Who can participate?
Southern Sweden Design Days 2021 is open to participants within the fields of design, architecture and craft:
- Independent practitioners, agencies, studios and collectives;
- Design brands and companies active in the fields of design;
- Educational institutions, cultural institutions, industry organisations and associations.
Practitioners who are not based in southern Sweden may also participate.
In order to meet the overall scope of Southern Sweden Design Days and to ensure a certain level of quality that can be expected by visitors, we ask participants to consider the following basic criteria when submitting projects:
- The project is design related.
- The project is well considered, thought through and ready for presentation.
- The project relates to sustainability, development and/or innovation.
- The project is in line with the overall theme for Southern Sweden Design Days 2021.
Southern Sweden Design Days encourages collaborative projects between designers, commerce, experts, industry and/or academia.
Cost of participation
Participation in Southern Sweden Design Days is free of charge.
Participants are responsible for finding a venue for events.
However, the Form/Design Center organisation is willing to advise and – to some extent – help participants find a location for their event. Please indicate in application if assistance is requested.
Examples of locations:
- Own studio space
- Empty properties or industrial premises
- Pop up in retail space
- Outdoor locations
We have also presented a number of venues available to participants here.
Southern Sweden Design Days encourages the use of unexpected locations, which add value to the content.
This year’s main location during Southern Sweden Design Days will be Lokstallarna in Kirseberg. The main location will function as a connecting point and a venue for the launch party, press lounge and talks as well as an exhibition space for participants. A broad range of designers, collectives, universities and innovative companies will get the chance to exhibit their work in this location. Read more how to apply for exhibition space in Lokstallarna here.
Step 1: Application
Participants register to participate through the Southern Sweden Design Days online form.
Application form includes:
PROJECT / PROGRAM CAPTION
Title of project/program caption *
How project is linked to the theme for SSDD 2021*
Description of project*
Participants (Name + website)*
Images and files
Please indicate in application if location advice or assistance is requested.
Please note: Applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted.
Step 2: Review
All submitted projects will be reviewed by the Form/Design Center organisation.
Southern Sweden Design Days is an inclusive event and there is no selection process or cut. However, we retain the right to refuse submitted projects, for example if the content violates our ethical or moral principles.
Participants will receive notification no later than 4 weeks after submitting a project.
Step 3: Online profile
After formal confirmation, instructions will follow on how to create an online profile and upload final information and content for participation.
Step 4: Promotion
Participants are permitted to use the Southern Sweden Design Days participant logo in printed matter and online.
The participant has the option of linking their own website to the SSDD website using the SSDD participant logo with the southernswedendesigndays.com hyperlink.
A few weeks before the event, participants will receive an invitation to come to Form/Design Center to collect promotional materials, for distribution prior to and during Southern Sweden Design Days.
Terms & conditions
Download the terms and conditions for participating in Southern Sweden Design Days 2021.Terms & conditions