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The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22


In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of “coronagrifting” designers and architects and sanitising bubbles and seaweed capsules.

COVID-19 will further separate the talented from the “cookie cutter” says Jackie Johnston

Creativity will “go through the roof” when the coronavirus pandemic passes, forcing designers to be even more “individual, unique and distinctive” according to Rothelowman design consultant Jackie Johnston. Read on ADR >

Architecture critic accuses architects and designers of “coronagrifting” with COVID-19 proposals

Architecture critic Kate Wagner has hit out at architects and designers for proposing coronavirus-related solutions, describing some of the proposals as “bullsh*t”. Read on Wagner’s blog >

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney reopens with extended dates

The Biennale of Sydney announced today that NIRIN, its 22nd edition, will be reopening from 16 June, with some venues opening from 1 June 2020. Read on the Biennale website >

Tallinn Architecture Biennale postponed until 2022

 The 6th edition has been adjourned “due to the postponement of the Venice Architecture Biennale as well as the uncertain times that international cultural events are facing because of the coronavirus outbreak”.

Sanitising bubbles and seaweed capsules could be the future of hand hygiene

Winners of Bompas & Parr’s Fountain Of Hygiene competition include a machine that blows sanitising bubbles, single-dose seaweed capsules and a disinfecting doorbell. Read on Bompas & Parr >

ADR interviewed Jessica Ball about post-coronavirus office design

This week on ADR, we spoke to Koichi Takada interior architect Jessica Ball about the change in office design after coronavirus. Read on ADR >

Collection project by the Museum of the Home will document domestic life under lockdown

London’s Museum of the Home has launched a UK-wide project that calls for members of the public to submit photos and personal accounts of their living experience during the coronavirus pandemic. Read on the Museum of the Home >

Watch our Working from Home series

In this week’s collection of WFH videos, we hear from Architectus Senior Associate Diana Rosenthal from Adelaide and more. Watch the videos on ADR >

Domino Park introduces social distancing circles to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis

While all public spaces around the world are trying to innovate and implement safety measures to open during the coronavirus pandemic, Brooklyn’s Domino Park has introduced a series of painted social distancing circles. Read more on Domino Park >

The design competition gets digital spritz

Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) is using the COVID-19 pandemic to rethink the design competition for the digital space. Read on ADR >

Lead image courtesy of Bompas & Parr.


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