1922 May 2022
My program
1922 May 2022
My program

Participation guidelines

From 1 November 2021 – 15 January 2022, it’s possible to register for participation in Southern Sweden Design Days 2022! 

At our kick-off at Form/Design Center on 28 October, we went through how to register as well as the terms and conditions for participation. For those of you who did not have the opportunity to attend, the recording of the Kick-off is available on-demand here.

Important dates

28 Oct: Kickoff at Form/Design Center
1 Nov–15 Jan: Open call SSDD 2022
9 Dec–31 Jan: Registration for participation at Main Location
26 Jan: Info meeting about locations
15 March: Deadline – Program activities
19–22 May: Southern Sweden Design Days 2022

Who can participate?

Southern Sweden Design Days 2022 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.

Participation guidelines

In order to meet the overall direction of Southern Sweden Design Days we have created the following criteria for participation:

  • The content is design related.
  • The content relates to sustainability, development and/or innovation.
  • The content is well considered, thought through and ready for presentation.
  • The content is in line with the overall theme for Southern Sweden Design Days 2022.

Program format

Participants can participate in Southern Sweden through physical as well as digital program activities in the following categories:

Physical event

  • Exhibition
  • Workshop
  • Design display
  • Outdoor installation
  • Performance
  • Fashion show
  • Guided tour
  • Open house

Digital event

  • Seminar
  • Workshop
  • Project film
  • Exhibition
  • Network event
  • Performance
  • Fashion show

Each event will be listed as an individual program activity in SSDD’s overall program at southernswedendesigndays.com.

Cost of registration

For participation in Southern Sweden Design Days 2022, a registration fee of SEK 300 is paid per physical program activity (25% VAT will be added).

Digital program activities are registered free of charge.


Participants register to participate register to participate through the online application form (available 1 Nov–15 Jan). Participants can register multiple program activities.

Note that each program activity must be registered individually.

Example: You want to participate with a physical exhibition, a physical seminar and a digital project film. You then need to register these by submitting three individual forms. The cost of registration for all program items will in this case be a total of (300 + 300 + 0 =) SEK 600 plus VAT.

Registration process

Southern Sweden Design Days is an inclusive event and there is no selection process. Form/Design Center reviews all submitted program activities and participants will receive notification no later than 4 weeks after submitting a program activity. After formal confirmation, participants will receive login and instructions on how to complete their program activity.  We will also send an invoice for the registration fee. Registration is final only when the registration fee has been paid.

Apply here

Theme 2022: ”Proximity”

Nearness in time, space or relationship

Proximity is the experience of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc.

Proximity can be about geographical distances or functional conditions that affect how often we cross paths with others. Closeness that allows us to get to know each other, discover similarities across borders and create relationships.

Proximity can be an expression of fellowship and belonging. To be a part of a community or context. The importance of social closeness in a time of physical distance. Generosity, openness, and a great sense of humor.

Proximity can include several dimensions. To produce and consume locally – to use the assets and resources that are close by to build a sustainable future. At the same time, be globally interconnected between continents, countries, and cities. To feel kinship with people all over the world and consider how closely we all are connected to each other.

We welcome your different interpretations of the theme!


Participants are asked to create an equation for each program activity according to the format:

 X + Y = Z (where Z = Title on program activity)

The equation allows you to describe your program activity to visitors in a short and simple way, while also creating a common thread in the overall program. The equations were born through the 2021 theme ("1 + 1 = 3") and it was an appreciated feature.


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.

An info meeting about locations will be held 26 Jan 2022, when different suggestions on locations will be presented.
Read more here!

Main location

Lokstallarna in Kirseberg will serve as a connection point for the event and the venue for a limited number of selected larger exhibitions that relate to SSDD’s overall focus (Sustainability, Collaboration, Development and Innovation) and to the 2022 theme. The exhibitions are selected by a panel. The minimum exhibition space is 50 m² indoors and 25 m² outdoors. Practical info about participation in the Main location is available here.

On site in Lokstallarna, visitors will also be able to attend panel discussions, seminars and workshops in SSDD Studio, which this year will be located next door to the exhibition hall (in collaboration with in-discourse).

Read more here!

SSDD Studio

In SSDD Studio at Lokstallarna, panel discussions, seminars, interviews, workshops, etc. will be held in front of an audience. The program will also be broadcasted live during the event days via southernswedendesigndays.com.

As a participant, you can apply to participate in the studio - either live in front of an audience during the event days, or through self-produced digital content as part of SSDD Studio's tableau at southernswedendesigndays.com. Participation in SSDD Studio does not involve any additional costs.

Read more here!

Instagram Live

Participants have the possibility to broadcast live via our Instagram Live channel during the event days. Show your studio, hold a short workshop, show steps in your production process – only the imagination sets the limits. Apply for Instagram Live when registering for SSDD 2022.

Read more here!

Terms & conditions 

Download the terms and conditions for participating in Southern Sweden Design Days 2022.

Terms & Conditions 2022