What is Beirut Design Week?
Established in 2012, Beirut Design Week is the largest growing design festival in the Middle East & North Africa. The main goal of the event is to encourage inter-cultural exchange, design, education, social impact, and design entrepreneurship. Every year for a week, a series of events take place whereby local and international designers come together to showcase their works across the different neighborhoods of Beirut (Downtown, Hamra, Ashrafieh etc.).
This year’s theme and program
Beirut Design Week is returning for its 8th edition under the theme of ‘Design & Nostalgia’, whereby time and its fluctuation will be playing an integral part of the event. As creative people, writers, artists, designers, architects, actors and most importantly thinkers embedded in their present state, this year’s theme unites us in bringing back what used to be, acknowledging its value and utilizing it for the purpose of gradually creating new visions and establishments, etching new statements based on those past, carving new shapes from those forgotten and departed.
Running between July 2nd and July 7th, Beirut Design Week 2019 invites creative actors in the Lebanese scene to discuss, learn and propel design onward by attempting to answer the questions put forward for this year’s exciting new theme.
Why should I participate?
Bringing together more than 25,000 visitors at over 150 events in various locations around Beirut, BDW, now in its eighth consecutive year, showcases the best of Lebanese and international design. As a participant at BDW, you will be provided with a wide exposure and platform that connects you to a network of inspiring creatives, thinkers and leaders. Furthermore, you will have the freedom to choose what type of event (open studios, filmscreening, exhibition talk, workshop etc…) you would want to organize at your premises in collaboration with Beirut Design Week.
The different packages
In order to particpate at this year’s Beirut Design Week, you will need to choose one of the following packages: