Five architecture and design events in January from Dezeen Events Guide

Image Still showing workers in an Egyptian limestone quarry from the Film The White Hell by Ahmed Assem, Mahmoud Khaled and Omar Shash

Egypt's only design film festival and consumer electronics trade show CES, which features a talk about non-fungible tokens with Paris Hilton, are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month.

Other events taking place in December include Oslo Design Fair as well as two major international exhibitions on British architects Peter Cook and Norman Foster.

Read on for details of our five highlights from January and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around the world.

Shanghai skyscraper duo in the Bund Finance Centre by Heatherwick Studio and Foster + Partners
Top image: The White Hell is showing at Egypt's Film My Design festival. Above: Foster + Partners' retrospective in China includes projects such as the Bund Finance Centre

Urban Visions: Sustainable Communities
Until 18 February, China

Shanghai's Xintai Warehouse hosts a retrospective charting more than five decades of work from Foster + Partners, including international as well as local projects such as the Bund Finance Centre.

The exhibition collates models, videos and photographs to illustrate the firm's approach to sustainability, which span a variety of scales from industrial design projects to entire city masterplans.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
5 to 8 January, USA

The most important technology trade show in the world is taking place in person this year for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Transport is set to be a major focus, with General Motors CEO Mary Barra delivering the event's opening keynote while US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg will speak on the industry's efforts to decarbonise.

Meanwhile, a new programme dedicated to the rise of the "digital asset industry" will include exhibitions of virtual artworks backed by non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and a panel talk featuring "OG Crypto Queen" Paris Hilton.

Instant City illustration by Archigram from Dezeen events guide January
The City Landscapes exhibition in Denmark looks at Archigram's idea of the Instant City

Peter Cook – City Landscapes
21 January to 8 May, Denmark

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art near Copenhagen is hosting an exhibition of drawings and collages by Archigram founder Peter Cook, charting his contributions to the architectural discourse since the beginning of his career in the 1960s.

The show will explore some of Archigram's seminal concepts such as the Instant City, which can be set up overnight, and the Plug-In City made of prefabricated capsule homes.

Oslo Design Fair 2022
26 to 28 January, Norway

The 2022 edition of Oslo Design Fair is set to go ahead at the Norges Varemesse conference centre in Lillestrøm, about half an hour east of Oslo.

The show features design products from around the world with halls dedicated to interior design, craft and fashion, food, and home and garden design.

Image Still from the Film Walking on Water by Andrey M Paounov showing artist Cristo in front of one of his installations from Dezeen events guide january
The Film My Design festival will show Andrey Paounov's film Walking on Water about Christo

Film My Design
27 to 30 January, Egypt

More than 30 screenings, talks and Q&As are scheduled to take place as part of the Film My Design festival in Cairo, which according to the organisers is the "first and only design film festival" in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

One section of the programme will focus on local stories, including four newly commissioned collaborations between emerging Egyptian filmmakers and designers, as well as the award-winning short The White Hell, documenting the working conditions in the limestone quarries of El Minya.

Another section, called Design Across Borders, will showcase a curated selection of design films from across the world including a tribute to Dieter Rams and a behind-the-scenes of Christo's artwork Floating Piers.

About Dezeen Events Guide

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