Nelly's Sports Day Featured on Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival Roundup

2nd July 2020, Online @ Dezeen

Nelly's Sports Day for Dezeen Virtual Design Festival that took place on the 29th June 2020, has been featured in Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival Roundup. You can read the full article here. 

This article describes the show as an "energy-induced, power fuel-propelled, 2.5 hour, live marathon show" and is selected as a highlight of the 12th and final week of Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival. 

More information about Dezeen's Sports Day

In these pandemic times, sport has been – like any collective event – heavily impacted, to the point that one might wonder – is sport even a collective thing any more? Nelly and her guests explored this idea and together they learnt what sport has to offer other fields – design, nightlife, the space industry, politics and more.

Nelly's guests at the Dezeen Sports Day were

  • Yinka Ilori, designer
  • Joshua Grannell aka Peaches Christ, drag queen and cult leader
  • Tea Uglow, author, activist and Director of the Google Creative Lab
  • Ro Jackson, founder of Slowe Magazine, a sports magazine showcasing women’s sports
  • Len Elmore, sportscaster, lawyer and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player
  • David Goldblatt, sportswriter, broadcaster, sociologist, journalist and author
  • Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Indaba
  • Hector Roca, International Boxing Digest’s #1 Spanish-speaking boxing trainer in the world
  • Bruce Silverglade, President and owner of the legendary Gleason’s Gym
  • Aleali, sneaker designer with Jordan and fashion tour-de-force
  • Roumaysa Boualam, boxer and the first African woman to qualify for the 2021 Olympics
  • Lilli Barrett O’Keefe, Project manager of the global network ‘Football for Good’, creator of the Play Proud Campaign for LGBTQ+ youth inclusion in football

You can still watch this event by following the link below. 

 Follow this link to access the stream and see the chaos unfold! 

About the Virtual Design Festival

Running from 15 April to 10 July, Virtual Design Festival was the world’s first online design festival. It is sponsored by bathroom and kitchen manufacturer Grohe. To watch Nelly’s previous appearances at the Virtual Design Festival, click here.

About Dezeen

Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing. Their mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects and news from around the world.

Dezeen was launched by Marcus Fairs in November 2006 and has grown rapidly ever since. They also run Dezeen Awards, an annual awards programme that identifies the world’s best architecture, interiors and design.

Read the full article here.