The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week, January 16-22, 2017.
Going into its 7th year, TO DO transforms Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere, bringing people together to celebrate contemporary culture. We provide opportunities for emerging talent, and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.
It’s more than a conference; it’s more than a music festival. It’s the annual do-tank at the intersection of innovation, business, social impact design and creative expression. Taking place from 21 - 24 February 2018 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, the Design Indaba Festival is a showcase of the best in design and creativity.
For the Conference, we've curated a lineup of design thinkers, artists, exhibitions and performances from Africa and the rest of the world. We’re extending the experience to include Nightscape, an inner-city festival immersed at the Artscape Piazza.
The world's most northern design week invites you to come and experience the 7 day city wide design festival for the 10th time. Bringing together people from all different backgrounds, industries and countries, Arctic Design Week seeks to give design a fresh platform and highlights the vital role design plays in our lives.
It is a 4-day event that brings together and promotes creativity, innovation and design in all its states, whether in industrial objects, artistic, graphic, digital, gastronomic, visual, interior design or fashion, where the creative industries and design are the transversal subject, that impact both commercially and culturally, as well as our identity as a city.
Nairobi Design Week is an annual festival that promotes the Kenyan design community, in collaboration with local and international partners. The annual festival gives citizens a chance to explore the scene and participate in projects and conversations concerning their city. By focusing on a theme every year, we curate a select number of events and projects that aim to keep an open dialogue and create tangible outcomes.
Beyond the festival, we work with partners to create an engaging calendar of design events throughout the year. Most recently we helped in organising the Nairobi International Design Conference (NIDEC) 2017, which brought together some of our key partners from around Kenya and the world to host speaker panels and workshops. Through our online platforms we aim to keep professionals and design enthusiasts updated on some of the latest events and news in Nairobi. By talking to our community we are able to connect agencies, makers, designers and other creatives to clients, collaborators and partner projects.
DesignMarch is Iceland’s most important design festival (design week) held annually for four days late in March. From fashion to furniture, architecture to food design, the festival showcases the best of the local design scene alongside exciting international names, opening with DesignTalks, a day of lectures by internationally acclaimed designers and the foremost local design thinkers.
DesignMarch is organized by Iceland Design Centre, the promotion agency of Icelandic design and architecture.
Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Our vision is to encourage the public to explore all aspects of design.
Łódź Design Festival is currently East-Central Europe’s most significant and internationally recognized design event. It presents different faces of design including industrial design, arts and crafts design, graphic design, architectural design and fashion design. It brings people together who respond to challenges with an open mind and commitment, and who have the courage to design and make a difference. Because design is more than just another pretty chair.
Vancouver Design Week (VDW) is the city’s official interdisciplinary design festival — at once a city-wide platform, invitation and call to action! VDW is a unique opportunity to: celebrate local design talent; connect design makers and users; and to support design’s capacity for improving the quality of our everyday lives.
We are all impacted by design everyday. VDW’s mission is: to increase awareness of and appreciation for design, design process and the pervasive impact design has on important social and cultural issues; and to create an informed, inclusive (and inspiring!) participatory platform for engaging them.
VDW’s full 10 day festival is gearing up to return for 2018, but rather than go without another year, we’re whetting the palate for 2017 with an abridged program —
a Vancouver Design Week(end).
LA Design Festival is a citywide celebration of creative talent that honors the rich design culture of Los Angeles. From design shows like INTRO LA to parties, exhibitions, workshops, and conversations, the LA Design Festival is proud to present programming that reflects the immense diversity and talent of the creative communities of LA.
After 11 successful editions, the BDW has firmly established itself as the Barcelona’s leading event, and as one of the major design weeks on the international calendar. Last edition of the BDW welcomed a record attendance of over 12.000 people.
Barcelona Design Week, organised by BCD Barcelona Design Centre, is an annual meeting of design, innovation and business that from 2006 attracts professionals, creative businesses and design lovers who are eager to learn new trends, to network and to share knowledge and projects about a wide range of topics.
Celebrating it’s 10th year! Explore what makes design in the Bay Area so unique. From tech inventions to culture changing products, human centered design, emerging fashion to international architecture, San Francisco Design Week is an opportunity to experience the region’s unique design talents, impact and innovations. From household products you use in your home and car to tech you wear or carry in your pocket, San Francisco is a hub of innovation like no other. We’ll discuss, debate, explore, celebrate and showcase San Francisco’s broad influence on the design world and beyond.
SF Design Week spans the entire Bay Area from Silicon Valley to the city of San Francisco. With more than 60 studio tours and 200 events throughout the week featuring world-renowned designers, entrepreneurs and innovative thought leaders.
Gdynia Design Days is an annual festival showcasing the latest trends and best practices in the field of design. Brimming with inspiring exhibitions, lectures, workshops and discussions the program is aimed at both professionals, young entrepreneurs and design enthusiasts looking for inspiration for creative activities and creative leisure time. For the 10 days in July Gdynia becomes the best summer meeting place for the design industry. GDD is also the only festival of design in Poland during which the created prototypes have a chance of being implemented.
