Design Walk II

When
Friday, June 17, 14:00-16:30

Location
The starting point of the tour will be sent to those registered.

Ticket
10 eur / pre-registration required

Get to know Estonian design studios located in ARS Art Factory. The guided tour will take you to three studios that will showcase some of their best work and gladly answer any questions you might have. This is a rare opportunity to get an accurate insight into the way things work within the Estonian design community. This tour will also contain an introductory seminar by the ARS Art Factory itself.

This tour takes you to the following studios:

Dint

Unt/Tammik

IKIGI

Further details will be sent to those registered to the tour.

Design Walk I

When
Friday, June 17, 14:00-16:30

Location
The starting point of the tour will be sent to those registered.

Ticket
10 eur / pre-registration required

Get to know Estonian design studios located in Telliskivi region. The guided tour will take you to five studios that will showcase some of their best work and gladly answer any questions you might have. This is a rare opportunity to get an accurate insight into the way things work within the Estonian design community.

This tour takes you to the following studios:

Velvet

Upstairs

AD Angels

Reet Aus

Stella Soomlais

Further details will be sent to those registered to the tour.

Pre-conference workshop III: Activating Positive Social Change with Disruptive Design by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

When
Friday, June 17, 10:00-13:00

Ticket
60 eur / pre-registration required

Workshop led by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Using a robust scientific approach to understanding the complex systems that impact society, the Disruptive Design Method leverages systems, sustainability, and design to understand, explore, and intervene in existing systems and to activate change globally.

The workshop provides the foundation for using the Disruptive Design Method – a holistic approach to complex problem solving that combines sociological inquiry methods with systems and design thinking approaches. The Disruptive Design Method helps you to develop systems interventions that are smart, effective, thoughtful, and sustainable. Through this workshop you will be introduced to the disruptive and creative mental tools to activate positive change.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu connects systems, sustainability and design together as tools for addressing the planet’s biggest challenges. As a designer, sociologist, and sustainability provocateur, she was named 2016 United Nations Champion of the Earth for her internationally-recognised work in advancing science and innovation for sustainability. She is a TED speaker, entrepreneur, creator of the Disruptive Design Method, founder of the UnSchool and a sustainability provocateur who challenges people to think differently about how the world works.

Pre-conference workshop II: Stop Campaigning, Start Engaging by Marksteen Adamson

When
Friday, June 17, 10:00-13:00

Location
Creative Hub

Ticket
60 eur / pre-registration required

Speaker: Marksteen Adamson of ASHA & Co.

In this session, Marksteen Adamson, Founding Partner, Chief Creative Officer and Director of Strategy of the award-winning, UK-based, creative consultancy ASHA & Co will demonstrate how to create effective engagement with multiple audiences around controversial societal issues. 

Following an introduction to his self-initiated project concerning the plight of refugees – ‘The Stations’, Marksteen will take participants on his personal journey, from his initial feelings of helplessness to the project’s hugely influential outcome. Marksteen will outline ASHA & Co’s ‘Hand of Change’ approach which uses multiple points of focus to build momentum and create impact around toxic issues.

Participants will then be asked to choose their own controversial or uncomfortable issue for which they want to create engagement. They will then be guided through a step-by step process ending with the production of a communication brief that will enable audiences to connect and engage with the chosen issue.

Target group: designers, public sector, NGO

Pre-conference workshop I: Futures Design Methodology by Bespoke

When
Friday, June 17, 14:00-17:00

Location
60 eur / pre-registration required

Speaker: Bespoke (Andreas K. Mortensen & Chanel Haifley)

Innovation leads us to the future, and the future makes us innovate. 
What are the methods for collaboratively prototyping as well as experiencing and impacting future scenarios? How to create hypothetical future props? How to imagine, prototype, deploy and evaluate visions of possible futures on an extended time scale.

The workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Bespoke’s Futures Design methodology. Futures Design is a four step approach to design scenarios by identifying external change signals, assessing future risk factors and strategic opportunities, and backtracking necessary steps to achieve preferable outcomes.

