With a focus on designing for positive impact and emphasis on new opportunities for the creative community, the 2020 edition of Dubai Design Week will present a revised programme consisting both digital as well as physical components that incorporate distancing measures, at the festival’s main hub in Dubai Design District (d3) and in locations across the city.

A key component of Dubai’s cultural and creative calendar, the festival covers design across creative disciplines including architecture, interiors, product design, service design, multimedia and graphic design. We are inviting individuals, creative studios, private and public institutions and organisations, manufacturers and makers from local and regional creative communities to be part in shaping this Dubai Design Week 2020, taking place 9-14 November; An edition dedicated to supporting the creative industry to take the lead and forge the discourse around how the future will look like for all of us.

This means working together to explore how best the creative community would be represented to maximize on the different offerings and benefits of the festival. 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.

Reach out with innovative ideas for staging multi-disciplinary collaborations, pop-up exhibitions, cultural showcases, installations or unique digital experiences, talks, workshops or masterclasses. Our team can advise on the most suitable format for your participation, whether staged independently in your own space or incorporated into the festival’s curated programmes.

For partners interested in submitting a proposal for an installation, we are encouraging the production of semi-permanent public space interventions putting forward solutions for problematics related to the changes occurring in the urban environment today and the new challenges arising from physical distancing.

For more information, download the Partner Information Pack.

For themes and criteria related to Installations, click here.