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Architectural Exhibitions + Lectures + Awards + Debates + Seminars + Shows in 2021

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London Festival of Architecture 2021 Talks

A surprise favourite in advance ticketing for this year’s London Festival of Architecture – and one of the LFA’s curator picks – is a series of panel discussions about a Women’s Building to be built on the site of HMP Holloway, once the largest women’s prison in Western Europe.

All four talks will be moderated by Dr. Rachel Seoighe, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Kent, England, UK

– A Women’s Building For London: Therapeutic Architecture

21 June 2021

– A Women’s Building For London: Structural Inequality in Architecture

28 June 2021

All talks at 19:00 -20:00

London Festival of Architecture 2021

AIA Conference on Architecture Events, USA

AIA Conference on Architecture

A’21 brings together leaders in architecture and beyond for a four-day, immersive digital experience that defines the year ahead. It’s the architecture and design event of the year!

July 8

Buildings are responsible for about 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. Learn how to painlessly, profitably, and equitably add sustainable design to your firm’s portfolio of services and strategies to convince clients of its value.

July 29

Communities prosper when architects are involved, but barriers remain to individual agency and action. Learn how to be an agent of change in communities using advocacy and consensus building to create equity.

August 19

Climate change highlights the need for drastically reducing our carbon emissions. Learn how innovations in contracts, regulation, labor, manufacturing, and materials are changing firms’ work and the AEC industry.

Climate Cooperation Through Carbon Price Floors

Plus the art of war in an age of peace, the science of scaling effective policies, and Russia’s power and purpose.

Building climate cooperation: The critical role for international carbon price floors

Co-hosted by the Brookings Institution and the International Monetary Fund

Friday, June 18, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Carbon pricing is an effective tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but concern about dampening a country’s economic competitiveness poses a challenge to more ambitious carbon pricing. A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) argues that an international carbon price floor agreement can enable greater reductions by building confidence that all participating countries are undertaking comparable mitigation efforts.

On Friday, the Center on Regulation and Markets at Brookings and the IMF will convene an event to discuss the potential of an international carbon price floor and prospects for implementation. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva will deliver keynote remarks.

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Bolstering Africa’s green transitions: The role of an African-European partnership

Monday, June 14, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EDT

The art of war in an age of peace

Tuesday, June 15, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

Russia resurrected: Its power and purpose in a new global order

Tuesday, June 15, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

President Jimmy Carter and the Middle East: Reexamining his legacy forty years later

Thursday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

The next frontier in evidence-based policymaking: The science of scaling

Thursday, June 17, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

How faith leaders can help unify America
Brookings hosted a panel of interfaith leaders and Melissa Rogers, executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, for a conversation on the role faith leaders can play in facilitating reconciliation.

Building back trans-Atlantic bridges
Ahead of the G-7 Leaders’ Summit, former U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband and two expert panels examined how Europe fits into the U.S. foreign policy agenda, and how Biden’s “foreign policy for the middle class” will affect trans-Atlantic cooperation.

Pandemic prevention
Why is it important for policymakers to understand the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic? Experts stressed that it will determine which regulations should be implemented to avoid future pandemics.

Brookings Events
The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

New London Architecture Walking Tour – Shoreditch , London, United Kingdom
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 at 10:30
New London Architecture

Accessible London: creating inclusive spaces
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 at 10:00
New London Architecture

Women’s Safety in public spaces
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 at 08:30
New London Architecture

The Future of Cities: Urban Development Post-Pandemic

24 June 2021


The Covid-19 pandemic has posed the biggest challenge and could lead to the biggest overhaul to urban centres since the industrial revolution two centuries ago. While reports of the death of cities – a 10,000 year old institution – are probably premature, the pandemic has almost certainly acted as a catalyst for changes that were already beginning and have set new trains of thought in motion.

What the future city will look like is difficult to know for sure, but a number of trends appear to be emerging. Working habits formed over the last year will perhaps change what the office and the home look like, while cleaner and more accessible forms of transport, like cycling, may replace cars and the need for big parking areas.

After a year of debate, the consensus around the future of the office appears to be that while it will not disappear, it will shrink. The need for hubs that facilitate exchanges of ideas will remain, but many ‘urban knowledge workers’ will work from home much of the time.

