The World’s Best Cities for Design Travel in May
If you love design and art, there are plenty of reasons to plan a trip in May. From Venice to Sydney, designers are gearing up for the biggest and most astonishing events of the month.
In this article, Mattar Property Development rates the world’s best cities for designer aficionados. These cities are centers of music and dance, museums, and theater. They are where iconic design was founded, and where the latest in creative experimentation is happening.
Architecture takes the stage this year with the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The “FREESPACE” titled event, will explore ways that public space can shape the environment we live in, with more than 71 projects. Seven countries, including Lebanon, will be participating for the first time.
The world’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas takes over the metropolis city of Australia. From May 26 to June 17, Sydney will be hosting live performance at the Sydney Opera House, art exhibits, and much more. Once the sun goes down, the city’s landmarks will become the center for light installations by local and international artists.
The Atlanta Design Festival coincides with the city’s Jazz Festival starting on May 26, bringing visitors interested in design and music to Georgia’s capital. Be sure to visit the High museum of Art and grab a bite at the Ponce City Market, a chic food hall.
The Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 70th edition, where acclaimed director and screenwriter Pedro Almodovar will serve as president of the jury. If you feel overwhelmed by the paparazzi’s, you can take a relaxing walk on the hills of Monaco and contemplate Charles Garnier’s iconic building; Monte-Carlo Casino.
On May 5, the Citroen Cultural Center will unveil an exhibit in collaboration with Paris’s Centre Pompidou that will activate the space with a variety of installations paying homage to the architecture and functions of the old garage. Also, make sure to visit the Horta Museum.
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