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Venice Design Week: October 1-9, 2011
October 1, 2011 @ 8:00 am - October 9, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
Creativity, Art, Business, Sustainability and an International Presence for the Second Edition of the Festival of Design in Venice
Get in on the Design Week in Venice, the international event that brings exhibitions, workshops, meetings and above all creative and design firms to the floating city itself, Venice. The theme this year is liquids & drawings or a combo of that as you can shimmy through interesting installation pieces, competitions, and tours of incredible palaces. There are even organized talks by leading players of modern design and architecture.
The DesignSpotter Company explains the essence by saying,”The fact that Design has extended beyond its own boundaries of knowledge is not a momentary phenomenon. It’s strong roots are supported by many factors such as the increasing demand of projects on the emotive and sensorial areas in relation to concepts such as health and wellness. Another important factor is the use of design for public services and the relationship between man and machine.”
Venice Design Week is strongly committed to the history and culture of Venice. Therefore, from the 1st til the 9th of October, Venice is alive with events, performances and events distributed in a variety of meeting spaces in the city. Many of the events will be held in multiple languages thanks to the international competition “Doing things | Article | Handcraft | Industry”, where about 50 designers will be actively participating from around the world. The exhibition hall is in San Leonardo.
There is also a festival dedicated to children, which will take place at the Gardens Greenhouse. Moderators will entertain and teach the children how to create toys, jewelry and home decorations with objects that are thrown away, instilling a seed of sensitivity towards the environment and sustainability.
Between the talks, workshops and guided tours throughout the week, Venice continues to be a hotbed of new ideas and projects, such as the one born with the first meeting of the festival, the network between Designweek of various Italian cities.
For more information, check out: http://www.designweek.it/
Schedule of Events: http://www.designweek.it/images/stories/2011comunicati/calendario%20visite.pdf (It’s in Italian, but pretty self-explanatory.)