Łódź Design Festival
Design Festival, Multiple venues, Łódź, Poland.
The presentations of Łódź Design Festival include industrial design, art and crafts design, graphic design, architecture, and fashion.
New economy, new media, new times and values.
The 11th edition of the Łódź Design Festival 's theme will be OD.NOWA (A.NEW). Exhibitions, lectures, discussion panels and workshops will be focused on the theme of contemporary design in the context of redesigning.
Łódź Design Festival is currently the most important international event in design in Central and Eastern Europe. It presents design in various aspects - from industrial design, art and craft design, graphic design and architecture, to fashion. The 11th edition of the festival will take place under the slogan OD.NOWA (A.NEW).
- 'New' seems to be the most important feature of the present days. We have questioned many old truths and dead ways of thinking. For the first time in history, in highly developed societies, the youngest generations live in a world completely different from the one in which their parents grew up. Unusual changes in technology, society and environment motivate us to constantly seek new solutions. At every stage of our lives we face new challenges. How will we live, work, spend our free time? How will our cities look like and how will we move? In what world will we be born, grow up and grow old? We have decided to ask these questions to designers, curators and brands with whom we prepare this year's edition of the festival. - says Michał Piernikowski, director of Łódź Design Festival.
The aging of the population reflects deep changes in human life conditions. This is due to a gradual increase in life expectancy, with a decrease in fertility and mortality. In the UK, over the past two decades, the average life expectancy has increased by five years - half of the babies born today will live to be 103 years old. How will we live through this time? Will we enjoy the independence and good quality of life? For the first time in Poland, straight from the prestigious London Design Museum, the exhibition New Old - Design for Our Future Selves inspires us to rethink the approach to the design dedicated to the elderly. Curators Helen Hamlyn and Jeremy Myerson will present projects by world-renowned creators: Konstantin Grcic, IDEO, Yves Béhar / fuseproject, Future Facility, Special Projects and Priestman Goode.