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Open Call: Zlin Design Week Exhibition

04 February 2020

The Zlin Design Week (1-8 May 2020), a festival organised by students of the Faculty of the Multimedia Communications of  ELIA member Tomas Bata University in Zlín, issued a call for projects on the theme of collaboration. The application deadline is 14 February 2020.

Zlin Design Week (May 1 — May 8, 2020) is a week-long festival filling the streets of Zlin and Zlin Castle with design and allowing people who share their passion for design to connect. The festival is a platform for networking, inspiration and sharing and a place allowing professionals as well as young talents to express themselves.

The main theme of the sixth year is COLLABORATION. Zlin Design Week will have seven days to show us what open-mindedness and generosity can bring and that collaboration does make sense. What is the creative process of collaborations between young designers and universities with renowned brands? What products can be created based on their collaboration? Are there any rules or boundaries given by the brands, their strategies and technological resources? What professional fields can we be inspired by, affected by and vice versa? How useful is it for the needs of the business?

Have you got a project or a product that is the result of a collaboration?
Send an application. The main exhibition of Zlin Design Week will introduce design studios from Czech universities as well as international ones and their work which has been done in collaboration with a company or an institution from the commercial as well as non-commercial sectors. You can submit individual products that will be a part of the Zlin Design Week curator exhibition but also exhibition projects which will have their own dedicated section. There will be space to present not only finished products but also collaborations that only have a form of a vision, creativity, finding new material or technologies which have not yet been realised and are not more than five years old.

  • studios and university faculties
  • art university students
  • young designers under the age of 30
You can submit your application form until February 14, 2020.
For more information and applications, please visit the website

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