Six architecture and design events in April from Dezeen Events Guide

Design festivals Milan design week and Boston Design Week are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this April.

Other events taking place during the month include Bruges Triennial, Concéntrico 10, Latin American Design Festival and DesignMarch.

Latin American Design Festival
11 to 12 April, Peru

Lima, Peru, hosts the annual Latin American Design Festival (LADFEST) from 11 to 12 April. LADFEST Design Week launches ahead of the two-day festival and runs from 4 to 10 April.

The festival hosts a programme of talks, workshops, open studios, design markets and parties, with the event headquarters located at the city’s historic Manuel Segura Threatre.

The events explore topics including branding, typography, illustration, animation and emerging talent in the design industry.

Bruges Triennial
13 April to 1 September, Belgium

Contemporary art and architecture event Bruges Triennial returns from 13 April to 1 September.

Centred around the theme of Spaces of Possibility, the event explores artistic and architectural changes to the host city’s historic centre, which is a preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The event’s fourth edition features submissions from 12 international artists and architects, and includes exhibitions and large-scale installations focusing on the concept of revitalisation.

Bruges Triennial is curated by Shendy Gardin and Sevie Tsampalla.

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Dezeen is launching a digital guide to Milan design week 2024. Above: the illustration is by Justyna Green. Top image: photo is courtesy of DesignMarch

Milan design week
15 to 21 April, Italy

Milan design week is the largest event of its kind in the world and includes design fair Salone del Mobile and hundreds of fringe events known collectively as Fuorisalone.

The festival’s exhibitions, talks, open showrooms, product launches and tours take place across multiple design districts, including 5Vie Design Week, Tortona Design Week, Brera Design District, Montenapoleone District, Milan Downtown and Isola Design District.

Salone del Mobile 2024 takes place from 16 to 21 April and presents the biennial kitchen exhibition EuroCucina, which alternates each year with lighting showcase Euroluce.

Dezeen is launching a digital guide to the Milan design week – stay tuned for its release.

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Boston Design Week 2024 follows the theme Designing for the Future, Preserving for the Future. Photo courtesy of MIT List Visual Arts Center

Boston Design Week
23 April to 5 May, USA

The 11th edition of Boston Design Week returns in April and May, with a series of exhibitions, tours, talks, markets and open showrooms taking place across 12 days.

This year’s event follows the theme Designing for the Future, Preserving for the Future, which addresses design innovation and our responsibility to protect historic design.

The festival is categorised into five key sectors: Architecture and Urban Planning, Landscape Design and Outdoor Life, Design and Social Impact, and Professional Focus and Handmade Design.

Dezeen is a media partner for Boston Design Week 2024.

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Dezeen will livestream the DesignTalks conference. Photo courtesy of DesignMarch

24 to 28 April, Iceland

Reykjavík-based design festival DesignMarch hosts its annual event featuring a programme of workshops, talks, exhibitions and tours over five days.

One of the festival’s largest events is the DesignTalks conference, which takes place on 24 April at the Harpa conference hall and will be livestreamed by Dezeen.

The talks aim to address topics including our reliance on dwindling resources and the overflow of access to information.

Dezeen is a media partner for DesignMarch 2024.

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Concéntrico launches The Street in 10 Year programme. Photo courtesy of Concéntrico 10

Concéntrico 10
25 April to 1 May, Spain

Architecture and design festival Concéntrico presents its 10th event, bringing exhibitions, installations and performances to Logroño, Spain.

The events explore urban landscapes, the circular economy, movement in design and the concept of the modern city.

This year also marks the launch of The Street in 10 Year programme, which sees five creative studios find solutions for improving streets in the city.

About Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events taking place across the world each year. The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks.

Inclusion in the guide is free for basic listings, with events selected at Dezeen’s discretion. Organisers can get standard, enhanced or featured listings for their events, including images, additional text and links, by paying a modest fee.

In addition, events can ensure inclusion by partnering with Dezeen. For more details on inclusion in Dezeen Events Guide and media partnerships with Dezeen, email [email protected].

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