Designers and creatives have a lot to contribute when it comes to dealing with the new situation that we find ourselves in, as well as the future that we are heading towards. Those working in the design industry haven’t stopped, continuing to work from their homes to create useful products, improve services, open dialogues, and more. Today we’re taking a look at some of these initiatives.
Virtual Design Festival
Since we weren’t able to meet up in Milan this spring, Dezeen magazine has organised the first virtual design festival in the world. From April 15 to June 30, the design community can meet up and see interviews, product launches, and exhibitions online.
Challenges in the design industry
The Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) has organised “Open Doors”, a series of conversations held every other Tuesday that are open to members of the association so that they can share ideas about, and experiences of, the challenges that the design industry is facing in this new situation. The next session will be held on Tuesday, June 2.
Reminder to BEDA members.Join us for Open Doors Dialogue today at 17:00 – 18:00 CEST to share your insight and…
Two hundred and twenty-five designers from 33 countries will take on seven challenges that address new social needs arising from the pandemic and which are being promoted by the World Design Organization (WDO). The first challenge is all about encouraging safe behaviour through media campaigns.
Valencia, the World Design Capital for 2022, has set up #Estopasará (“This will pass”), a collaborative digital platform for projects designed to improve our lives during these times affected by COVID. On this platform, you can find everything from plans to print pieces in 3D to training courses, as well as design proposals for these new times and extremely original initiatives like “Back for good” from Actiu or the COVID Art Museum.
Spanish RED (Reunión de Empresas de Diseño) is hosting the Instagram Live series Conversaciones y claves Pos COVID-19 (“Conversations and the keys to post COVID-19”). It’s a space for debate that gives a voice to design companies, designers, and institutions to discuss their current challenges.
Helping designers help others
Are you a designer that wants to help? La Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle (APCI) gathers and distributes various initiatives from designers, creatives, and makers which are related to entertainment, designing solutions, and thoughts on about the future.
Open source and low-cost
The OpenCovid19 initiative accepts any contribution to the development of open source and low-cost tools and methodologies to fight COVID-19, such as the development of detection kits and the design of protection systems.
Finsa & Tectónica Discussions
How will COVID-19 affect architecture? In our next post, we are going to sum up a few key ideas that have come from a series of conversations where architects discussed what coronavirus has taught us.