Participants will learn how to take action on an ever-changing society, and get familiar with tools and frameworks to monitor change signals as they arrive in the horizon and uncover opportunities at which today’s decisions and actions can be leveraged to move toward desirable futures.

The methodology will consist of the following activities:

Situate.Theme scoping: Uncovering the future of X by using a Scope Wheel 
Search. Horizon scanning: Detecting external change signals by using Scan Cards 
Sense. Analysing signals: Finding patterns and articulating insights by using Insight Template 
Scale. Scenario making: Sketching scenarios by using a Scenario Canvas. 

All activities will be facilitated by Andreas K. Mortensen & Chanel Haifley and co-created together with all participants.

The workshop will benefit all kinds of participants be it designers, academics, policy-makers or leaders but will emphasise the value it brings to professional/client work.

Bespoke is a global Futures Design Studio based in Copenhagen. You can read more about Bespoke’s work here

Tour:
A visit to e-estonia briefing centre to hear the story of the world’s most advanced digital society.

Viola von Zadow

Viola von Zadow is a communications designer and photographer from Berlin. She is a co-founder and lead designer of m12.studio, co-editor of Design Made in Germany and a jury member for several awards.

m12.studio is a hub for tailor-made, high-standard conceptual design solutions. On top of a strong core team, its long-standing partner network allows to respond to complex client needs in digital and print. Since 2014, Viola is a co-editor for the online magazine of Design Made in Germany, since 2018, a judge for Epica Awards and, since 2020, a jury member of European Design Awards.

Viola studied Kommunikationsdesign at the HTW Berlin with honors and gained project experience at the design studio Ritator in Stockholm, at Polyform in Berlin and with London-based John Thompson & Partners in Dublin and Shanghai.

Country

Germany

Zoltan Gocza

Zoltan is a product design leader with over 20 years of experience creating digital products used by tens of millions worldwide.

Zoltan currently leads a design team at Credit Suisse. In the past, he headed design at companies like Numbrs, Ustream and Isobar, and co-founded a startup that became a market leader.

His publications, like UX Myths or Contrast Rebellion, have reached millions of designers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Zoltan is a frequent speaker at design conferences and courses.

Country

Switzerland

Social Media

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Formal reception

Stockholm City invites all foreign conference participants and an equal number of Swedish counterparts to a formal reception in Stadshuset (the City Hall). This is the same hall as used for the Nobel Prize dinners. It will include a buffet  and a guided tour of the city hall.

Time: 18:00-20:00, Sunday May 18

Party

After the ceremony all participants are invited to the official Winners Party at the Sodra Bar. The event is organized by Corbis, Scanpix and European Design

Ed-Awards Ceremony

Stockholm City invites all foreign conference participants and an equal number of Swedish counterparts to a formal reception in Stadshuset (the City Hall). This is the same hall as used for the Nobel Prize dinners. It will include a buffet  and a guided tour of the city hall.

Time: 18:00-20:00, Sunday May 18

The European Design Festival restarts in Tallinn 2022

It might be that we have been forced for the last two years to stay on the virtual sphere, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t working on getting back on track. With this in mind Tallinn has been chosen as the city  that will welcome the European Design Festival in June 2022.

The prestigious event, which gathers hundreds of communication designers from all over the European continent (and beyond) is set to resume after a two year break, made necessary due  to the ongoing pandemic. It consists of exhibitions, talks, design walks, workshops, conferences, social events and of course the European Design Awards gala.

“We always go for cities that have a vibrant design scene but at the same time are the kind of  destinations that people are excited to visit” says Mr Demetrios Fakinos, the European Design Festival director and added “Tallinn is such a place: an attractive, innovative city that is immersed in the great nordic design culture. I’m sure that with the help of our local partner, the Estonian Design Centre, we will offer an inspiring event that will make everyone happy to  attend”.

The Head of Estonian Design Centre Ms Tiia Vihand asserts: ‘‘We believe that European Design Awards Festival has a significant impact on local design community, as well as helps us to spread the word about the impact of design in our society generally. We feel very honored and excited that next year we can host the event in Tallinn.‘‘
‘‘We are also grateful for City of Tallinn for their contribution and willingness to bring European Design Awards to Tallinn,‘‘ emphasizes Ms Vihand.

