1013 Sep 2020
1013 Sep 2020

10 Mar 2020

Over 200 participants!

Design is a hot topic in the south of Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days now has over 200 confirmed participants in more than 70 locations across the city of Malmö! 

2020 is the start of a new annual event that highlights and builds knowledge about design – focusing on sustainability, collaboration, development and innovation. For four days, the city is filled with exhibitions, seminars, networking events and festivities in a variety of locations. Southern Sweden Design Days is organized by Form/Design Center – the main venue for architecture, design and crafts in southern Sweden.

Selected projects 2020

Artifacts presents an installation – or rather, a natural history museum from the future with artifacts and remains after our post-factual society – by Stoft Studio and the lighting and video artist Olof Werngren with music specially composed by Karl Arvidson. In the interactive, site-specific Dumt Café by Siri Skillgate, Ebba Tham and Andreas Kojcevski Hansson, visitors can explore the universe of Dum Keramik and small-scale local production of ceramics. Visitors can also meet Petra Lilja, Erik Sandelin and The Un/Making Studio, part of the Design and Posthumanism Network, whose work revolves around contemporary planetary challenges and how design practices and research can grow and contribute to posthumanism.

Objects from the project Artifacts by Stoft Studio, Olof Werngren and Karl Arvidson
Artifacts makes us consider a future made up of artificial eco-systems. Photo: Olof Werngren

For the interdisciplinary project, What Matter_s 2.0, six designers and six manufacturers are paired to develop new sustainable materials based on the manufacturers' residue, thus creating new ways of thinking, developing and commercializing together. See what fx. Henriksson & Lindgren and Kiviks Musteri or Kajsa Willner and Stora Enso comes up with. At H.O.L – Cyber Atelier, traditional craftsmanship and new technology merge into a system of sustainable production of custom-made garments, and visitors can explore design by Hi On Life and images by Irika. Restaurang SMAK at Malmö Konsthall sets the frame for Knöl, a food and art experience by Louise Hederström, where local raw ingredients will be highlighted and presented together with objects cast in bronze at Rosengren’s metal foundry. In the collaborative project, Risokompis, 30 designers are paired in teams of two, who will design a poster together with the slight obstruction that they won’t see each other's contributions before the final poster is printed.

Preview of the dance performance The Rhythm is not OK
Experience the pace of fashion in the form of a dance performance making you think about how we value time in The Rhythm is not OK. Photo: Naemi Gustavsson

Explore the role of artificial intelligence and non-human knowledge with Schultz Lindberg, see the stunning new objects made from leftover metal by Jenny Nordberg and experience the pace of fashion in the form of a dance performance making you think about how we value time in The Rhythm is not OK by OKULT, Naemi Gustavsson and AdeY from a concept written by Lisa Lou Berggren. And in between events, one can tune in on Fomgivarpodden, a new biweekly podcast about life as a designer, where textile designer Karin Olu Lindgård talks with industrial designer Kajsa Willner. 

This and so much more will be happening at Southern Sweden Design Days 10–13 September 2020 in Malmö.