Autumn is coming and with it, some of the most anticipated exhibitions, design weeks and one highly recommended book. Enjoy!

Event: Dutch Design Week

Though Dutch Design Week is the biggest design event in Northern Europe, that’s hardly the most interesting fact about it. The city hosting the event – Eindhoven – is well-known as the beating heart for everything design-related. Emerging Netherlands-based designers will showcase their work throughout the city.In addition, the Design Academy Eindhoven’s graduate show will also open during the week.

When and where: Oct 20 – 28, 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Book: Mismatch – How Inclusion Shapes Design

Inclusive design is rapidly becoming a leading trend in the tech industry, with companies understanding the potential of a “design for all” approach. But as it is developing, inclusion for business is still being defined. One undeniable authority in the field is Kat Holmes. Currently the User Experience Director at Google, Kat also led the development of Microsoft’s award-winning Inclusive Design Toolkit and was awarded one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2017. In Kat’s much-anticipated book Mismatch, she maps out the pioneers in inclusive design – many of which started out from personal experience of exclusion – and shows that inclusion is much more than just a feel-good generator, but also a creative catalyst that creates actual growth.

When and where: Anytime, anywhere

Exhibition: Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

Creative and reciprocal influence between artists has always been an interesting question – how can we delineate where one creative mind ends, and another begins. This question is especially interesting when examining artistic couples, and the way each individual has an impact on the other. London’s Barbican opens up this discussion by exploring works by Lee Miller and Man Ray, Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais, Mary Reynolds and Marcel Duchamp and others – and examining this theme across disciplines and styles.

When and where: Oct 10, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England

Event: Biennale Interieur 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary and its 26th edition, Biennale Interieur bares a reputation of getting interior design its well-deserved attention and being a leading force in defining the industry’s future approach. The event was originally part of the ‘60s revolutionary aspirations and sought to break down the barriers between designers and the public, turning the event from a classic trade fair, to one that reflects the potential of design to create an inner, subjective and unique space. Happening in its traditional location of Kortrijk, Belgium, the design event also resonates its initial motivation by hosting unique satellite events.

When and where: Oct 18 – Nov 4, 2018, Kortrijk, Belgium

Event: ADOBE MAX – The Creativity Conference

This five-day event brings creatives from all film-related fields, including directors, photographers and more, to meet and exchange ideas with tech-savvy designers. While known for offering a massive networking opportunity (noteworthy: the event’s after-party), there are many creative workshops and labs worth checking out.

When and where: Oct 15 – 17, 2018, Los Angeles, CA

Exhibition: The Architect’s Studio: Alejandro Aravena

Louisiana, Denmark’s landmark museum for Modern Art that is located on the breathtaking shore of the Øresund Sound in Humlebæk, introduces the work of ELEMENTAL studio from Santiago, Chile, led by the award-winning architect Alejandro Aravena. The studio’s inspiring work focuses on developing solutions to a range of social challenges. A selection of their projects will be displayed in the show, along with their working methods and philosophy.

When and where: Oct 11, 2018 – Feb 28, 2019, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

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