installations, exhibitions, tours, networking opportunities, performances and an awards ceremony.
The 2023 edition takes place across three districts in Singapore: Bras Basah.Bugis, Marina Bay and Orchard Road.
To commemorate this year’s festival, which takes place during Dsg’s 20th anniversary, the theme follows the council’s motto: Better by Design.
Chicago Architecture Biennial
21 September 2023 to 11 February 2024, USA
Following the theme This is a Rehearsal, Chicago Architecture Biennial celebrates its fifth edition exploring how to make or reinvent a city and whose role it is to do so.
The in-person and virtual event invites artists, architects, engineers, performers, poets to address topics such as land management, renewable resources and the production of materials.
This year’s biennial is curated by arts collective Floating Museum and takes place at various locations across Chicago, USA.
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