10 years Unesco City of Design – Berlin celebrates design

Category: Design

© Gali Sarig

© Gali Sarig

© Gali Sarig

© Gali Sarig

© Gali Sarig

DMY International Design Festival Berlin

Taking place at Kraftwerk Berlin in Köpenicker Straße from 2 to 5 June 2016, DMY International Design Festival Berlin will open its doors to the public to participants from all design categories, ranging from product and industrial design, through fashion and graphic design, to communication and digital design. The festival presents itself as an interface between the design disciplines, companies, young designers, the media and the general public. On the topic of "odyssey", the festival will provide insights into current design production and will point out new trends. Design offers the potential to link together the analogue and digital worlds. Design should be seen as an opportunity to shape our world in a way that is sustainable, innovative and useful through the collaboration of various disciplines.

Berlin Design Expo

On the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of Berlin as a UNESCO City of Design, DMY invites all designers and studios to present their work as part of the Special Exhibition Berlin Design Expo 2016 on a total floor area of 500 square metres. The project is aimed at enhancing Berlin's image factor. As is widely known, Berlin is said to be the creative capital of Europe. Numerous reputable design studios and agencies are based in German capital and work for globally operating companies. Creativity and innovative solutions are important hallmarks of the design and agency worlds.

DMY International Design Festival drew more than 10,000 visitors last year with its unique mix of festival, expo, talks, workshops and talent. The event is an absolute must-do for all design enthusiasts. 

When? 2 to 5 June 2016
Where? Kraftwerk Berlin 

Nachtschicht – Berlin Design Night 

CREATE BERLIN opens its doors on 3 June 2016, from 7 pm to midnight, for the fifth Nachtschicht – Berlin Design Night. Last year, around 15,000 visitors attended the event. This year again, more than 100 studios, agencies, shops and showrooms will open their doors and give visitors exciting insights into their work. Relevant actors include smaller studios and agencies as well as design networks operating on a global scale. The spectrum will range from interior and product design, through fashion, to architecture and illustration. NACHTSCHICHT's aim is to show the innovative strength and inventiveness harboured by the creative industry in Berlin. Make the most of this opportunity to get to know agencies as well as creative minds and their projects and engage in personal dialogue.

When? 3 June 2016
Where? Everywhere in the city. 

Berlin – UNESCO City of Design

On the occasion of the ten-year anniversary the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research / Projekt Zukunft will publish its monitoring report "Berlin -UNESCO City of Design", examining the development of the design and creative industries and the support received in the period from 2008 to 2016. Receiving the award of UNESCO City of Design and being included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network were important milestones for Berlin as a growing hub for the creative and startup scenes. We would like to thank all partners, companies, networks as well as platforms who have supported us along this way.

<link https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/sites/creative-cities/files/Report_Berlin_UNESCOCREATIVECITIES%20Network_final.pdf - - "Opens external link in new window">Download Monitoring Report</link>