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IN / DEEP with Animator Andy Biddle

A Chef Finds New Flavors in a Pandemic

Build a Fantastical City (With or Without) Kids at Home

May 6

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may 6, 9 pm est

The Design Kids Presents: The Great Side Project

With the 7th week in lockdown on our doorsteps it's not uncommon to feel as though your creative juices are wearing thin. So this month we're focussing on an event which will relight that spark. Whether you’re looking for your next side project, or you have an idea and want to know how to get started, we’re covering all the basics. We’ll also be talking about the pressure many of us feel trying to use our time productively during isolation, how creativity has been impacted by the global shut down and how community can refresh and motivate us.

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may 6, 3 pm bst

IN / DEEP with Animator Andy Biddle

Join IN / DEVELOPMENT for a conversation with Andy Biddle, who previously worked on animating The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and Wallace and Gromit (2005).

livestream event

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may 6, 4 pm bst

Virtual Design Festival x Iris Van Herpen

Dezeen will premiere an exclusive series of video interviews with Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen as part of the VDF x Iris van Herpen collaboration during Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival.

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may 6, 9 pm est

88Rising Presents: Asia Rising Forever

88Rising is hosting a 4 hour livestreamed concert celebrating the most exciting Asian talent from around the world. Featuring Alextbh, Audrey Nuna, Beabadoobee, CLC, Dumbfounded, HYUKOH, Ingo Pascual, Josh Pan, Kang Daniel, Keshi, Lim Kim, Luna Li, mxmtoon, NIKI, No Vacation, Phum Viphurit, Rich Brian, Stephanie Poetri, Suboi, Umi, Yuna and 9m88.

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How Nike Turned Shoe Parts Into Face Shields In Just Two Weeks

by Mark Wilsom

@yrurari Has An Uconventional Take On Face Masks

A Design Brief From the Mayor of London During a Pandemic

by Lucy Bourton

Finding Connections During Quarantine with Animal Crossing

by Simon Parkin

A Chinese School's Solution for Keeping Kids 6 Feet Apart

by Lilly Smith

Creatives Are Uniting to Protect Vulnerable Women and Children Impacted by Self Isolation

Reaching for Resilience in the Time of Covid-19

by Brian LaRossa

“On my birthday last weekend, my fiancé led me to his laptop, and suddenly I heard screams of “Surprise!” My friends had organized a Zoom party without me finding out—a major coup on their part. Beneath the surprise, though, lay a familiar virus-induced sadness: I didn’t realize how much I’d miss hugging these people I love.

Right before everyone sang happy birthday, my doorbell rang: the chocolate bundt cake Mom had mailed arrived right on time. I blew out the candles and looked at the screen full of people clapping, laughing, and blowing kisses. At the top left corner was my mother, smiling into her camera, looking over me.”

- Phillip Picardi via It Took a Global Pandemic, but I’m Finally Calling My Mom

How Coronavirus Might Make Our Cities More Sustainable

by The Conversation

A Chef Finds New Flavors in a Pandemic

by Hannah Beech

Get Our Protectors Personal Protective Equiptment

Learn to Make Bread at Any Skill Level

Movies to Watch During Your Next Netflix Party:

  • Back to the Future trilogy

  • Hugo

  • Inception

  • Incredibles 2

  • Marriage Story

  • Moonlight

  • Roma

  • Snowpiercer

  • Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

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Change Your Video Conferencing Backdrop

Bored? Here Are Some Things You Can Do Right Now:

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Build a Fantastical City With (or Without) Kids at Home

Revisit Last Week's 'Call to Unite' Online Conference