The world's most northern design week in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland.
The week brings together professionals in the field of design to discuss possibilities and future of Arctic Design together with businesses and citizens.
ADW presents design talks and workshops, design exhibitions, pop-up design shops and restaurants, an arctic fashion show and a number of other events. The week creates food for thought and soul.
The Arctic Design Week is organized by the City of Rovaniemi and Rovaniemi Regional Development Agency, The University of Lapland Faculty of Art and Design, and various business partners.
The Arctic climate offers enormous possibilities, but also poses some intriguing challenges for design from the viewpoints of housing, construction, infrastructure, travel, wellbeing and tourism.
With the temperature well below zero, the landscape covered with pure white snow, day light hours minimal, and night skies lit with Aurora Borealis in the winter, or quite the opposite, with 24h sunlight in the summertime, Rovaniemi is precisely the right platform for arctic design.