According to researchers at Cardiff University and Southampton University, 88% of employees who have become homeworkers during lockdown would like to continue to do so in some capacity. Many workers will look to move out of big urban centres into either more rural settings or small regional towns and cities across the UK – inadvertently helping to deliver the government’s levelling up agenda.

Many workers may limit their time in the major metropolises to once or twice a week to meet colleagues and clients. This will allow offices to close or downsize, and meetings could move to cafes and other social environments. This could also provide an opportunity for smaller businesses that were previously priced out of areas like central London. Office districts rather than being increasingly vacant though, could become more diverse.

Neighbourhoods could also witness a significant shift, as many living in congested cities seek to move out to regional towns and smaller cities. Those who currently provide services to office workers, like cleaners, could find their clientele are sparser. Urban centres could also become more varied with greater demand for restaurants, cafes and other hospitality, as well as for co-working spaces on local high streets that employers subsidise.

The notion of the the “15 minute city” has grown over the last year, where all of life is close to hand and spaces are used nonstop, for instance, Paris and New York are increasingly opening school playgrounds when school is closed. Many spaces will become adaptable: an office by day, a youth club in the evening. To facilitate such mixed-use neighbourhoods though, zoning laws that specify single uses for buildings will have to change.

For many years, urban areas in the UK have been trying to encourage cycling and discourage the use of cars. Whether it be from the use of congestion zones or incentives for towns to create ‘little Amsterdams’, the push towards greener formers of transport isn’t new but the pandemic could act as a catalyst. Last year, the sale of e-bikes significantly outstripped the sale of electric cars.

Furthermore, the reduction of urban cars could create other opportunities, like converting parking areas into recreational spaces. The government is also investing in public transport, including it’s ‘Bus Back Better’ strategy, backed by £3 billion, which aims to deliver better, more reliable bus services to sustain town centres through lower flat fares in towns and cities, turn-up-and-go services on main routes and new flexible services.

It has been argued that even before the pandemic, cities had too many shops, and the collapse of a number of well known department stores arguably supports this. Surviving shops could increasingly become showrooms and mini-warehouses, or become rooms for pop up shops launching a recent product. While commercial landowners and local governments may suffer (the latter from shrinking tax income), residents could gain as they move into former shops, and the hospitality sector could have a brighter future as the hub for urban social interactions.

This timely symposium will explore the different facets that make up a city, from offices to shops to homes, analyse the impact of the pandemic and what it means for the future of cities and urban development, and discuss the policy options available to facilitate change and protect those that are at risk as a result.

• Discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed perceptions about the city and what this means for the future of urban development
• Analyses how transport infrastructure may need to change to accommodate different working habits
• Learn about planning regulations and understand what constraints they may place on innovative projects for urban areas
• Discuss the concept of ‘smart cities’ and the use of technology based solutions to tackling urban challenges
• Evaluate what sectors and workers are at risk from expected changes to urban areas and create strategies to mitigate harm
• Examine the decision making process for urban development and how all stakeholders can be better engaged with
• Reflect on the role of local and national government in facilitating urban development and what policy options should be considered

Date of Event: Thursday, June 24th 2021

ZHA Close Up – Work & Research Exhibition

MAM Shanghai, China

26 June – 15 September 2021

ZHA Close Up – Work & Research Exhibition

2021 Nanhai Pan Home Furnishing Industry Expo

Venue: ALU-EXPO, Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

9 – 12 July 2021

2021 Nanhai Pan Home Furnishing Industry Expo architecture event

Preview of 2021 Nanhai Pan Home Furnishing Industry Expo & Global Pan Home Furnishing Sourcing Fair (Virtual)

Co-organized by 16 Nanhai trade associations covering the whole industry chain, our show will mainly showcase furnishing solutions for nine scenarios, which are high-end residence, urban residence, new-generation small residence, rustic B&B, hotel, office, school and hospital, public space, and future residence.

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Global Pan Home Furnishing Sourcing Fair (Virtual) and a New Product Launch Event & Livestream will be held concurrently to bring overseas buyers in touch with quality Chinese suppliers and latest products via technologies like livestreaming, digital twin, 3D showcase, and so on.

