RE-CREATION is the slogan of the first Thessaloniki Design Week and the general axis and theme of the agenda and the events, of the 1st Thessaloniki Design Week that will take place at Thessaloniki, Greece from 5th till 12th of May of 2019.
In the new era, where digital technologies are changing rapidly not only ways of production of goods but also people’s attitudes, innovative design gains a broad, holistic significance in the lives of all of us. But it is not just about the present, as its every new step shows also what is going to exist in the future.
Developments that rapidly change production structures in modern societies leave behind shells in need of re-generation and transformation into new utilitarian infrastructures. Spaces and urban landscapes, new landmarks and their equipment get a new shape of life, creating poles of innovative behavior and urbanity.
The new consumer needs and habits and the modern products they create do not only contain their own value but are also surrounded by projection and disposal systems, that in many ways stimulate the need to acquire and consume them. The qualities do exist, but acquire more complex and differentiated features, which give new identities and values to goods and services.
In a world that is constantly reforming production models, with affected societies and others that get to the fore, the personal skills of individuals are under constant judgment and need of adjustment. However, whichever the crisis and disaster’s impact, it may contain the seeds of a new creativity, an evolutionary process of producing new ideas and abilities.
Even for our primary, living needs, the satisfaction that accompanies them acquires deeper and more substantial completeness when the whole spectrum of our senses is stimulated and a total experience and overall pleasure is achieved. Everything that constitutes the well-being is detected, combined and re-fined, creating the new fugue of our bliss.
Every expression of creativity, every new idea, is anxious for its appearance, its weighting by the public, its possible recognition. Invitations that are challenging for new creators are the driving force for new productivity and growth.
Applications should be sent, using the form below, till January 10, 2019 and should include :
- The applicant’s (group) profile, including full contact data, curriculum vitae, achievements and possible previous exhibitions of the project.
- The title of the project and its description in Greek or English.
- Photos of the project or designs in 2D 3D and its dimensions.
- Possible installation requirements.
All applications will be examined by the committee responsible and judged according to the following criteria :
- Relevance to the general axis and the thematic sections of the 1st ThessDW.
- Innovation, functional value and aesthetic quality.
- Project requirements – suitability for available places.
The proposals will be examined till January 25, 2019 and the selected candidates will be notified, to prepare their projects.
Candidates’ participation in both Thessaloniki Design Week’s venues and events is free of charge. However, candidates will have to cover their project’s cost, as well as their personal expenses in case they plan to be present.
In the case of participations or projects judged to be able to be presented in workshops or other actions of the program, consideration will be given to the ability to cover the participants’ personal expenses. It is also possible to fund proposals or projects through sponsorships or awards, since they will be providedin the context of Thessaloniki Design Week.
PROPOSALS ACCEPTED UNTIL JANUARY 10, 2019