What is Arctic Design Week?
The world’s northernmost forum of design and influential people, and town festival
The task of Arctic Design Week is to promote northern design expertise and business, while inspiring designers, students, scientists and artists. Arctic Design Week enlivens town culture with local characteristics.
Already organised for the 15th time focusing on Arctic design, we are developing Arctic Design Week in line with international concepts to serve business life and townspeople even better than before, creating a commercial venue and get-together event that promotes responsibility of design buyers, sellers, developers and customers alike.
“Design is the power of significant change and enhanced success. This is why the Arctic Design Week concept serves enterprises and communities in creating sustainable and responsible success stories”, tells Arctic Design Week’s new producer, Taina Torvela.
Mission: Success for Arctic design
Arctic Design Week’s service task is to profile and promote the experts, specialists and regions of Arctic design.
AN ARENA OF INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE FOR THE ENTIRE ARCTIC
Arctic Design Week’s vision is to expand and develop itself as the most prominent forum in the Arctic region for influential people and design, and as a trade-promoting Design Expo.
Arctic Passion town festival
From now on, the programme for Arctic Design Week includes even more programmes organised by cultural actors. Programme contents are intended for appealing to both Finnish and foreign visitors, and registration for Arctic Design Week programmes has been made easy via, for instance, the local hotels.
RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARCTIC USING DESIGN
Arctic Design Week operates by actively highlighting modern themes of responsibility and inspiring discussion. When there is a need for societal and communal deeds, Arctic Design Week brings these issues up for public discussion.
ÄÄRI arctic design Expo
Arctic Design Week is the commercial venue for the Arctic region: a sales and trade fair event for exquisite Arctic region products and services. ÄÄRI Arctic Design Expo organises the spectacular Fashion Show and Arctic Launching Stage for showcasing high-quality products and services.
DESIGN COMPETITIONS PROMOTING COMPETITIVITY
The design competitions of Arctic Design Week provide enterprises the opportunity to utilise the expertise of design experts and students in promoting the competitiveness of enterprises.
The Award Night event reveals the Arctic Design Enterprise of the Year, Arctic Design Student of the Year. The Arctic Design Lifetime Achievement award is awarded for assiduous and pioneering work where design takes central stage.
MEANINGFUL LOCAL DESIGN AND CULTURE EXPERIENCES FOR VISITORS
Part of the World Design Weeks network
Established in 2009, Arctic Design Week is the world’s northernmost design event of the global World Design Weeks network.
UNITED BY DESIGN