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 12th 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.
ReCreate – the theme for the coming Arctic Design Week 2020 focuses on the most recent business research findings for sustainable and responsible design, and the most successful business ideas. The main theme of the event revolves around the internationally significant and ethical theme “ReCreate”. The principal focus of the theme is sustainable design. The theme represents is a logical continuity for the Arctic town, as Rovaniemi has been chosen as one of the pioneering towns for the circular economy.
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.
Arktista vimmaa 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 2020
ÄÄRI Expo’s producer is Pohjois-Suomen Messut. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, more information can be found online at pohjoisuomenmessut.fi
DESIGN COMPETITIONS PROMOTING COMPETITIVITY
The Award Night event reveals the Arctic Design Enterprise of the Year 2020, Designer Enterprise of the Year 2020, Arctic Design Student of the Year 2020, and Responsible Restaurant of the Year 2020. The Arctic Design Lifetime Achievement award is awarded for assiduous and pioneering work where design takes central stage.