By this April, the show has attracted scores of major brands in the field, such as Xinruncheng Ceramics, Monalisa Tiles, SHKL Sanitary Ware, Guang Ya Aluminum, Wacang Aluminum, Jinxianhua Furniture, SHERMA Doors & Windows, GY Architectural Hardware, Yuanzhicheng Weaving, Vita-Textile Group, JOM Time Lighting, Cnlight, ASANO Group, Sonbo Electrical Alappliance, Suilong Mattress, and so forth.

Exhibition Scope:

∙ Aluminum profiles, aluminum home furnishing, aluminum windows and doors;
∙ Ceramic products;
∙ Smart home solutions, home appliances, lighting, electric fans;
∙ Related production equipment, molds, and etc.
∙ Furniture, redwood furniture;
∙ Hardware;
∙ Textiles, home textiles, under garments, shoes;


Ongoing architecture events:

Architecture Talks @ CPP/ARC, USA

CPP/ARC 2020-21 Bernard Zimmerman Lecture Series

All times are PST. Lectures are free and open to everyone. No registration necessary.

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2020-21 | Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture

Mailing address:
College of Environmental Design
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Bldg 7
Pomona, CA 91768, USA

A Story for the Future – MAXXI’s First Decade

17 Feb – 29 Aug 2021

Curated by Hou Hanru

Exhibition design by Inside Outside

Historical times call for critical, contemporary exhibitions. On the occasion of the decade-long anniversary of Rome’s first museum of the contemporary arts, memory will abide by the unbound. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new exhibition titled “A Story for the Future: The First Decade of Maxxi”, for which Inside Outside has delivered the exhibition design.

MAXXI Museum is re-visiting its archive, but it’s the visitors who will be making the content count in its encore. The museum is growing to be an inescapable access point into the feeding and friction that takes place between creative communities and the fabric of modern life.


Rethinking The Future Awards

RTF Architecture, Construction & Design Awards

Rethinking The Future Awards, RTF 2020

In its 9th consecutive year, with the launch of Architecture, Construction, and Design Awards 2020, Rethinking The Future (RTF) is inviting architects and designers to submit their projects under the various building, interior, and product categories. RTF now offers even more opportunities for encouraging the accomplished and upcoming minds of the fraternity.

Enjoy 15% discount on standard registration fees by quoting our code, see:

Rethinking The Future Awards

Please note, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, some of the events below may be postponed, we are trying to update the previously confirmed dates:


Architecture Events 2021


27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO, Brasil, South America

27th World Congress of Architects
Riotur – photo © Alexandre Macieira

27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

UIA World Congress of Architects is postponed to 2021:

July 18 – 22, 2021

27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO

Home page – (with English and Spanish versions)
Facebook –
Instagram – @uia2020rio_congress
Linkedin –
Twitter – @uia2020rio

27th World Congress of Architects
Riotur – photo © Alexandre Macieira


Lucca Biennale X Edition postponed to 2021

Aug 1 – Sep 26, 2021


As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic developments, the organizing committee of Lucca Biennale Cartasia has decided to postpone the tenth edition of the event from August 1st to September 26th, 2021.

Lucca Biennale X Edition 2021

We are working and will continue to work to maintain the safety of all those who work at or participate in the event, as artists and audience, and to maintain the integrity of the Biennale and its many sections.

That is why the Biennale does not stop. Great ideas are planned for the next edition: events, exhibitions, seminars, conferences involving countries such as Japan, as well as artists and speakers from all over the world. We are working on an edition rich in culture, art, events to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event.

Postponing the event is above all a form of respect towards the city of Lucca, the participating artists and the public involved: we are going to be able to gather again in summer 2021, to live together the beauty of art.

After the tenth edition, in 2021, the eleventh edition will take place, as planned, in 2022 bringing the Lucca Biennale back to even years.

Thanks to every single person who continues to support us, we are at your disposal for any request.

To all, a deep wish for creativity, art and culture.

Housing retrofit – best practice for low carbon solutions
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 10:00

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TAB 2022, Estonia

7 Sep – 31 Oct 2022

TAB 2022, organised by Estonian Centre for Architecture will take place from September 7th – October 31st, 2022.


