Tirana Design Week

Tirana Design Weeks is the very first event entirely dedicated to design in Albania and is created with the aim of tackling the manifestations of creativity, with a specific focus on the contemporary context.

During the last 5 years, some very interesting phenomena are emerging in the artistic debate. The global financial crisis and the geopolitical situation created a prolific ground for nationalistic rhetoric and totalitarian visions in Europe. The creative industry and especially design cannot remain indifferent to changes in the general mind-set where the richness and diversity of the contemporary society is continually being questioned.

Tirana Design Week 2015, with the motto “DESIGN NOW”, intends to both investigate the latest and present expressions of design with the aim of exploring new conceptual and practical tools for the coming generation of designers in the region; another aim is also to provoke action into taking the lead for designing now, at the moment when more than ever design needs to start playing a crucial role and mark a change...read more   http://www.tiranadesignweek.com/