Dubai Design Week 2020 is different from all its precedents. Adapting to new realities and current shifts, this year’s edition will be addressing the role and responsibilities of designers, creatives and creative industry stakeholders in redefining the way we live in the near and long term future. We are already witnessing a collective creative response in solving crisis and we would like to amplify this response by inviting designers to present ideas and proposals that will contribute in re-imaging traditional processes and approaches for a better shared and fair future.

Themes related to locality, collective work, future imagining and sharing of public space under physical and mobility restrictions are put forward in this year’s edition for designers and creatives to investigate.

The highlights of this year’s program include the new Abwab Pavilion presented by the winner of the Abwab Open Call, Iraqi Designer Hozan Zangana, the UAE Designer Exhibition introducing the works of 20 designers representing the current local creative production, a d3 business partners dedicated capsule exhibition “d3 edit” featuring key design brands, a series of outdoor public installations proposing ides for the future of public spaces as well as a curated talks program featuring daily hybrid talks between speakers based in Dubai and international design experts unpacking the role of design in future-making…