Six global architecture and design events to be held in April

April is set to be a vibrant month in the world of architecture and design, with a diverse array of events scheduled to take place, according to Dezeen Events Guide. The Milan Design Week ,the innovative Boston Design Week, the Latin American Design Festival and DesignMarch, are some of those. Additionally, the Bruges Triennial and Concéntrico 10 promise thought-provoking explorations into contemporary art, architecture, and urban landscapes, highlighting the dynamic nature of the global design scene.

Latin American Design Festival
11 to 12 April, Peru
Lima, Peru, hosts the annual Latin American Design Festival (LADFEST) from 11 to 12 April. LADFEST Design Week launches ahead of the two-day festival and runs from 4 to 10 April.
The festival hosts a programme of talks, workshops, open studios, design markets and parties, with the event headquarters located at the city’s historic Manuel Segura Threatre.
The events explore topics including branding, typography, illustration, animation and emerging talent in the design industry.
Bruges Triennial
13 April to 1 September, Belgium
Contemporary art and architecture event Bruges Triennial returns from 13 April to 1 September.
Centred around the theme of Spaces of Possibility, the event explores artistic and architectural changes to the host city’s historic centre, which is a preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The event’s fourth edition features submissions from 12 international artists and architects, and includes exhibitions and large-scale installations focusing on the concept of revitalisation.
Bruges Triennial is curated by Shendy Gardin and Sevie Tsampalla.
Dezeen is launching a digital guide to Milan design week 2024. Above: the illustration is by Justyna Green. Top image: photo is courtesy of DesignMarch
Milan design week
15 to 21 April, Italy
Milan design week is the largest event of its kind in the world and includes design fair Salone del Mobile and hundreds of fringe events known collectively as Fuorisalone.
The festival’s exhibitions, talks, open showrooms, product launches and tours take place across multiple design districts, including 5Vie Design Week, Tortona Design Week, Brera Design District, Montenapoleone District, Milan Downtown and Isola Design District.
Salone del Mobile 2024 takes place from 16 to 21 April and presents the biennial kitchen exhibition EuroCucina, which alternates each year with lighting showcase Euroluce.
Dezeen is launching a digital guide to the Milan design week – stay tuned for its release.
Boston Design Week 2024 follows the theme Designing for the Future, Preserving for the Future. Photo courtesy of MIT List Visual Arts Center
Boston Design Week
23 April to 5 May, USA
The 11th edition of Boston Design Week returns in April and May, with a series of exhibitions, tours, talks, markets and open showrooms taking place across 12 days.
This year’s event follows the theme Designing for the Future, Preserving for the Future, which addresses design innovation and our responsibility to protect historic design.
The festival is categorised into five key sectors: Architecture and Urban Planning, Landscape Design and Outdoor Life, Design and Social Impact, and Professional Focus and Handmade Design.
Dezeen is a media partner for Boston Design Week 2024.
Dezeen will livestream the DesignTalks conference. Photo courtesy of DesignMarch
24 to 28 April, Iceland
Reykjavík-based design festival DesignMarch hosts its annual event featuring a programme of workshops, talks, exhibitions and tours over five days.
One of the festival’s largest events is the DesignTalks conference, which takes place on 24 April at the Harpa conference hall and will be livestreamed by Dezeen.
The talks aim to address topics including our reliance on dwindling resources and the overflow of access to information.
Dezeen is a media partner for DesignMarch 2024.
Concéntrico launches The Street in 10 Year programme. Photo courtesy of Concéntrico 10
Concéntrico 10
25 April to 1 May, Spain
Architecture and design festival Concéntrico presents its 10th event, bringing exhibitions, installations and performances to Logroño, Spain.
The events explore urban landscapes, the circular economy, movement in design and the concept of the modern city.
This year also marks the launch of The Street in 10 Year programme, which sees five creative studios find solutions for improving streets in the city.

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