About Southern Sweden Design Days
27–30 May 2021, the very first edition of Southern Sweden Design Days will take place – a new international design event in Malmö. Southern Sweden Design Days invites visitors from all over the world to experience the best the creative southern Swedish design region has to offer.
Southern Sweden Design Days 2021 is a new annual event that highlights and builds knowledge about design – focusing on sustainability, collaboration, development and innovation. For four days, a platform is created showcasing a full range of design disciplines through seminars, workshops, exhibitions and networking events. Southern Sweden Design Days is organised by Form/Design Center – the main venue for architecture, design and crafts in southern Sweden.
Open to all
Southern Sweden Design Days is aimed at a design-interested public as well as professional visitors. With a train ride only 30 minutes from Copenhagen, Malmö is a central hub for creativity, sustainability and culture. The participants are active in design, architecture and crafts and count both individual practitioners, offices, studios and collectives, producers and companies active in the field of design, colleges and universities, cultural institutions as well as industry organisations and associations.
The theme for Southern Sweden Design Days 2021 is “1 + 1 = 3”. This year’s theme encourages collaborations and cross-fertilisation with the aim of highlighting the region’s openness and locality. The theme can be seen as a symbol of synergy and sustainability – to solve existing and future challenges there is a need to collaborate, innovate and bring new equations to the table. The theme is open to interpretation and can be a meeting between materials or techniques that form a new whole, different expressions and styles combined in an innovative manner or it can encourage different industries or disciplines to merge. With more than 150 participants, Southern Sweden Design Days shows the width and the weight of the region’s design scene.