Electronic - The Virtual Tour Launch Event

Nightlife Architecture

Join electronic artist Daniel Avery, DJ, musician, and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal, architect, researcher and teacher, Pol Esteve and design and nightclub historian Dr Catharine Rossi for this talk on nightlife architecture.

This an online event on Facebook.

Due to the most recent COVID-lockdown in London, we have taken the decision to pre-record the panel discussion 'Nightlife Architecture', rather than host a live in-person discussion from the Design Museum to ensure the safety of our panellists and staff.

What to expect

To coincide with Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers - The Virtual Tour, this panel discussion explores how design and architecture have shaped nightclubs.

Drawing upon the spatial typologies, interiors, lighting, and sound systems of different clubs from around the world, and other environments where electronic music is experienced, the panel will discuss the significance of design in creating spaces for experimentation and alternative lifestyles, after dark.

Facebook event

Tickets for this event grant you access to the filmed tour of Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

General Admission £7.99. Members FREE

How to join the event:

  • Buy one ticket per viewer via the Facebook Paid Online Event link. Access the Facebook event on Thursday 17 December at 20.00 GMT (Facebook will also notify you in advance on the platform).

  • Watch the panel discussion.

  • A link and password to watch an exclusive preview of Electronic: The Virtual Tour will be shared as part of the panel discussion.

  • Don't worry if you miss the panel discussion, a recording will be accessible by all ticket-holders until 27 December 2020, 18.00 GMT.

  • Ticket-holders will be able to watch the filmed tour until March 2021.

*Refunds policy: *No refunds. Automatic refunds will be issues in case of event cancellation.


Daniel Avery

Electronic musician and DJ Daniel Avery released his third studio album Love + Light in 2020, a surprise release coming into existence at the beginning of lockdown. The record arrived just months after the full-length Illusion Of Time, a collaboration with Nine Inch Nails member Alessandro Cortini. Avery’s seminal 2013 work Drone Logic is considered one of the most important techno albums of the last decade by critics and fans alike.

Dr Catharine Rossi

Dr Catharine Rossi is a design historian interested in socially and politically engaged approaches to design and design history. She curated projects on nightclubs at the Venice Architecture Biennale and London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, and most recently Night Fever with the Vitra Design Museum, which is next touring to V&A Dundee in 2021.

Nabihah Iqbal

Nabihah Iqbal is a musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster from London. Her debut album, ‘Weighing of the Heart’ was released in December 2017 and she is currently an artist-in-residence at Somerset House. Aside from working on her own music, Nabihah has hosted a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio, and has also been presenting shows on BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1.

Pol Esteve

Pol Esteve Castelló is an architect, researcher and teacher. He is a Studio Master in the Architectural Association and a PhD candidate at The Bartlett, UCL. He is cofounder of the architecture studio GOIG. His work has explored the relationship between space, technology and body, with particular interest in non-canonical histories.

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