DesignMarch 2020 in June!
DesignMarch, Iceland´s largest design festival will take place in Reykjavík this summer!
The festival 2020 was scheduled at the end of March, as it has for the past eleven years; due to Covid-19 pandemic it was postponed until the 24th-28th of June. The festival director and the team have been closely following all developments regarding social distancing rules, crowd limitations, possibilities of travel to and from the country, and have adapted the festival planning as the situation continues to unfold.
In light of recent positive news the festival can go forward, however in altered form in full collaboration with local authorities!
Iceland has been successful in responding to the virus and flattening the curve. The Icelandic government announced that the country will open it´s doors to travellers no later than 15th of June with some conditions. That includes testing at the airport, arriving with a certificate that you are not infected or doing the two week quarantine. For further information click here.
DesignMarch brings together participants and guests with progressive design and innovation. The festival heralds new and surprising approaches and is a vibrant platform for ideas, diverse perspectives and knowledge driving force that enriches and enhances society.
The revised DesignMarch 2020 festival program is coming together and it is evident that this year’s festival will be incredibly varied and intriguing. All emphasis will be on exhibitions and exhibitors as well as the experience and safety of guests.
DesignMarch will give inspiration and enjoyment this summer with the aim to share the exhibitions, participants and their content to a broader audience, both in Iceland and abroad, in collaboration with other stakeholders, such as Promote Iceland. The programme for the festival 2020 has been adjusted to current restrictions. All large and official events of the festival , such as the opening ceremony, DesignTalks, DesignDiplomacy and DesignMatch, will be on schedule for the festival in 2021.
DesignMarch is a harbinger of optimism and creativity. The festival will take the opportunity to focus on design as a driving force for innovation, and demonstrate the important role of design, architecture and innovation in society, especially during this time of uncertainty the world is facing now.
“We want to take the opportunity to bring people’s attention to the importance of creative thinking in trying times.”
Þórey Einarsdóttir, Director of DesignMarch.
We encourage you to follow the festival online where we will be sharing
designs, talks and exhibitions to give you a glimpse of the Icelandic design scene!
If you have any questions or seek more material please feel free to contact the team here and we will assist you in any way.
Let´s be creative and celebrate the importance of design in this new reality the world is facing!
The DesignMarch team