The ED-Festival has since 2007 been hosted in cities like Stockholm, Zurich, Rotterdam, Helsinki, Istanbul, Vienna, Porto and Oslo, to name a few. Its mission is to celebrate European  design, facilitate designers to meet, be inspired and build networks, but also to help promote  the design discipline to wider audiences. “Being selected to host European Design Awards in 2022 is a great recognition to Estonia as an excellent location for international high-level conferences and events. We are extremely proud that Tallinn will be joining the outstanding lineup of EDAwards hosts cities and we are ready to impress the international design community!“ adds Kadri Karu, Managing Director of Estonian Convention Bureau.

 

*Photo credit: Tõnu Tunnel

Official announcement of the European Design Awards 2021 results

It might be that again we are not allowed to have a real event, where we meet in person and we physically interact, but this doesn’t mean that we won’t make the best of whatever situation we’re in. Celebrating this year’s ED-Awards is our top priority. That’s why we are working hard to put an exciting show and of course we want you to be part of it.

On Saturday the 12th of June at 5 pm CET, the official results are going to be announced (exactly on the day when it was scheduled all along).
So, feel free to join us for the official announcement of all winners which will take place on our YouTube channel. This is the live YouTube link so make sure to bookmark it.
Also keep an eye on our Facebook event page for special announcements.

Valencia to host the ED-Festival in 2021

Every year, for the past 14 editions of the European Design Awards we have been very eager to welcome the creative community to an exciting series of events that constitute the annual European Design Festival. It’s a time that we get to see many friends in person and get to know new ones. People whom we admire and people who inspire us.

This time however we are sad to confirm that there is not going to be an ED-Festival. The reason is of course very obvious and it has to do with the outbreak of COVID-19. Europe is having a hard time, and in particular Spain, our host for 2020 is paying a heavy toll. It is a decision that does not make us happy, but we strongly believe that it is of the utmost importance to put the health of our guests, staff and community above everything else.

At this point, we need to acknowledge the amazing work the people of ADCV (Art Directors’ Club of Valencia) have done to create content that would have been both fun and inspirational. This work, will not go wasted. It has been decided that Valencia will host next year’s event: the European Design Festival 2021. By then we hope that everything will look much, much brighter!

At this point, we want to stress that apart from the Award Ceremony and the European Design Festival everything else will follow the initial schedule. The juries have already started the task of evaluating all submissions and new virtual processes have been established in the cases where they are needed. You can rest assured that all work is being judged according to the high standards you have always associated with the European Design Awards.

According to our schedule, the notification of finalists will commence on April 6th and everyone will have been contacted by April 13th at the latest.
This means that we will soon be in touch again. Until then, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Be vigilant, be optimistic, be creative and most of all, take care!
Demetrios Fakinos

Managing Director
European Design Awards

 

Victor Palau

He is currently a founding partner of PalauGea and Director/Editor of the magazine Gràffica. From PalauGea and in collaboration with its multidisciplinary team, he designs and executes strategic plans for various clients. From the media Gràffica, he publishes content related to visual and digital culture on digital and paper. He also organizes the Gràffica Awards annually. He has been a speaker at conferences and festivals but he has also organized and curated different activities around design. He has been a jury of D&AD, Laus, Gràffica … and many others. He is a professor of Design in different Masters about Graphic and Editorial Design. Teaches conferences and workshops on design issues aimed at professionals from the creative sector. At the same time, he writes articles related to creativity and design, in Gràffica and other magazines and newspapers.

Country

Spain

Christine Moosmann

Christine Moosmann is co-publisher of the Grafikmagazin, a new magazine that emerged in the German market in 2020. Before that she had been part of the novum team for almost 20 years, serving first as and editor sand since 2019 as the editor-in-chief of the historic magazine.

In her work, Christine searches for new talents, writes articles for other publications, is a member of design juries and holds talks at design conferences. She is also one of the organizers of Creative Paper Conference, a bi-annual conference on paper, printing and print finishing.

