ONE DESIGN WEEK is an international festival for contemporary design and visual culture.
It features a professional forum with prominent speakers from all over the world, as well as an extensive program of open Program aimed at the broader audience – exhibitions, workshops, discussions, talks, screenings, parties, book openings, Program for children, etc.
This year for its eighth edition, ONE DESIGN WEEK takes a multidisciplinary approach that both challenges and fulfills the potential of the festival as a platform where a diversity of perspectives, narratives and audiences meet to find a common language. “- Can I help you?” is a question that implies an open invitation for a conversation between designers and the people they serve – everyone.
ONE DESIGN WEEK strives to serve as a platform which stimulates and supports the development of design professionals in Bulgaria. At the same time the festival aims to present and promote sustainable and sensible practices for better and beneficial visual environment from around the world.
The festival’s first edition took place in 2009 under the name Sofia Design Week and in 2014 the festival will take place for the first in Plovdiv. It is produced by the platform for cultural Program EDNO. Among EDNO’s other annual festivals are ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK and ONE DANCE WEEK.
So far the list of speakers at One Design Week includes: Konstantin Grcic, Matali Crasset, Michael Marriott, Mark Chalmers, Erik Kessels, Ji Lee, Marti Guixe, Stefan Sagmeister, Genevieve Gauckler, David Carlson Peter Bilak, Tomek Rygalik, David Carson, Jaime Hayon and Javier Mariscal, among others.
One Design Week 2016
Design is powerful tool that gives shape to almost every aspect of our life. It molds the tangible and intangible at all scales – from the spoon to the city – being an inherent part of our everyday: work, free time, traffic, buildings, communication, food production, waste management and even our relationships. In this manner designers nowadays play a valuable role in the reconfiguration of society.
ONE DESIGN WEEK wants to spark a dialogue. We invite experts from the fields of science, literature, music, dance, film, journalism and politics to respond to the presented projects and start a conversation with the public. The intention is to measure what contemporary design is and what impact it has on our life.
“– Can I help you?” is a question that implies an open invitation for a conversation between designers and the people they serve – everyone.
For its eighth edition, ONE DESIGN WEEK takes a multidisciplinary approach that both challenges and fulfils the potential of the festival as a platform where a diversity of perspectives, narratives and audiences meet to find a common language.Designers will engage with the local context to work on topics that reflect its demands. This will be the base for various events, workshops, exhibitions, interventions, open discussions and lectures that will happen between the 10th and the 19th of June in Plovdiv.
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