Modular Prefab & Construction Tech Senate Amsterdam, The Netherlands

November 2021

A digital disruption wave is hitting all industry sectors including construction and it is undoubtable that modular constructions can go hand-in-hand with technological development. The basis of volumetric modular systems, or prefabricated construction, is the initial digital 3D design and the ability to utilise Building Information Modelling (BIM) to ensure the building is suitable for the planned location and design requirements. It is also behind the stackable modules used in several storey homes or larger industrial buildings, including hotels and office blocks.

McKinsey & Company calculated that, the market value for modular in new real-estate construction alone could reach $130 billion in Europe and the United States by 2030, delivering annual cost savings of $22 billion. In many countries, modular construction is still very much an outlier but there are strong signs of what could be a genuine broad-scale disruption in the making. It is already drawing in new competitors—and it will most likely create new winners and losers across the entire real estate and construction ecosystem.

Many factors determine whether a given market is likely to embrace modular construction, but the two biggest determinants are real-estate demand and the availability of skilled construction labor. In places such as Germany’s major cities and the southern part of the United Kingdom, labor shortages and large-scale unmet demand for housing intersect, making this model particularly relevant.

Join us at The Modular & Prefabrication Construction to earn insightful knowledge and fruitful discussion on understanding emerging construction technologies, including robotics, 3D imaging and even the use of RFID-BIM which are becoming increasingly leveraged to aid the design and development of modular construction. Those technological capabilities are enhanced, sped up and become more cost-effective and sustainable, when utilised in a controlled by factory setting.

• Learn how to enhance the prefab buildings design with an architectural approach • Develop the right digital manufacturing line for precast modules • Increase the efficiencies of modular construction with integrated supply chain system • Understand the tendering and contracting system in modular construction • Take advantage of the deployment of IoT, PPVC, DfMA, RFID-BIM, VDC, IDD, and prefab data center for off-site construction • Exploring the applications of wood concrete composite panels, mass engineered timber, and steel concrete composite systems

Please find attached PDF brochure for more content details and our contact information should you have any further inquiries.

Only limited seats are allocated for this Summit. Group registration package available with terms and conditions applied.

Sydney Build Expo
ICC Sydney, NSW, Australia

23 – 24 Nov 2021


Complimentary tickets:



Dallas Architecture Forum Architectural Events, Texas, USA

University of Rochester Wegmans Hall, NY, USA by KVA Architectural Events
photograph by John Horner

Dallas Architecture Forum Architecture Events

Bartlett School of Architecture Events, London, England, UK

The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, marks 100 years of radical thinking with Bartlett 100:

A full programme of events throughout the year will engage the public in the work of The Bartlett across the built environment.

Summer Show 2017 photo of models in the ground floor space:
Architecture Events
photo courtesy of UCL

Bartlett School of Architecture Events

Architectural Aspirations: A Guided Tour of the RIBA, London, England, UK

Every second Saturday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and every fourth Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

£10 per person

Visit the home of architecture and hear about the places and faces behind George Grey Wornum’s winning design for the RIBA on Portland Place. Dedicated educators describe the landmark building before finishing with an introduction of the forthcoming exhibition.

Website: Guided Tour of the RIBA Event

Specifi Architecture Events, UK

Specifi Architecture Events
image courtesy of architects

Specifi Architecture Events

DesignMorphine Events

DesignMorphine is a creative hub for design, developed through workshops, lectures, projects and explorations in the field of architecture, design and arts.

DesignMorphine Architecture Events

DesignMorphine Architecture Events

Cal Poly Pomona Events, Pomona, Los Angeles County, CA, USA
Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Events

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Le Chateau, Silver End building in Essex
photograph © Catherine Hyland. Courtesy Focal Point Gallery

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Monkey Ranch
image Courtesy SF:AIA
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Architecture Centre Bristol, England

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The Turbulences FRAC Centre Event

University of Melbourne School of Design Architecture Event, Melbourne, Australia

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AIA Kansas City Architecture Event

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Deutsches Architektur Museum – Building Exhibitions, Germany

Columbia University Architecture Event – GSAPP : NYC, USA

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