Country

Germany

Postreet poster

Postreet poster is an exhibition of posters collected, ripped off, cut out from the street, taken out from the poster mishmash. Expect great classics of “the Polish School of Posters”, remembering the times when posters were seducing passersby with colours and typography. Like a piece of jewelry lost somewhere in the city. We could not do without contemporary masters of comic sans posters whousing their a4 format try to break through marketing crammed pulp. There will be posters both representing the local and foreign scene. Highly engaged, handmade and serigraphy. Digital and offset, posters that entered the city walls and were noticed.

Vernissage: June 9, 6.30 – 9pm
Form more info click here

ED-Festival opening garden party and vernissage of the exhibition “123 Polish posters you don’t want to miss”

The Association of Polish Graphic Designers has a pleasure to invite you to the European Design Festival 2019 Opening. The event will take place in the building of the Poster Museum at Wilanów. Altogether, it will consist of a ceremonial inauguration of the festival, a vernissage of the exhibition “123 Polish posters you don’t want to miss” and afterparty in a beautiful garden belonging to the museum.

All these events will be a great opportunity to meet Polish and European designers, get to know each other and make new friends. The exhibition aims to present 123 posters that have significantly influenced the development of visual communication in Poland and the world. Each of the selected works has a curator commentary that allows you to understand the context of its creation. After the vernissage, there will be a guided tour with the curator.

Karol Śliwka: Polish Design Polish Designers

The largest monographic exhibition on Karol Śliwka, an outstanding graphic designer, creator of over 400 logos that have been a part of Polish everyday life for the past sixty years, shaping the iconosphere of the public space.

Karol Śliwka was a very multifaceted designer. His work has included packaging, book and record covers, stamps, and posters. Yet logos occupy a special place in his career, such as those created for the Institute of Mother and Child, General Director of Roads and Highways, the National Library, Adamed, and School and Educational Publishers. Some of these are presently considered cult classics – it would be hard to find someone in Poland who does not recognize the characteristic logo for PKO BP Bank.

Though many of Karol Śliwka’s designs are still part of the public sphere and the consciousness of many generations, as a designer he often remains anonymous. At this exhibition we are giving the floor to Karol Śliwka: quotes from conversations with the designer guide us through the various stages of his life and work. The witty and nostalgic stories he tells give us a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a graphic designer and the various phases of his work, beginning with the People’s Republic era, moving through the transformation period, and finishing at the present day. We break down Śliwka’s most familiar logos, analyzing their various elements and recalling the stories and anecdotes behind them. We consider what makes a logo good, and what features make it recognizable. We use real objects from the designer’s studio to show the traditional craft of the graphic designer: tools, materials, and techniques that today, in our epoch of omnipresent technology, are slowly being forgotten. We wonder what inspires this graphic designer, whose work helped shape the everyday life of several generations, and if his work should be perceived in terms of craft or art. Finally, analyzing the work of an experienced designer with “principles,” we ask about the values a graphic design can hold.

Special Hotel discounts for ED-Festival attendees

For the European Design Festival in Warsaw we have secured special discounts which you can claim following the instructions described in each individual case

Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre****
63 Grzybowska, 00-844 Warsaw 
• Single room with breakfast- 518,40 PLN per day
• Double room with breakfast- 561,60 PLN per day
Please make the reservation through the following email address: alina.filyuk@hilton.com

BEST WESTERN Hotel Felix***
24 Omulewska
A 20% discount to the regular rate has been offered for those using the password EDF
Please make the reservation through the following email address: hotel@bwfelix.pl

BEST WESTERN Hotel Portos***
3a Mangalia
A 20% discount to the regular rate has been offered for those using the password EDF
Please make the reservation through the following email address: hotel@bwfelix.pl

Ibis styles Warszawa City***
43 Grzybowska
A 15% discount to the regular rate has been offered for those using the password EDF 
Please make the reservation through the following email address: HA1J0-RE@accor.com  
The Ibis promotional offer is valid until 24th May