27–30 May 2021 the first edition of Southern Sweden Design Days will take place – a new international design event in Malmö. The premiere of the annual event will have an increased digital focus.
During the four event days, a digital platform is created showcasing a full range of design disciplines through seminars, workshops, exhibitions and networking events. The development of new exciting digital formats is fully underway in close collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days’ participants.
“Through a co-creative process that takes advantage of the dedication and drive that is typical for the region, we are developing a design event where the content is produced bottom-up by the creators and Form/Design Center act as a unifying organiser”, says Dorte Bo Bojesen, CEO Form/Design Center.
Activities in the city
If the situation allows in May, physical activities in different places in the city will be open to visitors in an adapted and safe way during the official event days. The programme at Southern Sweden Design Days ‘main location’ at Lokstallarna in Kirseberg will be adapted and broadcast digitally without visitors on site.
This year's theme
The theme for Southern Sweden Design Days 2021 is “1 + 1 = 3”. This year's theme encourages collaborations and cross-fertilisations with the aim of highlighting the region's openness. The event's overall focus is sustainability, collaboration, development and innovation.
Southern Sweden Design Days is organised by Form/Design Center – the main venue for architecture, design and craft in southern Sweden.
Form/Design Center is a meeting place, a venue for inspiration and a knowledge hub within architecture and design. At Form/Design Center you can visit exhibitions, our shop and café, or take part in workshops and lectures. Form/Design Center is also a platform for the design industry and a partner in selected development projects. Form/Design Center is run by Svensk Form Syd, a nonprofit organization. The Center is funded with support from the Ministry of Culture, the City of Malmö, Region Skåne and the Swedish Arts Council.