In this context, the 2nd Thessaloniki Design Week is organized in 2021 under the main theme of INNOVATION IN DESIGN . 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, from economy and production to the environment and health, through the design of – large and small scale – products and services.
The 2nd ThessDW will be a platform for networking, extroversion and promotion of innovative ideas and projects in Greece and abroad, through a program of events and activities, the participation of organizations and creators, as well as competitions that are based on the following thematic sections.
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.
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 and practices and the advent of new experiences optimize everyday conditions in our personal space and develop new opportunities for personal expression, communication, education, entertainment, usability and functionality. Digital skills and online possibilities are expanding the personal space, giving other dimensions to interpersonal relationships, featuring however a number of unpredictable aspects.
Thessaloniki Design Week, taking into account the developments and the conditions of the respective measures against the pandemic both domestically and internationally, is foreseen to be developed in two phases.