5 Destinations Design Lovers Must Visit In October ⇒ As the Summer ends and Autumn approaches, cities around the globe turn their attention to art, architecture, and design with a wealth of exciting events worth travelling for. From New York to Eindhoven, here are the top 5 destinations design lovers must visit this October!
New York City
October is a major month for architecture in New York, with Archtober (October 1–31) and Open House New York (October 12–14) taking place simultaneously. The former bills itself as a “month-long celebration of architecture and design” and is organized by the Center for Architecture along with more than 60 partners. Highlights include National Design Week by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; the Architecture and Design Film Festival; and the Municipal Art Society’s MAS Summit. Open House New York will open hundreds of sites for exclusive access, tours, and parties.
An unlikely nexus for contemporary art and design in the remote Chihuahuan desert of far west Texas, Marfa has an almost mythic status among art lovers. Make the trek to see what it’s all about as the Chinati Foundation—established by Donald Judd in 1978—hosts its annual Open House weekend October 5–7. A series of events both on and off the foundation’s grounds include open studios, gallery exhibitions, and performances.
The inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale will kick off on October 19 with events spread out along the famous sites lining the Chao Praya River, including Wat Arun, Wat Pho, the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center, and Suan Lumpini Park. As part of the Biennial, the Marina Abramovìc Institute will put on a new long-duration performance for three weeks in mid-October.
The midsize Dutch city—home to the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven—becomes a major design destination every October, when Dutch Design Week takes over. Across hundreds of locations around the city, this event will present work by more than 2,500 designers over the course of the week of October 20–28. It’s also home to a growing design scene populated by graduates of the Academy who have remained and set up studios. You can always combine it with a visit to Amsterdam, which is less than two hours away.
Mexico’s dynamic capital draws design and architecture fans all year long, but this October is an especially exciting time to go, as Mexico City is celebrating its status as 2018 World Design Capital. Taking place October 10–14, Design Week Mexico will catalyze the city’s architects and designers around a series of events at cultural institutions like the Tamayo Museum, the National Museum of Anthropology, and Lincoln Park. The events will culminate in the symbolic passing of the torch to the new World Design Capital: Lille, France.
Source: Architectural Digest
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