Ready to celebrate March in May – again?
Iceland´s largest design festival, DesignMarch, takes place from May 4th – 8th 2022.
DesignMarch hence the name, has always been in March but then Covid happened and in 2020 the festival spread its wings in June and this year March happened in May. There was great satisfaction with the timing of the festival being closer to the summer so the festival board decided that in 2022 it will take place on the first weekend in May – and hopefully then in a more traditional way than in the past two years.
Applications will be open from September 13th – November 1st 2021
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.
DesignMarch gives inspiration and enjoyment 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.
DesignMarch is a harbinger of optimism and creativity. The festival takes 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.
At DesignMarch 2021, focus was on design as a driving force for innovation and the shows demonstrated the important role of design, architecture and innovation in society, especially during times of uncertainty. Designers shared a strong focus on sustainability, reuse, recycling, wellness, nature, innovation and community. A common theme throughout was to design for a better future.
In collaboration with Icelandair, DesignMarch launched a short documentary about design in Iceland, called Why not? Designing the Spirit of Iceland. The documentary can be viewed here.
DesignMarch in collaboration with the Icelandic Embassies in the Nordic capitals host events in the form of podcasts, taped in the preparation of the festival in Iceland. The aim was to bring together designers from Iceland and the Nordic capitals in an interesting conversation about design and architecture, thereby creating a foreign forum for the festival in collaboration with the embassy and foreign cooperation site.
Read more about it here and listen to the interesting conversations on design and architecture.
If you have any questions or seek more material please feel free to contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take it from there!
Let´s be creative and celebrate the importance of design in this new reality the world is facing!
See you at DesignMarch 2022