The organizer of the festival is the Gdynia Design Centre / Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia / City of Gdynia
Brazil is definitively inserted on the top international Design Festivals´ circuit, with the success of the largest Latin American event: DW! Sao Paulo Design Weekend. DW! is a creation of Lauro Andrade – CEO of SUMMIT PROMO – and joins annually, at Sao Paulo´s city, more than 200 independent and simultaneous events, organized by companies, professionals, educational institutions and NGOs. DW!´s first edition was held in 2012 , and since then has been growing and maturating year after year, reaching international quality levels. Public and private activities at DW! are promoted in strategic points of the city such as Museums, Galleries, Studios, Stores, Shopping Centers, Parks, Public Squares, Universities, Colleges and others. The contents are integrated and presented in an Official Program, publicized by DW!´s media groups partners, impacting millions of people and promoting the importance of “design and designers”.
Seoul Design Week(SDW) is representing design festival of Seoul city consisting of various design-related events being held simultaneously at DDP.
SDW is a festival run by the participation of citizens where individuals, businesses, organizations, schools, design experts, and other participants communicate design and relish its beauty, while sharing diverse ideas that can contribute to a “better life.”
Helsinki Design Week is a multidisciplinary design festival that presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture. Held annually in September, the festival programme contains around 250 events every year, and boasted about 158,000 visitors in 2016. Helsinki Design Week chairs World Design Weeks from 2017 to 2020.
Beijing Design Week (BJDW), launched in 2009, is a national large-scale annual cultural event and international A-type creative design event held in Beijing with the approval of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, which is cosponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Beijing Municipal Government.
As the design week with the largest scale in Asia and creative design public service platform with international influence in Beijing and with sustainable development, every year BJDW attracts more than 2,000 designers, institution representatives and academic professionals, more than 100 registered media and 5 million audience
Change the world by design.
EDIT is a 150,000-square-foot immersive experience that envisions a world transformed by unparalleled design, innovation and technology solutions. Produced by Design Exchange, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this groundbreaking inaugural festival will ignite conversations through an array of curated exhibits, compelling talks, and inspiring installations. Inviting some 100,000 visitors to East Harbour (formerly Unilever soap factory) in Toronto's Port Lands, EDIT challenges visitors and participants to consider how we can make the world a better place. Together.
Tokyo Design Week celebrated its 32nd anniversary in 2016 and has developed into an international design event that gathers excellent architecture, interior, product design, graphic design and art from all over the world. Tokyo Design Week presents Japan’s newest creativity and technology under a different theme every year and attracts more than 100,000 visitors every year.
Change the world by design.
EDIT is a 150,000-square-foot immersive experience that envisions a world transformed by unparalleled design, innovation and technology solutions. Produced by Design Exchange, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this groundbreaking inaugural festival will ignite conversations through an array of curated exhibits, compelling talks, and inspiring installations. Inviting some 100,000 visitors to East Harbour (formerly Unilever soap factory) in Toronto's Port Lands, EDIT challenges visitors and participants to consider how we can make the
world a better place. Together.
Since 2009, Design Week Mexico is the city event that builds the most influential design scene in the country through a program with diverse meeting platforms for the creative community and the most important cultural, educational, commercial and governmental.
Our programming happens during the first week of October, inaugurating the fairs and events of this "Design Month". Through 16 different platforms , DWM drives design as a tool for economic, social, cultural and environmental development.
The first Istanbul Design Week took place in 2005 on the Old Galata Bridge that contains the contexts of design history.
Istanbul Design Week is a week dedicated to design, a showcase for designers, a new business opportunity for participant companies to present their products and activities to an international audience. Visitors experienced intense design days with symposiums, workshops and conferences at this connection point for creative ideas from different disciplines of design.
Istanbul Design Week is organised by idf (international design fairs) with the support of its project partners such as Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Hûrriyet newspaper and dDf (dream design factory).
In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. During 9 days more than 2,500 designers present their work and ideas to more than 295,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than hundred locations across the city, DDW organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.
DDW concentrates on the designs of the future. Every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, but the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and cross-overs. Exceptional attention each year goes to work and development of young talent.
LDW serves as a platform to integrate art, culture and different manifestations of design.
For the fifth consecutive year, the LIMA DESIGN WEEK event will take place, from November 07 to 19, 2017 with activities in different points of the city of Lima.
An excellent way to discover the design in Lima is through the main avenues of the capital of Lima. This is where leading design houses are located, as well as a variety of stores that sell products from large firms.
The route traces and promotes an exclusive circuit between the premises of sale of author's design. These destinations stand out for their innovation and contribution to design.
Dubai Design Week (DXBDW) is held in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) and is supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA), In Dubai’s collaborative spirit, and as a reflection of the city’s global outlook, its design week is both regional and international in scope, encompasses public and private spheres, culture, education and entertainment, and spans multiple disciplines, ranging from graphic and product design to architecture and industrial design. Panels, keynote speeches, panel discussions, public performances and educational workshops all contribute to the greater discussion of what design means for the region and the world.
Chiang Mai Design Week is an annual festival jointly held by creators from different industries, established and upcoming designers, craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai to present design innovations or new projects that cater to the needs of modern living. It also provides a conversation space where people can get together and share design knowledge as local and international designers and creators are invited to celebrate the creative culture and the potential of design. Moreover, the event will help build collaboration networks and expand local and international business opportunities, which lead to a better working environment for creators and entrepreneurs in creative industries.
The festival, however, reaches beyond designers and creative professionals. It also focuses on creating shared experience with design works among the younger generation, local communities, tourists and anyone interested in design through various activities such as exhibitions, large-scale installations, arts and music. Not only to create a sense of awe and spark inspiration, the activities also explain the benefits of design on modern living and enliven the city’s creative atmosphere. Importantly, they further Chiang Mai’s development effort towards becoming a “Creative City” with deep art, cultural and artisan roots.