INNOVATION IN DESIGN | 2nd Thessaloniki Design Week: a platform for networking, extroversion and promotion of innovative ideas and projects through events, exhibitions and competitions

The 2nd Thessaloniki Design Week is organized in 2021, under the main theme of «INNOVATION IN DESIGN» and it will serve as a platform for networking, extroversion and promotion of innovative ideas and projects in Greece and abroad through a program of events, exhibitions and competitions.

All aspects of the event focus on the innovation, ingenuity and experience of the creative manpower and entrepreneurship of the city and the country, in line with international trends, aiming at redefining and developing every aspect of our lives through the design of – large and small scale – products and services.

It is an initiative of PHILARTIA, in collaboration with the MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI, along with the participation of organizations and groups active in the fields of design, education, culture and entrepreneurship.

Taking into account the developments, both domestically and internationally, Thessaloniki Design Week will be developed in two phases:
The first phase features the International Οpen Call that will result in a digital exhibition of selected proposals. 
In the second phase, in October, the main event of Thessaloniki Design Week will take place, in physical or hybrid form depending on circumstances, with exhibitions, conferences, workshops and guided tours that will spread across the city. 

The Open Call is addressed to individual designers, groups or companies from all areas of design to submit their proposals and projects, regarding digital or tangible products, services and applications that match the INNOVATION IN DESIGN requirement and fall under the individual thematic sections:

SHAPING THE PUBLIC SPACE: In the context of the rapid and successive changes of the era, there is a necessity to redefine the existing means, tools and services, in order to upgrade and ensure the sustainability of our environment. Urban and public spaces are in need of innovative solutions in order to meet new challenges and achieve smooth operation and accessibility for all.

With a broader focus on “Smart Cities”, new possibilities are given to address these issues through advanced digital technologies, from large-scale design and architecture, to urban green spaces and equipment ιn the modern city.

CREATING IN OUR PERSONAL SPACE: The constant change in living conditions leads to reshaping the existing life model, personal choices and means, in order to meet the modern demands of well-being in our era. The use of innovative solutions, education, entertainment, usability and functionality.

Digital skills and online possibilities and practices and the advent of new experiences optimize everyday conditions in our personal space and develop new opportunities for personal expression, communities are expanding the personal space, giving other dimensions to interpersonal relationships, featuring however a number of unpredictable aspects. 

Applications should be submitted until June 20, 2021 at 23:00 here.

For more information visit the website of Thessaloniki Design Week