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Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 24 April

Daily coronavirus briefing: today’s architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes coronavirus tartan and emojis.

Scottish designer makes coronavirus tartan to raise money for NHS

Scottish designed Steven Patrick Sim, also known as the Tartan Artisan, has created a tartan called Virohazard (shown above) as a wearable public health warning.

Sim is donating 60 per cent of the proceeds from each coronavirus tartan scarf and facemark sold to the NHS and has also created a Just Giving campaign to fundraise for the NHS (via The Tartan Artisan).

&Walsh designs coronavirus emojis to offer “comic relief” during pandemic

Jessica Walsh’s creative agency &Walsh has designed emojis that detail life during the coronavirus pandemic, including hand sanitiser, a tin of beans and healthcare workers dressed as superheroes (via Dezeen).

BDP converts Cardiff’s Principality Stadium into the Dragon’s Heart Hospital

UK architecture studio BDP has converted Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, formerly known as the Millennium Stadium, into a 2,000-bed hospital. The studio previously explained how the ExCel conference centre in London was turned into a hospital (via Wales247).

Lockdown is an “exercise in presence and gratitude” says Beatie Wolfe

Ahead of today’s VDF collaboration with Beatie Wolfe, the musician says that the coronavirus lockdown is a chance to celebrate “the little things that are so often overlooked” in this video message for Virtual Design Festival (via Dezeen).

Anna Wintour says fashion industry must change after coronavirus

American Vogue editor Anna Wintour has told Naomi Campbell on a live chat on Youtube that the coronavirus has changed people’s values.

“I think it’s an opportunity for all of us to look at our industry and to look at our lives, and to re-think our values, and to really think about the waste, and the amount of money, and consumption, and excess – and I obviously include myself in this – that we have all indulged in and how we really need to re-think what this industry stands for,” said Wintour (via Independent).

How will coronavirus impact cities?

US magazine the Architectural Digest takes a look back at how previous health issues and diseases have shaped cities to anticipate what coronavirus’ impact will be (via Architectural Digest).

Met Museum projects $150 million shortfall for 2020

In New York the Metropolitan Museum of Art – the  largest art museum in the US – has revealed that it is expecting to have a $150 million shortfall in this fiscal year (via NPR).

Keep up with developments by following Dezeen’s coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. For news of impacted events, check Dezeen Events Guide’s dedicated coronavirus page.

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