Neon Moiré Newsletter #248 — The Best Design Events this week May 8th to 15th, 2023 🌸
Your weekly design event guide.
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INTERVIEW WITH LUKE
From Idea to Execution: The Story of Birmingham Design Festival
Luke Tonge (right) and Dan Alcorn
Birmingham Design Festival is a celebration of design and creativity that brings together designers, artists, and enthusiasts from around the world. Founded in 2018 by Luke Tonge and Dan Alcorn, the festival has become a regular feature of the UK design calendar. In this Q&A, Luke Tonge shares insights into the foundation of the festival, the team, the curation of the program, and the challenges of organizing an event of this scale. The festival is known for its diverse and exciting range of speakers, workshops, and events. This year's theme, 'Imagine', promises to inspire and engage attendees with new ideas and perspectives. Whether you are a seasoned designer or a curious newcomer, the Birmingham Design Festival offers a unique opportunity to connect with the design community and discover the latest trends and innovations in the field.
🤩 This week's picks
Justin Zhuang, "Proposal to Publication: The Making of Everyday Modernism"📅 Tuesday, May 9 · 5 - 6:30pm CEST📍 OnlineMA Design Research, Writing, and Criticism presents How To: _____, a series of talks, conversations, and symposia about design, how it is translated, and how it is transforming the world around us. This week with author Justin Zhaung to discuss the development of the recent architecture text Everyday Modernism: Architecture & Society in Singapore. Part presentation and part conversation, Justin and design critic Vera Sacchetti will explore his process of researching, writing, and collating this collection of modern architecture in Singapore, bringing architectural design research from proposal to publication.
Product Day📅 Wednesday, 10 to Saturday, 13 May 2023📍 OnlineFrom career success tips to future trends, covering some of the hottest spaces 24hrs non-stop. Product Day by ADPList brings you 80+ live keynote and thematic networking sessions in design and product. You will experience an extraordinary lineup of content with a bevy of entertainment.
The Art Department Berlin📅 Saturday, 13 to Sunday, 14 May 2023📍 Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪The second edition of The Art Department in Berlin. The festival focuses on concept art and design for film, animation, and games. The Art Department dives into the process of creating and puts a spotlight on the artists that are responsible for designing worlds, characters, and stories of some of the biggest productions.
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📣 All Events and Workshops this week
D&AD FESTIVAL📅 Tuesday, 9 to Wednesday, 10 May 2023📍 London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 D&AD Festival gathers today’s most accomplished creative professionals from around the world with the movers and shakers of tomorrow to stimulate and inspire creative excellence. Join D&AD Festival for inspiring and insightful keynote talks, jury insight sessions, workshops, networking, and an exhibition of the D&AD Awards shortlist at the Truman Brewery, London.
ATypI 📅 Wednesday, 10 to Saturday, 13 May 2023📍 Paris, France 🇫🇷ATypI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to typography and type design. The primary activity of the association is its annual conference, held in a different global city each year.
A MAZE. 📅 Wednesday, 10 to Saturday, 13 May 2023📍 Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 A MAZE highlights controversial and subversive games and their creators/ authors with the A MAZE. Awards in six categories. With their selection, they foster a diverse and artistic taste beyond the mainstream.
Proof of Conference 🆕📅 Thursday, 11 to Saturday, 13 May 2023📍 Los Angels, USA 🇺🇸 The inaugural edition of Proof. A web3 celebration of art, culture, community, and technology.
All Flows 🆕📅 Thursday, 11 to Friday, 12 May 2023📍 Milton Keynes, UK 💷 The inaugural edition of All Flows, a two-day, creative, digital, and technology conference
FIBER Festival 📅 Thursday, 11 to Sunday, 14 May 2023📍 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 🇳🇱 FIBER Festival brings together a wide selection of art, electronic music, and audiovisual performances that explore our rapidly transforming world through multi-sensory ways. The festival acts as an international meeting place for art enthusiasts, professional makers & thinkers, and curious newcomers to jointly examine urgent development across technology, ecology, and culture.
Design It; Build It📅 Thursday, 11 to Friday, 12 May 2023📍 Edinburgh, Scotland 🏴 The DIBI (Design It; Build It) team curates and produces events that explore the world of digital products and services. Our speakers inform, challenge and inspire across commercial, creative, and technical domains. The DIBI event program centers around a flagship 2-day annual conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Future Stare 🆕📅 Thursday, 11 to Thursday, 11 May 2023📍 Auckland, New Zealand 🇳🇿 The inaugural edition of Future Stare. Business is being reinvented at a pace never seen before. What do New Zealand business leaders need to be thinking about to be relevant in the fourth industrial revolution? Future State is a one-day series of high-impact business briefings led by innovators at world-changing companies.
From Business to Buttons 📅 Friday, 12 to Friday, 12 May 2023📍 Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪 User Experience and Service Design Conference.
Untitled Designers Conference📅 Friday, 12 to Saturday, 13 May 2023📍 Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬Untitled Designers Conference explores the theme of "The Future of Work: Redefining Design for the Digital Age." In this year's Untitled Designers Conference, come together designers, educators, and business leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the design industry in the digital age. From the impact of AI and automation on the design process to the role of design in creating more sustainable and inclusive work environments. The conference will cover a wide range of topics that are shaping the future of work and design.
Leipzig Typotage 📅 Saturday, 13 to Saturday, 13 May 2023📍 Leipzig, Germany 🇩🇪 The Leipzig Typotage is an event organized by the Gesellschaft Zur Förderung der Druckkunst Leipzig. Since 1995, the event has been held annually at the Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig. In addition to typeface and typography, the conference also focuses on graphic design, art, production techniques in the print sector, and related topics. Renowned speakers look at various issues from ever-new angles, in both analog and digital contexts.
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