In the spin-off branch of the Academy, in the heart of the renowned ‘Quartieri Spagnoli’, one of the most fascinating and controversial areas of the city, in a complex that has been the symbol of an important social and urban regeneration project, it will be possible to visit the exhibition that will show the results of a workshop planned for design students who will be called to work on the controversial relation city-identity.
The main venue of the Academy, from the afternoon of May 30 until Saturday morning, June 1, will be the information center for all guests and the venue for the conferences that will animate the program. Italian designers will share their experiences with guest designers from Europe, fostering a dialogue on the challenges of the profession, especially when applied in complex scenarios. In the loggia of the Academy, the exhibition of the winning projects of the ED Awards 2024 will be set up.
With the help of young design students from city schools, city tours will be organized every day to discover places that speak of art and design.
In the days leading up to the awards ceremony, we will have the opportunity to meet in the evening in the spaces of some of the studios and galleries in the city for informal conversations with the international designers attending the event.
A Renaissance cloister, then a woolen mill in the Bourbon era in the nineteenth century, this place, managed today by the Made in Cloister Foundation, is the venue for contemporary art exhibitions and at the same time, a multifunctional center that has been carrying out a social support project for years. We will meet here after the award ceremony to celebrate, chat, enjoy some music, dance the night away, and share in a truly memorable evening.
The Festival’s opening night on May 30 will take place in the courtyard of Palazzo Donnaregina, built in the 13th century and home to the city’s most important Contemporary Art Museum. We will welcome all guests, allowing everyone to visit the rooms of the permanent collection and climb to the rooftop terrace of the building to admire the splendid view of Vesuvius and the Gulf.
Every year the European Design Awards celebrate outstanding work in the field of communication design.
This time the awards ceremony (followed by the traditional winners’ party) will take place on Saturday the 1st of June at the Teatro Mercadante, an iconic eighteenth-century theater overlooking the large Piazza del Municipio.
For the European Design Festival in Naples we have secured a special 10% discount on a wide variety of hotels (from 3 to 5 stars) valid for the period of May 28th to June 2nd, 2024. You can secure this discount by mentioning the “EDA24” code when making a reservation.
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