Neon Moiré Newsletter #271 / 13 - 20 November
Your weekly design event guide.
Featured Event 💫
Join us for the book launch of Becoming Urban.
This Wednesday 15 November at 6pm at AA Bookshop, 33 Bedford Square, London.
Together with a team of architects, and editors in three different time zones, I worked the past five years on this book. From the first proposal send out to a publisher, to the final print file!
Becoming Urban tells the story of Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar’s ongoing transformation and reveals the challenges of making architecture in this context. Through urban analysis and a chronicle of working in the city’s ger districts, architect Joshua Bolchover brings to light their unique spatial characteristics and the urgency of ameliorating their current predicament. Putting forward designs that reimagine the ger with an aim toward responsible future growth, the book demonstrates an alternative form of practice and role for the architect.
The story told in the book is not just about Mongolia. How communities, planners, and politicians grapple with the effects of planetary urbanisation is one of the critical issues of the twenty-first century. The ways in which this process comes to be materialized and organized spatially, and by whom, will have profound ramifications for the climate and the social and economic makeup of our cities. In response to these urgent issues, this book advocates that architecture is a social act and affirms the architect’s vital contribution to the process of becoming urban.
See you Wednesday.
Design events happening this week 🍂
Week 46 - 13 to 20 November
📅 to Friday, 17 November 2023
International Assembly is an unmissable one-day design and creative festival in Glasgow. Join us for all-day creative conference, and poster night celebrations with some of the most exciting thinkers, makers and movers in design, branding, advertising and beyond.
Design Week Lagos
📅 to Wednesday, 22 November 2023
📍 Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬
Design Week Lagos, a festival established to create a recognizable design culture for Africa. The 2023 design festival theme: “African Design, The Future”. Join Design Week Lagos and celebrate design in Africa
Web Summit Lisbon
📅 Monday, 13 to Thursday, 16 November 2023
📍 Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹
Web Summit is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal. Founded in 2009, Web Summit was originally held in Dublin, Ireland until 2016, when it moved permanently to Lisbon. The conference's topics center on internet technology, emerging technologies, and venture capitalism. Web Summit's partners range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, with attendees representing all levels and sectors of the global high technology industry.
📅 Tuesday, 14 to Thursday, 16 November 2023
Learn how Product, UX, Design and Dev can work together to build products customer love and how managers can empower teams while ensuring business outcomes
Design Matters Lagos
📅 Wednesday, 15 to Thursday, 16 November 2023
📍 Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬
The conference will revolve around two main themes: ‘Design trends in e-gov, e-health, and fintech’ and ‘The Scandinavian Design Philosophy’. The event will bring together the best designers from West Africa, Scandinavia and the world for an unmissable cultural exchange and knowledge sharing opportunity.
📅 Wednesday, 15 to Friday, 17 November 2023
📍 Vilnius, Lithuania 🇱🇹
Build Stuff is a Software Development Conference created for All Developer Team -back-end & full-stack developers, academics, team leads, software architects, product owners, technical project managers. The goal of the conference is to boost the developer community by providing tomorrow’s knowledge and train the skills required to keep up with continuous change.
The Hmm @ Reboot
📅 Wednesday, 15 November 2023
📍 Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Hmm, the platform and laboratory aimed at a better understanding of the internet and digital culture is organising The Hmm @ REBOOT on Wednesday evening 15 November. During this evening, The Hmm brings together eight artists, designers and researchers from different generations, working with and reflecting on digital tools, online identities and the profound impact of internet culture. This special programme in collaboration with the New Institute, they highlight three generations of creators. From the exhibition REBOOT, they invite the pioneers of digital art (1960-2000), as well as contemporary makers who have responded to their work. The exhibition REBOOT: Pioneering Digital Art can be visited until 1 April 2024.
📅 Thursday, 16 November 2023
📍 London, UK
This tenth anniversary edition of magCulture Live in London. Showcasing the best creative editorial projects, with speakers from across the magazine spectrum sharing their work. Features Debra Bishop, Neville Brody, Maya Moumne, Oyinkansola Dada and many more editorial design brains.
📅 Thursday, 16 to Friday, 17 November 2023
📍 Madrid, Spain 🇪🇸
The first edition of OFFF Prado, the festival of creativity, art and digital design aimed to explore creativity at its widest. Founded by OFFF, OFFF Prado arises to foster individual and collective curiosity and to explore a new space that connects us in a different and unique way with the digital world and also with the city. OFFF Prado will bring the forefront of digital art and design to the iconic Museo Nacional del Prado, featuring a diverse selection of artists who engage in dialogue about innovation, reflection, and conservation.
Tipografia Mexico 2023
📅 Friday 17 and Saturday, 18 November 2023
📍 Mexico City, Mexico
The ninth edition of Tipografia Mexico, an international conference about typography, technology and design will take place in Puebla, a city woven with lettering history and tradition. The schedule consists of mornings filled with lectures and active afternoons full of workshops and shared experimentation. Speakers include Laura Meseguer, Richard Turley, Beatriz Lozano, Noe Blanco, Fer Cozzi, Lizy Gershenzon and many more.
Dynamic Font Day
📅 Saturday, 18 November 2023
📍 Munich, Germany 🇩🇪
International Conference on Typography in Digital Media is a one day full of digital type. Some of the topics covered include ‘Pushing boundaries of Devanāgarī type design’, ‘Procedural Typography’ or ‘Creating accessible typography through visual prosody’. The programme is full of talks and discussion, with speakers such as Underware, Daniel Wenzel from DIA, Kimya Gandhi, Sabina Sieghart, Philipp Koller and many more.
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