India's most celebrated architecture and design festival, Festival of Architecture and Interior Design (FOAID), in 2020, showcases its finest in their week-long virtual events - FOAID Virtual Week (FVW).
The events of this year revolve around the concept of ‘LIVE THE CHANGE’. "From the onset of 2020, we have seen so many changes in the world which drove us to adopt newer ways of living. With the 180-degree shift in norms and regulations, it has become vital to rethink and make wiser choices to survive in this new world. That's exactly why FOAID urges designers to join this change." - the FOIAD team explained.
FVW's first event, the October edition, took place between 26th October and 1st November. The week-long event witnessed some of the most renowned speakers from across the world including Soo K Chan (SCDA, Singapore), Alexis Dornier (Bali), Bill Bensley (Bali & Bangkok), Hartmut Wurster (Blocher Partners, Germany) and Sourabh Gupta, (Archohm, India). One of the most awaited and unique sessions was the discussion with The Bandra Collective, a collaboration between six talented and quirky architect-design firms working pro bono to manifest their love for the street of Bandra, a suburb in Mumbai, India.
Esteemed architect Tony Joseph of Stapati also delivered some architecturally stunning houses in Kerala. While Sourabh Gupta from Archohm explored the relay between architecture and experience design in the topic, 'Rejuvenating Agra: From the City to the Cobble', along with Siddharth Bathla and Jeroen van Erp. Additionally, a ‘Debate on Public Spaces’ was chaired by Architect Vivek Gupta. Taking things up a notch, six designers from different genres discussed their unconditional love for design, a session moderated by Ekta Parekh from reD - Research and Enquiry into Design. Lastly, the event boasted five stalwarts of workspace design from India who got together in a powerful and robust discussion on the ‘Emerging Trend of Mobility - The Future of Workspaces’. In all the October edition featured live competitions for aspiring gen-next architects, design discussions that'll tickle your grey cells, art and architecture tours that'll leave you inspired and lastly, an array of project displays.
After the astounding success and overwhelming response for the first virtual festival, the FOAID team is back with its December edition!
The event that commenced on 14th December is currently live and available for you to join featuring some of the most renowned speakers from across the world including Piers Taylor (Invisible Studio, UK), Vo Trong Nghia (VTN Architects, Vietnam), Farshad Mehdi Zadeh (FMZD, Iran) and Kerstin Thompson (KTA, Australia and New Zealand). Enter the festival now!
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