Festival of Design: 2023 is an interdisciplinary design platform initiated byDesign Republic in 2016 in Shanghai, with its founding partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. The vision of Festival of Design is to embrace the communal aspect of design to be inclusive, interdisciplinary, and innovative through a diverse program of lectures, talks, exhibitions, and workshops. Festival of Design places an emphasis on collaborative projects and communal engagement with an interest in initiatives inspired by the notion of community and exchange, which enables diverse audiences to engage with inspiring design stories. This emphasis on providing accessible and inclusive experiences remains a core aspect of the festival.
The 2023 festival will explore the theme of “再RE-”. “RE-” is a crucial in prefix today because it signifies the abstract idea of “Do Again” and in the post-pandemic world, it’s essential to reassess our values, redefine our priorities, and rediscover the meaning in what we do with design. This year’s show will also feature a standout lineup of keynote speakers, including Anders Byriel (CEO of Kvadrat), Shay Alkalay (Co-Founder of Raw-Edges), Mark Lee (Co-Founder of Johnston Marklee) and many more. Other must-attend activations include the ECO VISION forum – a series of events dedicated to sustainability – along with an exclusive screening of ALFABETO MANGIAROTTI.